Action item 13.4



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That the Government ensures that training providers and gas companies collaborate so that skill requirements are clearly understood by training providers, and that trainees acquire appropriate skills.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end June 2022.

Reform area
Maximising regional benefits and local opportunities
Project action
Creating local training programs, skills assessment and employment
Lead agency
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Action item update

Implementation progress

Implementation of the Gas Service and Supply Plan that was launched on 5 March 2020 to increase local participation in the gas industry.

Onshore Gas Supply Chain Working Group established to coordinate industry efforts to maximise regional benefits and local opportunities. Members include NTG, Santos, Origin Energy, Armour Energy, Empire Energy, Tamboran Resources, Central Petroleum, Australian Petroleum and Production Exploration Association (APPEA) and ICN NT.

Government is working with training providers and industry regarding skills requirements via:

  • Implementation of the Beetaloo Aboriginal Economic Development Strategy.
  • Juno Jobs – pathways to apprenticeships and traineeships; working model developed for community consultation as a pilot program specific to the Barkly region.
  • Development of a Barkly Business Hub in Tennant Creek due for completion in 2022.
  • Northern Territory Business Hub announced in March 2022 and to be delivered by Northern Territory Indigenous Network – with satellite offices across the Northern Territory.
  • Industry-led liaison meetings, town briefings and community consultation.