Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates

We want a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. This includes, but is not limited to, employing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

It also means making sure we have the right employment practices and cultural awareness training to help our staff.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2018-2020

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2018–20 shows how we support jobs and career development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Read the Strategy: 

NDIA Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2019 – 2021

We’ve launched our second Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2021 (RAP), called ‘Innovate’. 

This sets out how we will work towards reconciliation. 

We want to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, giving them culturally responsible access to:

  • the Scheme 
  • employment opportunities within the Agency.

The RAP helps build respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. 

Read the:

Employee Network

The First Nations Employee Network (FNEN) helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff connect with each other. 

It’s also a place to promote and build a community in the Agency.

Affirmative Measures - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment

Some jobs are only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This is called Affirmative Measures (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander). 

It’s a Commonwealth Government plan to boost employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

These jobs are on the NDIA vacancies for Affirmative Measures page.

If you get an Affirmative Measures job, you need to show proof of Aboriginality from a registered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation.

You can read more about Indigenous Australians - Affirmative Measures  on the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) website.

This page current as of
24 June 2021