Building stronger and safer communities

TAFE NSW – Western Institute, NSW Police Force, Charles Sturt University, Department of the
Prime Minister and Cabinet, Aboriginal Housing Office and Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
Industry, Skills and Regional Development

Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) is a unique, state-wide program that offers
training and employment opportunities for young Aboriginal people. Students graduate with a Certificate III
in Vocational Study Pathways which acts as an entry qualification to the NSW Police Academy. Since the
program began in 2008, more than 500 students have enrolled in the program and it has achieved a graduate
employment rate of almost 80%. IPROWD is acknowledged by the Australian Government as one of the most
successful programs funded across Australia and has committed nearly $2.5 million in additional funding for
the program until 2018.