Showcasing the diversity of those working in our sector

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NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to showcase the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees in the public sector – the work they do, their personal goals and the difference they want to make to the community.
Stories from the sector | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to showcase the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees in the public sector – the work they do, their personal goals and the difference they want to make to the community.

Find out how Dr Patricia Elder, a Yindjibarndi–Yamatji woman, is playing a critical role as the Acting Director Aboriginal Health at the North Metropolitan Health Service; how Brody Campbell, Graphic Designer at North Metropolitan TAFE, is integrating his Noongar heritage into the college’s style guide; and how Clayton Kent, a Senior Constable in the WA Police and seventh generation Torres Strait Islander, is helping to protect the most vulnerable members of society.

And there are more…

The sector is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce to better represent the community it serves.

The Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy and its 6 supporting plans have practical actions for both the Commission and agencies to contribute to better employment outcomes for people of diverse backgrounds.

During NAIDOC, we particularly want to focus on First Nations people and encourage them to look at the many opportunities there are to work in the sector.

We have the Solid Futures Aboriginal traineeship program for those under 24 years old as well as a school-based traineeship program for students going into Year 11 next year. There are internships for university students and programs for those graduating from uni – and more than 20,000 jobs are advertised online each year.

By sharing these videos and the links to the programs and opportunities available, we can achieve our shared goal of having a diverse and inclusive public sector workforce.

Page reviewed 7 July 2022