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
The Department of Human Services has reached an Indigenous workforce milestone target of 5 per cent. Continue reading DHS reaches 5 per cent Indigenous workforce target
When Kashia Collins decided to return to the workforce after having her son, she applied for the Australian Government Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme, not knowing where the programme would take her. Now, Kashia has become the first Indigenous Apprentice in IT at the Department of Human Services.
The Department of Human Services is committed to providing equitable access to health and welfare services. To honour this commitment, some old remote service centres are being replaced with new energy-efficient modular buildings.
This year’s National Reconciliation Week 2017 theme was ‘Let’s take the next steps’. Continue reading National Reconciliation Week 2017
This year the Australian Government expanded their popular Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP) again, with more Government agencies offering more positions to Indigenous apprentices.
Over tens of thousands of years, more than 700 Indigenous languages and dialects have been spoken by Australia’s First Nations people on their lands.