Professional Services. Mining Services. Facility Services.
who we are
REFAP was established in 2010 to help more Aboriginal people gain skilled long-term employment in Pilbara workplaces. We support organisations engaging in Aboriginal recruitment programs and those establishing business ventures with Aboriginal Organisations.
REFAP’s founder and CEO Triscilla Holborow is a Traditional Owner from the Yaburara and Yindjibarndi tribes. Triscilla leads REFAP with a competitive advantage, having experienced firsthand the challenges that Aboriginal people face in the workplace and where organisations fail when trying to set up successful strategies for Aboriginal people.
The REFAP business model was designed to support the employment needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the community, while meeting market demand.
There are more than 700 unemployed people living within our community. A significantly large proportion of that population is represented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that are welfare dependent.
The employment barriers that our people face are caused by poverty, licensing (loss of license or never held a license), numeracy and literacy challenges and inexperience within the resources industry.
2014 KDDCI People’s Choice Award
Top 5 finalist Aboriginal Employment at the 2013 Deadly Awards
Best Aboriginal Business 2012 & 2013The annual KDCCI Business Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements, innovation and enterprising spirit of small to medium sized businesses across the City of Karratha.
2013 WA Regional Achievement Awards Development of Northwest,
WA Regional Small Business Awards Best Aboriginal Business 2012,2013
2014 KDCCI Industry Development & Innovation award.