Building the Aboriginal workforce ensures that the department’s services are culturally safe and responsive. We work toward improving social measures and the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal people.
Our goal is to provide a dynamic and diverse workforce that delivers inclusive policy development and service delivery to our communities.
Cultural safety for Aboriginal communities and employees is critical for our success.
Our Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2016 - 2021 commits us to increasing Aboriginal employee numbers to two per cent of the total workforce and to improving career pathways so more of our Aboriginal workforce is empowered to take on senior leadership roles now and into the future.
The department provides an Aboriginal Staff Support Network to support all Aboriginal employees.
The Department of Health and Human Services is offering a limited number of INTRAIN scholarships to support studies being undertaken by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 2018.
INTRAIN scholarships support employment participation and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria
To qualify applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship. If an applicant cannot meet all the eligibility criteria requirements the application will not be considered.