On-Country Pathways is an Indigenous owned and operated not for profit organisation based in the New South Wales/Victoria border community of Albury Wodonga. We deliver employment and career pathway programs for First Nations people aged 15 to 24-years-old. Our programs are free for participants.

We interact with children and young people when they engage in programs that we deliver. On-Country Pathways has a strong commitment to child safety, which is detailed in our Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy. We champion cultural safety, and we have a zero tolerance towards abuse and exploitation of children and young people. As a child safe organisation, we are committed to adopting and applying the national child safe principles.

We started out in 2022 with a focus on the construction industry and related trades. We now offer programs across all industry sectors. There’s a lot of opportunity if you know which pathway to follow.

On-Country Pathways programs are about building individual knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to employment. We partner with high schools, TAFEs, universities, local businesses, local Aboriginal organisations and training organisations to offer:

all in a culturally safe environment. Central to our programs is a mentoring initiative run by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

On-Country Pathways plans to expand programs regionally, interstate and across other workforce sectors in the future.