Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Candidates

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is committed to establishing a diversity within the workforce engaging First Nation Peoples of Australia the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to a viable employment opportunity with the agency.  Our shared vision with the Commonwealth Public Sector is to increase numbers in the Australian Public Service by determining to employ three percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the workforce.

Aiming to be the employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Australia Public Service.  The NDIA is dedicated to 'Closing the Gap' and ensuring appropriate employment practices and training are current, engaging and promotes longevity of engagement for Indigenous Australians with the NDIA. 

NDIA Reconciliation Action Plan 2016 – 2017

Our Agency is starting along a path of reconciliation and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and is developing strategies to guide our interactions. Our NDIA Reconciliation Action Plan 2016-2017 (RAP) was launched in July 2016.

Our Vision

To build and manage a world leading NDIS that provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with culturally-responsible and equitable access to both the Scheme and employment opportunities and provisions within the Agency.

We are invested in being an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and continually work on this commitment.

'In joining the Reconciliation Action Plan program, the NDIA demonstrates its commitment to realising reconciliation through practical actions built on relationships, respect and opportunities.' From Reconciliation Action Plan 2016 – 2017 p. 2.

Affirmative Measures - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment

Some of the NDIA’s positions are only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This provision is called Affirmative Measures (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander).

If successful in an Affirmative Measures position you will be required to provide proof of Aboriginality from a registered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation.

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

On our Careers page you can view current NDIA vacancies for Affirmative Measures positions.

Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme (IAGDP)

Here at the NDIA we are striving to improve employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through participation in programmes such as the Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme (IAGDP) (external).

The IAGDP is a 15 month entry-level program, facilitated by the Department of Education and Training, combining ongoing employment with structured learning leading to a Diploma of Government.

The program includes three main components:

  • a diploma-level qualification
  • full-time work experience and on-the-job-training
  • other learning and development opportunities.

For more information please visit the Department of Education and Training website (external).

Graduate Program

The NDIA’s Graduate entry level program is designed to provide you with a solid foundation to commence your career with the NDIA and the Australian Public Service. 

The program covers a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines and regardless of what you have studied, you will be able to apply and expand your skills through the Graduate Program.

Applications for the program open annually, generally mid-year. For more information please visit the NDIA Graduate Program or APS Graduate Development Program (external).

Jawun Programme

The Agency also partipcates in programs that build cultural understanding, such as the Jawun programme (external) that second people from our Agency into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.

Jawun increases the capacity of Indigenous leaders, organisations and community to achieve their own development goals.  This in turn leads to lasting, material and measurable improvements in the lives of Indigenous people in those communities.