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Deadly Women

Deadly Women are everywhere in our communities.

Deadly Women have held our communities together, inspired us to go forward, kept the culture strong, given us solid values. They have advanced our communities to achieve and excel, time and time again through history.

Deadly Women imagined a better future, created it from the ground up and achieved success for many in our communities.

We want to recognise that knowledge, experience, competency and skill by offering an opportunity for women to gain formal nationally recognised qualifications with a Certificate 1 in Workplace Skills and a Certificate 1 in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)

Recognised qualifications

This free opportunity is for any Deadly First Nations Women over 18 years of age to learn and grow new skills, achieve a nationally recognised qualification with Certificate 1 in Workplace Skills and a Certificate 1 in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture) and meet other Deadly Sisters. Register to attend the workshops in your nearest location.

The Deadly Women's Development and Leadership Program is an invaluable opportunity for any woman looking to strengthen her leadership skills and make an impact. With unique, dynamic learning opportunities, this program is ideal for the beginning of your learning development and leadership journey. 

We are holding the Deadly Women development and leadership workshops in 2022, 2023 and 2024 in locations in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Cairns 2022 Deadly Women Participants
Cairns 2022 Deadly Women Participants
Thursday Island 2023 Deadly Women Participants
Thursday Island 2023 Deadly Women Participants
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The Indigenous Women’s Development and Leadership Program ‘Deadly Women’ will

empower

First Nations women and girls by developing job readiness︎ and fostering women’s leadership and talent within their local communities

equip

First Nations women with the skills, recognised qualifications, work necessary documentation, knowledge and confidence to seek work opportunities , personal development and community leadership

deliver

a flexible and tailored training program by First Nations community members and supported by trained RRRC and INLOC personnel

deliver

education, personal and economic empowerment along with pathways to employment and micro-business development

develop

opportunities for First Nations women through stakeholder partnerships with local government and industry

Program overview

This free opportunity is for any Deadly First Nations Women over 18 years of age to learn and grow new skills, meet other Deadly Sisters, and achieve nationally recognised qualifications in Certificate 1 in Workplace Skills and Certificate 1 in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture).

Learn about leadership, values of self-determination, role models, and management to foster a culture of leadership. Listen to inspirational First Nations speakers who will share their paths to success. Once you cross the finish line, you could attend an Industry Networking Forum to talk about your ideas and meet community and industry leaders and receive your Certificates at a Graduation Ceremony.

Queensland

Cairns
Thursday Island
Mapoon
Napranum

Northern Territory

Alice Springs
Katherine
Jabiru/Kakadu

The Indigenous Women’s Development and Leadership Program ‘Deadly Women’ will give you benefits for your future growth and direction which includes:

A personal CV to assist in obtaining future employment

Statement of Attainment for Certificate I in Tourism

Statement of Attainment for Certificate I in Workplace Skills

Alumni of 'Deadly Women'

Networking with community and industry partners

Mentoring and coaching

Your Benefits include:

  • free attendance at the workshops,
  • learning and growing new skills
  • meeting other Deadly Sisters
  • stepping stones to reaching personal goals
  • achieving nationally recognised qualifications with two certificates-Certificate 1 in Workplace Skills and Certificate 1 in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)

You learn how to:

  • effectively plan and prepare for work
  • use business resources
  • time manage
  • operate digital devices
  • keep a workplace safe, and
  • develop a community tourism project.

Certificates of Attainment

Certificate I: teaches basic vocational defined knowledge and skills. 

This certificate can provide you with valuable pre-vocational employment and training in a specific field. It's suitable for someone who has completed their secondary education at year 12 level or equivalent, although requirements can differ between states and territories. These certificates can introduce you to industries such as office work, retail, hospitality, tourism or horticulture so you can decide if a career in the field is for you. To complete this certificate successfully you can have basic numeracy, literacy, cognitive, communication and technical skills to use the tools provided to you, process the information you receive and communicate with others.

BSB10120

Certificate 1 in Workplace Skills

Set yourself on the path to a career in business with this introductory qualification. This course will prepare you for further study and equip you with the foundation skills to work in a range of entry-level administrative positions.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as general clerks grew strongly over the past five years and is expected to continue to grow in the future. This is a very large occupation with over 182,000 job opening expected over the next five years.

In this course you will develop the basic skills needed to work effectively in a business environment. You will learn how to use digital devices and technologies for work practices, as well as how to collect and record data. You will also learn how to work effectively with others and be sustainable in the workplace.

Successful completion of this course will give you the basic knowledge required to complete further studies in this area. You will also be prepared to enter the workforce in a range of administrative and clerical roles.

What can I do?

  • Administration Assistant

  • Office Assistant

  • General Clerk

Course outcome:

  • BSB10120 Certificate I in Workplace Skills

SIT10122

Certificate 1 in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture).

Set yourself on a path to a career in tourism with this introductory qualification.

This course will prepare you for further study and equip you with the foundation skills to work in a range of entry-level tourism positions. Tourism is a vital sector for the growth of Far North Queensland and in the lead-up to the Brisbane Olympics in 2032. You can enter the tourism industry or start a tourism project in your community.

In this course you will develop the basic skills need to work effectively in a tourism environment where you interpret and promote Indigenous culture. This qualification provides a pathway to work in a range of job roles in the tourism industry in organisations with an Australian Indigenous focus. These include Individuals may have a very specific role, as an Australian Indigenous person or other individual approved of by local elders to share aspects of their culture with visitors in a formal or informal way.

You will do a community project that develops your skills and also gets you thinking about how your community can be actively involved in showcasing their strengths and unique features.

Successful completion of this course will give you the basic knowledge required to complete further studies in this area. You will also be prepared to enter the workforce in a range of tourism and tour guide roles.

What can I do?

  • Indigenous Storyteller

  • Indigenous Cultural Centre Guide

  • Tour operators

  • Operators of a site

  • Cultural or heritage centre

Course outcome:

  • SIT10122- Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)

Inspirational First Nations Leadership Speakers

Inspirational women are important because they offer an aspirational and empowering message for young girls and women. They provide a positive example that can make all the difference. Role models provide a face and identity to the goals and ambitions that many women may have, and they inspire us to believe that it is possible to realise those goals and dreams and not be defined by the expectations that society has set for them, but to strive for greater things and achieve their potential. Inspirational women offer a needed message of hope and ambition to women everywhere and remind us that... We Are the Change.

Kantesha
Kantesha Takai
Torres Strait Islander / Wuthathi
Dr Henrietta Marrie AM
Dr Henrietta Marrie AM
Gimuy Walubara Yidinji
Dr-Odegaard
Dr Donna Odegaard AM
Larrakia
Marilyn-Miller
Marilyn Miller
Kuku Yalanji / Waanyi

Community Visits

An important part of the Deadly Women workshops are visits to community. Hosted by the community organisation, they provide a deeper insight and understanding for our Deadly Women participants about the activity of these organisations and the types of job roles that are required in these sectors and industries. These visits include health centres, businesses, arts organisations, galleries and museums, ranger sites, tourist ventures, radio and media organisations, peak bodies and service organisations. Here are some examples of where we have been in each location:

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