The recruitment for 12 Aboriginal ranger positions in the South West is underway.
The new positions are part of the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council’s Noongar Boodja Mentored Employment and Training Partnership project delivered by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
The project will employ 12 Noongar trainee rangers on 16-month mentored training placements.
One male and one female Noongar ranger will be directly employed and trained by the department to undertake work on conservation reserves in each of the six South West Native Title Agreement Areas.
Throughout the 16-month program, participants will be given the opportunity to undertake qualifications for Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management and the department’s Fire Fighting Crew Member Course.
The project will increase capacity in the Noongar community to undertake conservation and land management activities on lands that will come across to Noongar ownership and control, as part of the South West Native Title Agreement.
It will also increase capacity to undertake joint management of the conservation estate in Noongar Boodja once the agreement is implemented.
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