We strive to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the
Australian community. We also recognise the importance of recruiting and
retaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into the organisation to
assist in improving the quality of, and access to, programs and services for
Indigenous Australians. Our Indigenous employment and development strategy,
partnered with our Reconciliation action plan, demonstrate our commitment to
providing career and development opportunities 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
In conjunction with our general recruitment, the special measure
positions and our recruitment with the APSC, we offer the following three
Indigenous development programs specific to the ATO.
These are – the:
'I was able through the Cadet Program to gain professional skills in the work place while completing my Business degree at James Cook University.'
– Joan Power, Indigenous cadet