To develop, in partnership with Sevenseas Creative, digital solutions to improve cultural competence in the servicing of Indigenous job seekers by jobactive providers.
Since the research was exploratory, a qualitative approach was utilised. This enabled the research team to unpack the concept of cultural appropriateness; which fed into the development of the digital tool and recommended strategies.
The research covered five locations across Australia.
Across all locations a total of 18 focus groups were conducted with Indigenous job seekers and recently employed Indigenous people who were previously registered with a jobactive provider (within the last 12 months). A further 24 in-depth interviews (IDIs) were conducted with jobactive providers, Aboriginal Employment Service agencies and Vocational Training agencies.