Building community through local partnerships

An important message about Coronavirus/COVID-19

At RISE – Ngurratjuta the safety and well-being of our employees and our clients is always our priority.

RISE – Ngurratjuta is actively taking steps to help keep our communities safe. We wanted to share with you some steps we are taking.

Guidance from Australian Health Authorities

We’re taking our lead from the Australian Government’s Department of Health and are closely monitoring updates from the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19. We will continue to seek guidance from public health officials and government agencies on a daily basis.

We have established a National Response Team and a Business Continuity Plan to ensure the continuation of services. We also established a direct line of communication to the task force that every employee can use to ask questions and obtain additional information.

Protecting our clients and employees

As our employees interact with clients and the general public, we have taken steps to limit exposure to the virus.

We’ve put restrictions on travel, postponed or limited the size of meetings, provided work-from-home solutions, and continue to reinforce safe behaviour in every environment. We’ve doubled our deep-cleaning and implemented quarantine procedures based on recommendations from the health agencies.

We are in continuous communication with our employees reminding them about the importance of good hygiene, providing them with health education and support whenever needed.

However, employees who feel ill have been told to not report to work and we have specific quarantine and communication procedures in place should an employee be diagnosed with COVID-19 or is asked to self-isolate by a public health authority, and to provide comprehensive benefits to support them.

We won’t be shaking hands, but we’ll wave and say hello!


Our commitment to our clients and our communities

The role our organisation plays in keeping people in employment or engaged in learning is incredibly important in times like these.

We recognise the important role we play in supporting You through the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.

In addition. we will be reviewing our staff resources to manage the expected demand for our services as the impact of the virus continues to affect employment.

It will be a bewildering time for many Australians who are facing unemployment for the first time – if you have been made redundant or unemployed or you are facing a loss of hours please contact the RISE – Ngurratjuta team to find out how we can help you navigate through this challenging period.

What we ask of you

We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety and health of our communities, but we need your help. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and have a scheduled appointment, please let your consultant or local office know over the phone so that we can discuss options with you to ensure our collective well-being.

Please respect any measures that RISE – Ngurratjuta has taken to protect you and our staff – particularly as they relate to keeping the required distances apart and the introduction of increased cleaning and hygiene measures.

As always, thank you for being a client and for your continued trust as we manage through this time together.


Information on the Australian Government’s coronavirus supplement

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If you are uncertain or unclear about any issues please call your local office.

RISE-Ngurratjuta, located in the South West Alice, North and Barkly Regions, is a joint venture creating job opportunities and supporting social infrastructure.

We service the needs of many communities from Mutitjulu (surrounding Uluru), Kaltukatjara – Docker River (WA Border), Imanpa (SW of Alice Springs), Tennant Creek and Elliott through the Community Development Programme. Working with local community, we assist local enterprise development and build leadership skills in our youth.

Our values


We listen and will seek out your voice


We are humble in our approach


We will foster opportunities for all


We learn by doing


We own our responsibility, successes and failures

Our communities

Community Development Programme

The Community Development Programme (CDP) supports job seekers in remote Australia to build skills, address barriers and contribute to their communities through skills training, supporting social infrastructure and real infrastructure.
CDP is a vehicle for change for communities and individuals.

Community engagement

Engagement and Community Advisory boards shape our service delivery so that the focus is on community and individual outcomes that are aligned with our stakeholders and customers.

RISE-Ngurratjuta partners with other community organisations and services to deliver locally-focused projects. Both RISE Ventures and Ngurratjuta run vibrant service delivery in remote Australia.


CDP leads to jobs. Structured training and hands on learning ensures our engaged participants are ready for work. Even in a small community we identify employment prospects and create opportunities for sustainable employment.

Business incubation and innovation

The world is changing and so too is the economy of unique part of remote Australia. RISE-Ngurratjuta supports makerspaces and hubs for the local community to participate building small business enterprises. This region is rich with culture, artistry and creativity that we can showcase to the world.


Engaging eligible community members, we design and deliver work-like activities that benefit community. CDP offers unique local activities that not only increase our client’s skills but supports the community’s vision for their future