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 regularly recruit candidates through the Australian
Public Service Commission’s (APSC’s) entry-level pathway programs such as the
Indigenous Graduate Recruitment Program, the National Indigenous Cadetship
Support Program and the Indigenous Entry Level Recruitment Program. 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
As well as our general recruitment, the New to work program,
special measure positions and our recruitment with the APSC, we offer three
Indigenous development programs specific to the ATO.
Indigenous cadetship program
, which offers ongoing jobs for students undertaking university study
The Evergreen Indigenous development
program is an APS 2
program designed to build core work skills, and your knowledge of the ATO and
Australian Public Service work environment, while increasing your confidence
working in an office environment.
The Evergreen Indigenous advancement
program is an APS2 program that prepares
you for further advancement to the APS 3 level upon successful
completion. The program consists of rotations across the organisation
and the completion of a nationally recognised qualification.
'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