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Diversity recruitment programs

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Comcare participates in several focused recruitment and internship programs as part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.


Indigenous Australian Government Development Program

Comcare is proud to be a participating in the Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP).

This entry-level employment and development program is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are interested in working in the Australian Public Service (APS).

The 12-month program aims to significantly contribute to improving employment opportunities, experiences and outcomes for Indigenous Australians in the APS. We value and draw on the skills, capability and unique life experiences and perspectives that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees can bring to the workplace.

The program offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on-the-job training, guidance, and structured learning and development, including a Diploma of Government (Project Management) to help expand capabilities and boost confidence to build a career in the APS.

Importantly, the program amplifies Indigenous voices within the APS, which boosts cultural competence and strengthens the capability of the APS to make inclusive and equitable policy across Government to benefit communities.

Applications for the program open on 4 April 2022 and close on 29 April 2022.

For more information or to apply visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website or send an email to entrylevel@dese.gov.au.

Indigenous Apprenticeships program

The Indigenous Apprenticeships program is a pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to start their career in the Australian Public Service (APS).

It is a 12-month program that offers a permanent role within the Australian Public Service (APS).

The program offers different roles in:

  • administration
  • policy and program development
  • service delivery
  • finance
  • human resources
  • information technology.

To apply or for more information visit the Indigenous Apprenticeships program.

Indigenous Graduate Recruitment program

This program provides a pathway to employment in the Australian Public Service (APS) and promotes the APS as an employer of choice among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary graduates.

Successful candidates gain diverse hands-on experience in a range of business areas as well as practical experience in their area of expertise.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary graduates join the Comcare Graduate program and participate in a 12-month, structured and comprehensive learning and development program.

After successfully completing the program, graduates continue to work in a permanent full-time position.

To apply or for more information visit the Indigenous Graduate Recruitment program on the Indigenous Careers portal.

Stepping Into program for university students with disability

We participate in the Australian Network on Disability's Stepping Into program, which is a paid internship program designed for university students with disability.

The program places students into the workplace for 152 hours of paid work over the summer or winter semester break.

Successful applicants benefit by gaining valuable work experience and learning new skills and knowledge.

The program can be a life-changing experience for participating students, with the program proven to close the gap in employment after graduation for students with disability.

To apply or for more information visit Stepping Into program on the Australian Network on Disability website.


More information

Our focused recruitment programs are part of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. See more information about our Diversity program at Comcare.

Page last reviewed: 04 April 2022
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Date printed 03 Oct 2022

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