Aboriginal employment

Aboriginal employment

Tailored employment programs are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the Victorian public sector.

We're committed to Aboriginal employment and investing in our Aboriginal workforce. A range of programs are designed to include cultural safety, one-on-one support and strong networking opportunities.

You'll also have the opportunity to work on projects and policy that aim to support Victoria's Aboriginal people and communities.

Employment initiatives

Aboriginal employment initiatives are listed below. Follow the links for information and details about how to apply.

  • Aboriginal Pathway to the GRADS

    The Aboriginal Pathway is part of the 12-month Victorian Public Service Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS) offering three rotations in major departments and agencies. To learn more, see the GRADS page.
  • Barring Djinang Internship Program

    This 12-week paid work placement program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking their first undergraduate degree. You'll be offered either an ongoing job or, if none are available, be offered the chance to fast-track to the final stage of the GRADS recruitment process. The program is offered by the Victorian Public Sector Commission.
  • Barring Djinang VET Graduate Program

    This new entry-level 12-month program is designed to connect Aboriginal VET graduates with careers in the Victorian public sector. Apply to the VET Graduate Program.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Koori) Graduate Scheme

    This 12-month program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have completed their degree or in the final year of studies. This program is offered by the Department of Justice and Community Safety.  
  • Aboriginal Employment in Corrections

    The Department of Justice and Community Safety recruits Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for range of roles in Corrections Victoria. These roles include prison officers, community corrections officers and field officers. To learn more, visit the Corrections Victoria website.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Pathway Scholarship

    This annual scholarship is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students — either studying at diploma, advanced diploma, degree or postgraduate levels. This scholarship is offered by the Department of Justice and Community Safety.


Josh, Executive Directory

"Victoria has a strong history of Aboriginal advocacy, activism and innovation."
Josh, Executive Director