Aboriginal employment at DMIRS

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We respectfully refer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as 'Aboriginal'.

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) acknowledges Aboriginal People as the Traditional Custodians of this land on which we deliver our services. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and emerging leaders.

Building a diverse workforce

Promoting employment opportunities for Aboriginal people the department recognises that having a diverse workforce that is inclusive is a key component to being a successful organisation. Actively promoting and pursuing inclusiveness, equity and diversity in the workforce ensures that the department has diverse perspectives, skills and experiences at the strategic and operational levels that are reflective of the Western Australian community. A diverse workforce will ultimately enhance our service delivery and help generate new ideas and insights.

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

To actively contribute to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, DMIRS is committed to increasing the representation of Aboriginal people within the department. The Aboriginal Employment Strategy is an integral part in designing Aboriginal employment initiatives and provides a cohesive set of actions to attract, appoint, and progress Aboriginal people within the department.

The strategy focuses on four key action areas:

  1. Expand the range of Aboriginal employment opportunities.
  2. Invest in the capability of Aboriginal employees.
  3. Increase the workforce representation of Aboriginal employees at all levels in the department with a specific focus on positions on Level 5 and above.
  4. Improve and maintain a culturally inclusive workplace.

Aboriginal Traineeship Program

Public Sector Traineeship Program – A 12-month, full-time traineeship program for young people aged 24 years and under. There is a regional focus for this program.

Aboriginal Employment Program

Applications are now open. Apply now!

The Aboriginal Employment Program is a 12 month program and provides the opportunity for permanent employment upon successful completion of the program.

Temporary Employment Register

We occasionally have short-term (up to six months) contract opportunities available in a range of positions and you can register your interest through the Temporary Employment Register.

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