What started as a Christmas raffle for Department of Human Services staff member Dale Jackson has turned into a passionate cause to improve the literacy rates of Indigenous Australians. Continue reading Improving Indigenous literacy on World Book Day
When Sarah applied for the Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP) at the age of 19, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. Now, she’s an integral member of the social media team at the Department of Human Services.
“It was the best email I’ve ever received,” said Grace. “I was with my aunty and she was so excited she screamed!”
Applications are open for the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP). Continue reading Public service careers for Indigenous Australians
This World Social Work Day, Department of Human Services’ staff member, Yasmin, reflects on why she became a social worker. Continue reading Celebrating culture and community this World Social Work Day
This International Mother Language Day, the Department of Human Services is celebrating its use of Indigenous language services.
Running a Queensland service centre for the Department of Human Services isn’t the only thing keeping Esther Warcon busy. Continue reading Esther’s award winning support for Yeppoon Youth
Not only is Department of Human Services Program Manager James Baban a gifted artist, didgeridoo teacher and accredited counselor, he’s also been an influential role model to his Indigenous colleagues. Continue reading Indigenous staff role modelling strength and knowledge
Red Dust Role Models is changing the lives of Indigenous youth in remote communities, and fundraising support from the Department of Human Services is helping this vital work to continue.
The 12 month long Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP) offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians an opportunity to start their full-time careers in the public service and gain a nationally recognised qualification. Continue reading Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme supporting career success