DHUB

As part of the NSW Government’s OCHRE initiative (Opportunity, Choice, Healing, Responsibility, Empowerment) Bamara will lead the work of the Dubbo Opportunity Hub (DHUB) a program for Aboriginal students in Years 5–12 in Dubbo and Wellington.

We use a strength-based approach to ensure our young people will gain confidence and knowledge to make successful transitions between primary
and secondary school and scaffold supported pathways between secondary school and further education, training and employment. A strong focus on identity and culture will be an integral part of our approach.

DHUB will add value to relevant current programs and services already operating and will work closely with principals and their leadership teams to identify and fill gaps in successful school initiatives. In school sessions will focus on aspiration building, career pathway planning and setting up for employment success.

Aboriginal students and youth are at the core of what we do. Their aspirations and needs will drive the work of DHUB. Bamara will work collaboratively and with focused effort to ensure they achieve a successful transition to a meaningful career and post schooling outcome, and we invite you to be a crucial part of that journey.

David LiddiardOAM Director and Owner Bamara

A whole of community approach

DHUB will coordinate and link current services, actively engaging Aboriginal students and young people, their schools, families and communities and building respectful and strong connections to ensure the work of DHUB is community driven and sustainable.

We provide young Aboriginal students with the confidence and knowledge to follow a supported pathway between secondary school and further education, training and employment.

DHUB’s approach is collaborative, inclusive, respectful, focused, culturally aware and flexible. We create links between local schools, employers, training providers, support services and Aboriginal communities and are committed to working in partnership to provide coordinated opportunities ensuring that employment, training and further education opportunities are matched to individual students’ aspirations.

How DHUB works

A whole of community approach
DHUB’s approach is collaborative, inclusive, respectful, focused, culturally aware and flexible. We create links between local schools, employers, training providers, support services and Aboriginal communities.

Coordination and linking current services
DHUB is not about creating a whole new program — it’s about coordinating and linking current services to ensure that each Aboriginal student is given the best opportunity to achieve economic independence through education and employment.

Adding value
DHUB will seek to add value to relevant current programs and services already operating, we work with school leaders to identify and fill gaps in successful school initiatives for Aboriginal youth, we will build on the good work in schools to support a successful transition after the students step out of the school gate.

Career pathway planning
DHUB will also make available in school sessions that address aspiration building, career pathway planning and setting up for employment success.

Foundation partners
Our partners will come from education, community and industry and will join with Bamara to ensure DHUB aligns its work and resources to meet the needs of the Aboriginal students in the region.

Work in partnership
With principals, teachers and Aboriginal Education Officers from public, Catholic and independent schools to provide opportunities to Aboriginal primary and secondary students.

Respectful and strong connections
DHUB will work to establish respectful and strong connections and partnerships with parents and care givers.

Student aspirations
Through our focus on partnership and coordination we will work to match employment, training and further education opportunities to individual students’ aspirations and broker links with schools, employers, training providers, support services and Aboriginal communities, to deliver improved outcomes for Aboriginal young people.

Strength-based approach
DHUB is committed to providing Aboriginal young people with the confidence and knowledge to make successful transitions between primary and secondary school and scaffold supported pathway between secondary school and further education, training and employment. A strong focus on identity and culture will be an integral part of our strength-based approach.

Contact Us

Andrea Harms
Managing Director, Bamara
0434 586 747
aharms@bamara.com.au

Brooke Mallison
DHUB Coordinator, Bamara
0448 613 166
bmallison@dubbohub.com.au