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The NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) actively promotes the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, those with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ people, women and those with caring responsibilities.
DCJ is working to increase the representation of people from diverse backgrounds in the workforce by:
Employees at DCJ can join several employee networks as a member or an ally. These networks provide peer support and advice to their members, and contribute to key organisational decisions. Our networks include:
DCJ also provides employees with:
DCJ offers several employment programs for people from diverse backgrounds, including:
Aboriginal Traineeship Program – participants gain 12-months full-time employment while completing a Cert III or Cert IV qualification. Upon successful completion of the program, our trainees are then converted to ongoing employment. The program is offered annually. For opportunities to apply for the program email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yuranha Aboriginal Employment and Training Programs (YAE&TP) – an award-winning pre-employment program delivered by DCJ and TAFE NSW to prepare and educate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with interview and employment skills for roles within DCJ.
Stepping Into Internship Program – university students with disability complete a paid work placement of 210 hours. People with disability currently studying at university need to be registered with the Australian Network on Disability to be considered for the internship program.
03 Aug 2023