16th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
1-3 June 2022

Changing Seasons,
Changing Lives

Carey Bindjareb Program

The Carey Bindjareb Project is a joint venture between the Government of Western Australia Department of Justice (DoJ) and Carey Training Pty Ltd (Carey Training). It provides a comprehensive educational and mentoring program for Aboriginal men currently engaged in the criminal justice system. Within a supportive environment this assistance leads to real careers in the mining, civil and related industries. Thus instilling positive and sustainable change to participant’s lives and the lives of their families.
This innovative program has been developed using a throughcare model managed by Education, Employment & Transitional Services (EETS) area of Corrective Services to support participants to attain industry skills (Cert II Civil Construction, Forklift, Working at Heights & Working in Confined Spaces tickets), life skills and the confidence and resilience they need to fulfil and sustain employment.
The program operates thanks to key industry sponsor WesTrac, who loan the program heavy duty machinery for practical skills training and exposure. Employment placement support is provided by; Carey Mining, WesTrac, Monadelphous, Alcoa, MacForce and Bis Industries.
Whilst the project is in its infancy (operation commence Sept 2019), its predeceasing project has been operational since 2010. In this time over 140 men have graduated, with 49% securing employment post release.
The Carey Bindjare Project is a unique approach not currently offered in any other jurisdiction.


Mr Larry Smith
Manager Prisoner Employment Programs & Transitional Services Rehabilitation & Reintegration
, Department of Justice, Western Australia

Larry has played a fundamental role in the vision, creation, evolution and running of this program dating back to 2010. His understanding, experience and leadership in the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Western Australia is far reaching and broad, having been employed by the department since June 2007.

Mr Paul Brock
Chief Executive Officer
, Carey Training Pty Ltd

Paul’s passion for assisting and providing Aboriginal people with training to improve their life and obtain sustainable employment is inspiring. He is a great advocate for the program and leads his team with drive and enthusiasm.

Paul became associated with the Bindjareb Project in late 2018, when he commenced discussions regarding a potential partnership with DoJ. By August of 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding had been agreed and signed by DoJ and Carey Training. The program was officially launched the following month and has proceeded to evolve.

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