Your work can make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Queensland.
Your skills and cultural knowledge can help the department become a better human service agency by improving the way we deliver our policies, services and programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The department offers a number of specialised positions such as identified or specified positions that require the applicant to have an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies.
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and interested in applying for any role with us, we will provide you with advice and support throughout the application process. For more information contact the Diversity Team within Human Resources and Ethical Standards on (07) 3247 6364.
We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for positions in the Graduate Development Program that are advertised in June or July each year and commence in early February.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Toward Employment Scheme
The scheme is a Queensland Government initiative that offers scholarship placements to Indigenous students attending Years 10, 11 and 12. It provides financial assistance and practical support to successful applicants.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads sends out applications each March to all high schools in Queensland.
Indigenous Cadetship Support Program
The Indigenous Cadetship Support Program coordinated by the Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations aims to improve the professional employment prospects for Indigenous peoples.
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services offers Indigenous Cadetships Indigenous Cadetships so students gain valuable work experience in a field relevant to their degree and receive financial support for their studies.
Yarn & Grow Mentoring Program
We offer a mentoring program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees. Mentoring programs provide opportunities to share professional and personal skills and experiences, and to grow and develop. Being involved in a mentoring programs can contribute significantly to your career development.
We are committed to cultural diversity and support our Indigenous staff through cultural leave. Cultural leave allows Indigenous staff to take special leave to celebrate religious or cultural observations such as NAIDOC.