Social Impact 2017



The NCIE is committed to continually improving how we do business to deliver sustainable benefits to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NCIE's Social Impact Report 2017 shares our journey of articulating, measuring and reporting on our social impact. We look forward to this narrative generating many conversations to assist us in this journey. Read the 2017 Social Impact Report.

Social Value Drivers

The social value that NCIE delivers hinges on culturally appropriate design of services and the synergies between services. Culturally aware design enhances the effectiveness of NCIE’s services.

70 000

NCIE's services reached 70 000 people in 2017. This reach strengthens Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander identity in the whole range of experiences offered by our services.

NCIE Impact Measurement Journey

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Services Impact Summary

HOSPITALITY

NCIE accommodation, conference and catering services are highly sought after due to their unique offerings.

  • 1,287 guests
  • 87% more connected to culture
  • $1.7 million in social value
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JOB READY

Job Ready is an employment and training program for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • 22 Graduates
  • 31 Employed
  • $1.1 million in social value
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NCIE Hospitality’s accommodation, conference and catering services are highly sought after due to their unique offerings. Guests experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures through our staff, catering, cultural ceremonies, art and craft, community and fitness members, and other NGOs and businesses on site.

Key impact areas are stronger connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and improved leadership. Reengagement through volunteering and attendance of cultural events is also important; as is stronger cultural connections and greater community knowledge and attachment leading to stronger communities and networks.

Hospitality offers an integral employment pathway for the Job Ready program.

Hospitality Impact

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Job Ready is an employment and training program at NCIE exclusively for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have complex barriers to employment.

Employment is evidenced to deliver income benefit as well as self-esteem benefit. The training, mentoring and matching approach improves mental health and self-esteem, as well as efficiency gains in job searches.

Job Ready Impact

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FITNESS & AQUATICS

NCIE Fitness & Aquatic Centre supports healthy lifestyles for over 2,200 members.

  • +473 Life Years
  • 50% of Participants more motivated
  • $3.8 million in social value
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IDX

Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) is an innovative digital skills development program.

  • 1,033 participants
  • 25 facilitators trained
  • $2.7 million in social value
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NCIE Fitness & Aquatic Centre supports healthy lifestyles for over 2,200 members. It offers a wide range of fitness services and is a culturally safe place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Group fitness programs are specifically designed to be culturally appropriate to Indigenous groups. Over 40% of our members are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

Fitness Centre programs have a positive impact on the motivation levels of members to increase their activity levels. Over 50% per cent of program participants report increased motivation to exercise more regularly. This impacts lifespan and wellbeing, and reduces obesity costs to the health system.

Fitness Centre Impact

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Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) is an innovative digital skills development program that partners with Elders and children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. IDX covers a wide range of digital skills ranging from basic computer literacy through to advanced skills like piloting drones.

IDX reaches remote and rural communities. A key feature of skills development is training and revisiting local adult facilitators to embed skills and knowledge into the community.

The digital workshops result in increased motivation which lead to better educational outcomes. Digital literacy has a further positive impact on lifetime earnings.

IDX Impact

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TATU

Talking About Tobacco Use (TATU) is a smoking awareness and education program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • 303 workshop participants
  • +421 life years
  • $2.6 million in social value
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CHILDREN'S SERVICES

NCIE’s Children’s Services support the development of children between the ages of 4 to 12.

  • 46 Families
  • Mums' pathways
  • $0.2 million in social value
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Talking About Tobacco Use (TATU) is a smoking awareness and education program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with the culturally appropriate message that “traditional smoke heals, tobacco smoke kills”. TATU has extensive reach across the community through workshops, sponsorship of events, and media campaigns.

Programs like TATU working in schools can reduce smoking take-up rates by an average of 12 per cent. Clinical research over many decades shows that quitting and prevention of smoking adds up to 10 years to a person’s life. Smoking also imposes costs on the Australian health system.

TATU Impact

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NCIE’s Children’s Services support the development of children between the ages of 4 to 12 and provide respite to parents, some of whom are then able to work. The Children’s Services programs are delivered at the NCIE, a culturally safe place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The after school and school holiday programs include culturally embedded structured and unstructured activities such as healthy eating, sport, homework help, free play and yarning circles

Children's Services Impact

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As a commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, NCIE provides office space to Australian Indigenous Mentoring Enterprise (AIME), Tribal Warrior Association, and the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA).

Each of these organisations works to deliver opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses through procurement, with our annual Indigenous procurement spend at 21% in 2017.

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HOSPITALITY

NCIE accommodation, conference and catering services are highly sought after due to their unique offerings.

  • 1,287 guests
  • 87% more connected to culture
  • $1.7 million in social value
Show More

NCIE Hospitality’s accommodation, conference and catering services are highly sought after due to their unique offerings.

Guests experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures through our staff, catering, cultural ceremonies, art and craft, community and fitness members, and other NGOs and businesses on site.

Key impact areas are stronger connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and improved leadership.

Re-engagement through volunteering and attendance of cultural events is also important; as is stronger cultural connections and greater community knowledge and attachment leading to stronger communities and networks.

Hospitality offers an integral employment pathway for the Job Ready program.

Hospitality Impact

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Show Less
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JOB READY

Job Ready is an employment and training program for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • 22 Graduates
  • 31 Employed
  • $1.1 million in social value
Show More

Job Ready is an employment and training program at NCIE exclusively for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have complex barriers to employment.

Employment is evidenced to deliver income benefit as well as self-esteem benefit. The training, mentoring and matching approach improves mental health and self-esteem, as well as efficiency gains in job searches.

Job Ready Impact

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Show Less
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FITNESS & AQUATICS

NCIE Fitness & Aquatic Centre supports healthy lifestyles for over 2,200 members.

  • +473 Life Years
  • 50% of Participants more motivated
  • $3.8 million in social value
Show More

NCIE Fitness & Aquatic Centre supports healthy lifestyles for over 2,200 members. It offers a wide range of fitness services and is a culturally safe place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Group fitness programs are specifically designed to be culturally appropriate to Indigenous groups. Over 40% of our members are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

Fitness Centre programs have a positive impact on the motivation levels of members to increase their activity levels.

Over 50% per cent of program participants report increased motivation to exercise more regularly. This impacts lifespan and wellbeing, and reduces obesity costs to the health system.

Fitness Centre Impact

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Show Less
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IDX

Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) is an innovative digital skills development program.

  • 1,033 participants
  • 25 facilitators trained
  • $2.7 million in social value
Show More

Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) is an innovative digital skills development program that partners with Elders and children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

IDX covers a wide range of digital skills ranging from basic computer literacy through to advanced skills like piloting drones.

IDX reaches remote and rural communities. A key feature of skills development is training and revisiting local adult facilitators to embed skills and knowledge into the community.

The digital workshops result in increased motivation which lead to better educational outcomes. Digital literacy has a further positive impact on lifetime earnings.

IDX Impact

statistic graph
Show Less
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TATU

Talking About Tobacco Use (TATU) is a smoking awareness and education program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • 303 workshop participants
  • +421 life years
  • $2.6 million in social value
Show More

Talking About Tobacco Use (TATU) is a smoking awareness and education program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with the culturally appropriate message that “traditional smoke heals, tobacco smoke kills”.

TATU has extensive reach across the community through workshops, sponsorship of events, and media campaigns.

Programs like TATU working in schools can reduce smoking take-up rates by an average of 12 per cent.

Clinical research over many decades shows that quitting and prevention of smoking adds up to 10 years to a person’s life. Smoking also imposes costs on the Australian health system.

TATU Impact

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES

NCIE’s Children’s Services support the development of children between the ages of 4 to 12.

  • 46 Families
  • Mums' pathways
  • $0.2 million in social value
Show More

NCIE’s Children’s Services support the development of children between the ages of 4 to 12 and provide respite to parents, some of whom are then able to work.

The Children’s Services programs are delivered at the NCIE, a culturally safe place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The after school and school holiday programs include culturally embedded structured and unstructured activities such as healthy eating, sport, homework help, free play and yarning circles.

Children's Services Impact

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Outcomes & Services

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