The Aboriginal Graduate Recruitment Framework describes the principles and actions that underpin the Victorian Government’s pathway to increase the participation of Aboriginal graduates in the Victorian Public Service Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS).The pathway began in 2012.
The framework refines a number of the recruitment practices and incorporates culturally inclusive approaches.
In addition, it provides a snapshot of:
- what is involved in the GRADS
- why Aboriginal graduates are important to the Victorian public service
- the key participants in the Pathway
- the implications of the seven principles for people involved in the Pathway.
The framework is intended for all stakeholders and graduate recruitment people who are involved in the GRADS. It is also intended for groups and or individuals involved indirectly with Aboriginal recruitment such as the tertiary education sector and the Aboriginal community. It is relevant to individuals involved in policy around Aboriginal employment.
The framework has two major purposes.
- to enable the various graduate recruitment user groups and stakeholders to have a common understanding of the Pathway, and to ensure consistency in the delivery of the Framework
- to enable the cultural interests and professional aspirations of Aboriginal graduates to be respected and promoted across the Victorian public service.