The Aboriginal Employment Unit drives a whole of Victorian public sector response to improving employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the sector.

The Unit is currently working on the development of a new Victorian Public Sector Aboriginal Employment Strategy, for implementation in 2017.  The Strategy will be active across the employee life-cycle areas – Attraction, Recruitment, Development and Retention and Progression – and will work to achieve systemic improvements in areas such as monitoring and reporting and data collection.

The Unit currently delivers three main programs to support these objectives.

Our Cadetship Program supports the education and provides work experience to 2nd and 3rd year Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are undertaking their first undergraduate degree.


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The Aboriginal Career Development Program provides tailored career development and support to eligible Aboriginal employees in the Victorian Public Service.


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The Aboriginal Pathway is the entry point for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates wishing to apply for the Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS).


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Karreeta Yirramboi ran between 2010 and 2015, and was the Victorian Government's 5 year plan to improve public sector employment outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians.


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