Ayers Rock Resort
Ayers Rock Resort lies at the gateway to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, in Australia's Northern Territory. The Resort lies hidden from view to those visiting the National Park precinct. Everything about the Resort reflects sensitivity to the environment and respect for the area's traditional Aboriginal owners. Huge sails provide shade, solar panels generate power and native trees flourish throughout - the Resort is an architectural achievement.
The Resort provides a variety of accommodation options for every possible taste and budget - from the award winning 5-star Sails in the Desert Hotel, and modern Desert Gardens Hotel, to the self contained Emu Walk Apartments, the authentic Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge & Ayers Rock Campground, offering powered campsites and air conditioned cabins.
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is a subsidiary of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) and operates Ayers Rock Resort on its behalf.
As part of the acquisition of Ayers Rock Resort, the ILC established an Indigenous Training and Employment Strategy with the aim to employ one hundred Indigenous trainees at the Resort each year and to work towards fifty percent Indigenous employment by 2018.
To help achieve this, the ILC established an Indigenous Engagement Team, responsible for the Indigenous Traineeship Program and working closely with Human Resources to provide specialist services in recruiting and retaining Indigenous people.
The National Indigenous Training Academy delivers accredited training to Ayers Rock Resort’s Indigenous trainees in partnership with William Angliss Institute and Charles Darwin University.
At the end of March 2016 Ayers Rock Resort celebrated employment of 276 Indigenous staff, which includes 50 trainees, 226 employees including Real Jobs staff; a milestone of 35% Indigenous employment at the Resort of which 7% are Anangu. Additionally, Voyages regularly engages another 11 Anangu for Daily Guest Activities. To date a total of 201 trainees have graduated from the National Indigenous Training Academy and around 36% of those remain employed with Voyages.
For the next 12 months we will be working towards 100 new employee commencements and 100 new trainees and to building the intake of Anangu into the program.