Last updated: 
11 March 2022

In support of government policy, we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples.

We work with the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) to increase Indigenous representation in the Australian Public Service (APS). See the APSC website for more information on Indigenous employment opportunities in the APS.

This year we are participating in centralised recruitment through the Indigenous Graduate Pathway. As an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander you will be able to complete one application and be considered for multiple agencies and departments within the APS.

Whether you start your career with us, or somewhere else in the APS you will do meaningful work from day one.

We’re committed to embedding acknowledgement of and respect for Australia’s First Peoples. We are looking for ways to increase the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in our organisation.

Some activities in progress are:

  • Revising job application forms to assist in identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
  • Advertising on Indigenous job boards across Australia.
  • Targeting Indigenous University graduates at career fairs.
  • Liaising with Indigenous Student Associations at many Universities.
  • Participating in the APS Indigenous entry-level programs. This includes the Indigenous Pathway Programs and the Indigenous Australian Government Development Program.

The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is the key strategy document driving initiatives to:

  • increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities

  • eliminate barriers to IP Rights access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

  • better engage and consult with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on the administration, awareness, and policy of IP to ensure that their concerns and interests are fully considered

  • educate staff about working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

The Innovate RAP (Dec 2021-Dec 2023) sets out an ambitious agenda with 98 deliverables identified over the four pillars of Relationships, Respect, Opportunity, and Governance and Monitoring.

More information