Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019-2022

Creating pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Publication date: Wednesday, 19 December 2018

The Department of Justice has released a new Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019-2022 to create pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to join the department and progress their careers and development.

The Strategy reflects the department's commitment to provide employment opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to building a workforce that represents the Aboriginal communities it serves. A representative workforce will enhance the department's ability to develop more responsive services and programs for Aboriginal people and communities.

The department has already improved the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in its staff over the past few years to 5.9 per cent, which is significantly higher than the sector average.

The Strategy will further support the department's activities to continue to attract and recruit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to retain and develop staff, and to create career progression opportunities. It also contains key initiatives for the department to build a more culturally aware and inclusive workplace that supports and values Aboriginal people and culture.

The Strategy contains initiatives across five focus areas:

  • Recruitment and employment pathways
  • Career development and retention
  • Cultural inclusion and competence
  • Senior leadership and succession pipeline
  • Accountability and monitoring progress.

The range of initiatives across the five focus areas will boost the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people engaged in employment with the department, and will also contribute towards the NSW Premier's Priority to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in senior leadership roles by 2025.

To find out more, you can view the Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019-2022 via the Department of Justice website

‚ÄčAbove: The Department of Justice has released the Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019-2022.