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Waalitj Hub and Cm3 PARTNERSHIP

Indigenous businesses will be supported to achieve prequalification for projects with hundreds of businesses across Australia thanks to a partnership between the Waalitj Hub and Cm3.

Cm3 is a web-based Work Health & Safety (WHS) system that businesses use to source, prequalify, and evaluate their contractors. Waalitj Hub has been set up as a client on the CM3 system and they invite their Aboriginal Business clients to prequalify as a contractor on the CM3 system.

Contractors on Cm3 enjoy a range of benefits from achieving prequalification such as access to WHS experts, special offers, and greater understanding of their WHS responsibilities. Additional benefits include:

  • Get prequalified to work with 170 + clients
  • Improve your safety management
  • Appear on Cm3’s Contractor Marketplace
  • Automated insurance, licence & certification expiry reminders
  • Get recognised for existing certifications
  • Australian-based support

Waalitj Hub client, MCAC Aboriginal Corporation, is a proudly Aboriginal-owned business specialising in renovations and maintenance. With the support and guidance of the Hub MCAC has grown from a team of four to over fifteen along with several subcontractors since its formation in 2020.

In experiencing this growth, Mat Wilson and Wesley Savage of MCAC identified the need to implement management systems and processes to demonstrate to clients that they were compliant to their requirements and equipped to take on the work.

“On our journey. we realised that to expand further and to be able to engage directly with larger clients offering stability, we needed to establish some processes and management systems to support our growth.

“We developed an inhouse system that really was too complicated and burdensome. We realised we needed to rethink our focus and streamline our business and what we simply wanted to do. The Cm3 process helped us, really for the first time, review each component of our business and fully appreciate the risks for each activity and helped us make a few changes going forward.

“The process was quite straightforward and logical. Cm3 also provided a list of documented examples and templates of how to tackle risks. We would most definitely recommend it to other Indigenous businesses.

“Our journey to date has been a challenge,but has set us up for a bright future.”

Since joining Cm3, MCAC has been offered several projects with a large Energy & Utilities provider and is exploring opportunities with a number of other clients.

For more information contact the Waalitj Hub.

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