Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

We aim to:

  • close the gap in employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • improve career development, including culturally appropriate education, training and employment
  • unlock the economic potential of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees.

Actions in the inclusion and diversity strategy specifically relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people:

  • develop an approach to drive better employment, capability and career development outcomes
  • tap into the skills and knowledge of senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to build leadership skills and pathways into senior positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees
  • implement, monitor and evaluate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural capability
  • promote cultural celebrations across the Queensland public service, such as NAIDOC week.

Representation

Workforce participation rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland are low when compared to the broader population, with many in lower paying and lower skilled jobs.

Career Pathway Service

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander career pathways service (PDF, 284 KB) is designed and built with and around the strengths of First Nations people’s leadership and networks.

It is an ongoing, user-driven service that provides participants access to cross-agency and external career development opportunities, the ability to grow personal networks and an opportunity to identify mentors within a culturally safe space.

By pooling development opportunities across the Queensland Government, participants of the service are able to access a broader range of options to support their learning and progression.

The service also aligns with the Leadership competencies for Queensland.

If you are interested in connecting or collaborating with the service, please contact the Public Service Commission’s career pathways service project team at careerpathways@psc.qld.gov.au or on (07) 3003 2729.