• Indigenous programs

    We strive to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the Australian community. We also recognise the importance of recruiting and retaining Australians of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent into the organisation to assist in improving the quality of, and access to, programs and services for Indigenous Australians.

    We partner with the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) to recruit candidates through the APSC’s Indigenous Pathways Programs. For more information on these programs, visit Indigenous Australians in the APS on the APSC website.

    We also fill some jobs using the special measures recruitment provisions. These positions are only open to applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. To be eligible for consideration for these positions you will need to provide evidence that you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and are accepted by your community as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

    In conjunction with our general recruitment, the special measure positions and our recruitment with the APSC, we offer the following Indigenous development programs specific to the ATO.

    These are – the:

    • Indigenous cadetship program – offering ongoing jobs for students undertaking university study
    • Evergreen Indigenous advancement program – an APS2 program that prepares you for further advancement to the APS3 level upon successful completion of the program. The program consists of rotations across the organisation and the completion of a nationally recognised qualification.
  • 'I have been exposed to a variety of interesting and challenging work, which has opened up career pathways that I would have never considered before.'

    – Rebecca Milgate, Evergreen Indigenous Advancement Program