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Murri Pathways – Student Futures is a collaborative project between the Indigenous Education Unit of North Coast region, the Central Queensland North Coast regions of the Department of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP), the Indigenous Schooling Support Unit (ISSU) and the North Coast region of the Department of Education and Training (DET).

This page provides information related to programs, strategies and services that assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people transition from school into employment and further education.   

Youth Employment Program (YEP)
YEP provides a range of services to assist and support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are looking for work, completing high school or considering further education.  If you’re completing Year 12, are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and aren’t sure what to do after you finish school, YEP can help you. 
The Queensland Government’s Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) is responsible for running the program.  To get started, you need to contact DATSIP on 13QGOV and ask to speak to your local DATSIP regional office, email or visit this website

Murri Pathways – Leading the Way   “Swimming The River “

The Job Assist Project

DATSIP can provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in transitioning into employment. 
The South East Queensland (North) Region of DATSIP, which covers the Moreton Bay, Gympie and Sunshine Coast areas, will help unemployed people registered with DATSIP to access job opportunities identified.
To find out more, please contact the staff at DATSIP on (07) 5490 1091, view the flyer and
fill in the consent form.

Murri Pathways – Jobs Board 

Murri Pathways Student Futures have been working with the Qld Coles Indigenous Employment Coordinator to develop transition pathways and employment opportunities for North Coast Region  students.  Recruitment is now happening for the Christmas holidays with opportunities for Years 10-12 for casual employment.  These positions may lead to more permanent work. There may also be opportunities for Year 10 and 11 students who would like to find casual / weekend work at this store.

If there is a Coles store in the area close to your school please encourage interested students to apply.   Year 10-12 Indigenous Students, who are interested in working for Coles and gaining employment in the retail sector, need to lodge expressions of interest as soon as possible at

So that these school supported applications can be identified by the Indigenous Employment Coordinator, can you please forward to me the names of those who apply and I will forward this information to the coordinator.  Young people that apply need to be enthusiastic about working for this company (there are many opportunities for advancement through this organisation), well presented and open to working on weekends and evenings.

There is a new Coles store opening in Mango Hill in November and recruitment for this store is now open. Scarborough Coles is currently recruiting.

Financial Services Trainee

AFL SportsReady currently have two exciting positions available for a person wanting to pursue a career in the banking and finance industry.
The successful applicants will be legally employed by AFL SportsReady, but will work on-site with ANZ Bank and receive an accredited Certificate III Financial Services qualification (on successful completion). For more details see this link.


Indigenous Networks and Partnerships and Events


Solid Partners Solid Futures Indigenous portal  

This portal brings together key strategies, programs and initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people across the full spectrum of education from early childhood to employment.  Subscribe to our newsletter


Indigenous Training Strategy

This strategy forms part of the Queensland Government’s efforts to encourage equitable participation in training by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 


Reconciliation Australia

Reconciliation Australia is an independent, national not-for-profit organisation promoting reconciliation by building relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 


Events Calendar

​Program ​Audience ​Title and Details ​​Venue and Costs
Forum ​Indigenous education workers

Indigenous education workers forums twice a year – term 1 and term 4 across all areas – focus programs/ pathways and playgroups


Contact NCRIEU on (07) 5352 9285