printable versionPrint this page

TACWAC Sewing Project - Launceston City Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 16 February 2006
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
State/Country:Tasmania, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • 'Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation for Women's Arts and Crafts Sewing Projectí Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Payments:
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) (Cth) ($30,000)
  • Proposed contribution - Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) (Cth) ($6,600)
  • Subject Matter: | Employment and Training
    Summary Information:
    The Launceston City 'TACWAC Sewing Project' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement between the Indigenous community of Launceston, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation for Women's Arts and Crafts (TACWAC), the Australian Government and local Indigenous organisations. It provides funding and resources towards the expansion and development of the skills base of Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Programme participants in the TACWAC Sewing Program. It aims to enable participants transition into non-CDEP employment. In addition, the SRA provides support for TACWAC's establishment of a small business under the Indigenous Small Business Fund (ISBF).

    Shared Responsibility Agreements are agreements between governments and Indigenous communities to provide discretionary funding in return for community obligations. The new arrangements developed from an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments and replace the previous ATSIC system of funding. For more information see 'Shared Responsibility Agreement' below.
    Detailed Information:

    The SRA aims to address the priority of 'non-CDEP employment opportunities for Aboriginal women and the transition from CDEP to small business'. The SRA 'reflects the COAG priority of economic participation and development and represents a significant business opportunity especially for Aboriginal women in Launceston' (Indigenous Portal Website, February 2007).

    Shared Responsibilities

    In addition to undertaking training and employment provided for by the SRA, the community and individuals will continue to support CDEP participation and will provide expertise, administrative support and office space for a business consultant. The community and individuals will also actively promote employees' development and marketing opportunities identified in the ISBF Business Plan.

    The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has proposed a total contribution of $30,000 towards a consultancy and business plan.

    The Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination has proposed a contribution of $6,600 towards training, software, equipment and material costs.

    The funding of the SRA is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement.

    Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms

    The SRA provides for the bi-monthly report by the Sewing Manager to the TACWAC Committee. In addition, there are provisions for half yearly assessment by the TACWAC Administrator of training attendance, as well as the increase in production.

    The TACWAC Administrator will also engage a consultant in accordance with ISBF Guidelines and produce a business plan.

    Quarterly contact will be had between the CDEP participants, TACWAC, DEWR and the Hobart Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC).

    Related Entries

  • Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (Cth) - Signatory
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth) - Signatory
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation for Women's Arts and Crafts - Signatory
  • Hobart Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Event
  • Indigenous Small Business Fund (ISBF)
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Programme

  • Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

    Top of page

    Was this useful? Click here to fill in the ATNS survey