IBA expanded our capability development offering in 2017–18 by introducing new online training modules and enhancing our study assistance scheme.
Under the improved study assistance scheme, staff continue to receive support to undertake study towards a nationally recognised qualification including Indigenous leadership. Eight staff accessed IBA studies assistance in 2017–18 including two staff studying at Masters level. In addition, three Indigenous graduates completed a Certificate IV in Management and Leadership.
IBA inducts new employees through a two-day induction program which includes cultural awareness training. This year, IBA focused on providing cultural immersion activities as part of the induction process which involves engaging with a local Traditional Owner or custodian to provide local knowledge and insights.
A new program of compliance training was also developed and implemented to ensure that all staff can access quality information about their duties and obligations as public officials.