Beyond Billabong currently provides two streams of programs, Beach to Billabong and Mobility to Industry. Both programs are aimed at empowering Indigenous people with the life skills to make positive life choices through innovative and holistic programs. The objectives of the programs are to help participants gain respect for themselves and for others, pride in their achievements and a better appreciation of their own identity and self-worth.
The program is broken into four themed weeks. Weeks one and two, “Inductions: setting goals and standards” and “Engaging responsibility around the workforce” are based in Longreach, the third week “Personal development and recreation” is at a Coastal location and the fourth week “Where to from here” is held back at Longreach.
Each program is based on key core elements incorporating the development of life skills, generic work skills, personal development and growth, self-awareness, communication skills, teamwork and problem solving through practical and fun activities in a safe environment.
The development of relevant industry employability and transferable skills within each program, contributes to the participants’ successful future outcomes.