Aboriginal employment

By building our Aboriginal workforce we ensure services are culturally safe and responsive

Our goal is to provide a dynamic and diverse workforce that delivers inclusive policy development and service delivery to our communities.

Cultural safety for Aboriginal communities and employees is critical for our success.

The Aboriginal Workforce Strategy 2021–2026 commits us to increasing Aboriginal employee numbers to 2% of the total workforce and to improving career pathways so more of our Aboriginal workforce is empowered to take on senior leadership roles now and into the future.

The department provides an Aboriginal Staff Support Network to support all Aboriginal employees.

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Aboriginal workforce strategy

A joint strategy between Department of Families, Fairness and Housing and Department of Health, the Aboriginal workforce strategy provides a framework for both departments to achieve our vision of becoming employers of choice for Aboriginal people.