Making Workforce Diversity a Part of Everyday Business

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

The Department has a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) PDF: 3225 KB ReadSpeaker to guide its work towards ‘closing the gap’ between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. The Department's RAP demonstrates our commitment to reconciliation. We strive to make reaching our RAP targets part of our everyday business.

Jawun Indigenous Secondment Programme

The Department offers eligible employees the opportunity to undertake secondments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led organisations through the APSC's Jawun Indigenous Secondment Programme. Being involved in Jawun is part of the Department making Diversity part of our everyday business—employees from all divisions have the opportunity to make a direct contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and increase the Department's cultural capability.

“I was deeply moved by the enormous hospitality shown to the secondees, who were total strangers to their Indigenous hosts. ‘Jawun’ is a local Kuku Yalanji word meaning ‘friend’ or ‘family,’ and that is truly how we were treated.”—Asa, Jawun Secondee

Australian Network on Disability

The Department is a gold member of the Australian Network on Disability.

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PACE Mentoring

The Department participates in the Australian Network on Disability's Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE) Mentoring. Employees take part in PACE by mentoring students or jobseekers with disability, helping them to develop their skills and confidence in a workplace setting.


The Department is committed to having systems that are accessible to all people. If you find accessibility limitations in our job application systems, please contact Recruitment via email or phone 02 6274 6161 and an alternative application form will be provided to you.


Last Updated: 18 October, 2017

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