Share your skills and expertise with Aboriginal communities though the Jawun program

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Apply now for a short-term secondment to support the work of Aboriginal corporations in the Kimberley and South West.
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The Jawun Secondment Program provides an opportunity for a unique cultural and professional experience while at the same time delivering vital community projects for remote and regional communities.

The 6-week secondment is open to public sector staff Level 7 and above (or government sector equivalent) and aims to advance cultural awareness and understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.

A great way to learn more about the program is by reading the story of a recent participant.

In 2019, we followed the journey of Department of Education’s Marcia Czerniak and learnt how the program enhanced her career and made a practical difference to the lives of the community she served from week-to-week.

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Applications are open now for placements starting in May, July/August and October, in the East and West Kimberley and the South West Land and Sea Council in East Perth.

Prospective secondees need to be leaders with an interest in working with Aboriginal communities and have skills they are willing to share.

Secondees’ salaries and costs of the program are to be met by their agencies. This is approximately $10,000 for an East or West Kimberley placement, and $1,600 for East Perth.

Further information, including application details are available on

For enquiries, please email Aboriginal Employment or telephone Tracey Cullen at the Public Sector Commission on 6552 8544.

Page reviewed 13 April 2021