Opportunities For Aboriginal Applicants
There are programs, pathways and supporting resources available for Indigenous applicants interested in developing a career in the Victorian Government.
A wide range of people, resources and programs is currently available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates through attraction, recruitment and into successful ongoing careers in the Victorian Public Sector.
Many public sector organisations offer specific programs such as study programs, graduate programs, traineeships, cadetships and scholarships that are only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.
For more information about these opportunities and more, visit Victorian Government Department websites.
Working with the Aboriginal Community: Identified and designated roles
The Victorian Government recognises the value and importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's experiences and perspectives, especially when working with the Aboriginal community. Merit based selection applies to all recruitment into the Victorian Public Service and Victorian Public Sector.
Roles may be Designated Indigenous roles, meaning that only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered for these roles. These are advertised with information stating that only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are eligible to apply for the position and may list an employer's exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act in relation to the vacancy.
Identified Indigenous roles also have a list of key selection criteria where applicants are required to demonstrate their knowledge and experience relevant to delivering services to Aboriginal communities. Non-Indigenous people with relevant experience are also eligible to apply for Identified roles.
Enter 'Aboriginal' or 'Indigenous' as a key word into your search to help you locate these opportunities.
Wannik Education Strategy - Promoting Koorie Teaching Scholarships
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) wishes to deliver the best possible education to Victoria's Aboriginal students.
Through collaboration with the Aboriginal community the Department is repositioning the education of Aboriginal students through a culture of strong leadership, high expectations and individualised learning.
The Department is keen to promote employment opportunities for Aboriginal job seekers, in the areas of teaching, student welfare and support, educational administration and leadership.
The Department offers Teaching Scholarships to:
Aboriginal students who have completed VCE or an equivalent qualification,
Aboriginal students undertaking pre-service teacher training courses, and
Aboriginal people of a mature age.
For more information on these scholarships, please visit the DEECD Wannik Website
Further Resources and Programs