Impact Areas | Education & Employment

ASA expansion to Melbourne

Australian Spatial Analytics Ltd
Grant Amount
$90,000
Grant Type
Proactive
Grant Year
2021/2022
Grant Amount
$90,000
Grant Type
Proactive
Grant Year
2021/2022

About

Australian Spatial Analytics (ASA) is a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to training and employing young data analysts with autism. Currently based in Brisbane, ASA has grown rapidly, from employing three to 80 neurodiverse young people in the past year.

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has provided a grant of $90,000 for ASA to employ an Operations Lead to support and guide young people with autism in the newly opened Richmond office.

ASA’s new Centre of Excellence in Richmond is ASA’s first expansion site and will create at least 20 new jobs for people with neurodiverse disabilities, namely Autism Spectrum Disorder, in the first six months of operations.

ASA is part of the growing Data Analytics Market and offers a local solution to data extraction alongside social procurement opportunities for clients. Its services include data importing, analysis, and presentation in areas such as business intelligence, AI, engineering and design data.

The Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Catherine Brown OAM said that the demand for ASA’s data processing services had skyrocketed, and that Victorian based organisations were seeking an alternative to offshore data processing.

“We are committed to providing employment pathways for all young people whilst also supporting early-stage Work Integrated Social Enterprises. ASA trains and employs young people with neurodiverse disabilities to use their distinct cognitive talents to excel as digital professionals, this is a fabulous outcome. The opportunities for jobs in our digital economy are inspiring.”

The 'ASA expansion to Melbourne' project aligns with these United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals:

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth 10. Reduced Inequality

What we're working towards

 
2. Increased economic inclusion, resilience and workforce adaptability.