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 Victorian Government Graduate Program

We want to see more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates choose a rewarding and meaningful career with the Victorian Public Service.

There is a genuine commitment to supporting interesting, meaningful careers for Aboriginal people. Our workforce is best when it includes the diverse skills and experiences found throughout our communities.

The hallmarks of the Aboriginal pathway are cultural sensitivity, dedicated support and strong networking. The pathway is part of Barring Djinang, the Victorian public sector’s 5 year Aboriginal employment strategy.

For more information, visit the Victorian Government graduate program website.

  • 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