Indigenous Capability Team
The Australian Public Service Commission (the Commission) is responsible for the Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2020-24, which aims to build Indigenous employment within the Commonwealth public sector.
The Strategy has three focus areas:
- Cultural Integrity - improving and embedding the understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in the workplace to support the development of culturally-safe work spaces and services, and creating a more inclusive Commonwealth Public Sector.
- Career Pathways – diversify and strengthen the pathways into and across the Commonwealth Public Sector.
- Career Development and Advancement – individual career development and advancement plans supported by targeted development initiatives and advancement opportunities.
The current strategy builds on the achievements of the former Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy (2015-2018), and sees a renewed focus on building our leadership cohort. In developing and retaining a strong leadership cohort by building a talent pipeline, through direct recruitment and professional development, we can ensure we are going to strengthen and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation at all levels throughout the Commonwealth public sector and provide clear opportunities for career advancement.
The Inclusion Group within the Commission has a multi-faceted role to support and engage with APS agencies, support Indigenous employees and promote the APS as an employer to the Indigenous community more broadly. We have extensive experience in human resources, with a focus on increasing and retaining Indigenous representation in the Commonwealth. We provide tailored solutions and take a partnership approach to improve Indigenous employment outcomes.
IndigenousCareers.gov.au is managed by the Australian Public Service Commission's Inclusion Group. If you would like to speak to a member of our team we can be contacted on:
Freecall Hotline: 1300 656 009