The Barring Djinang Career Development Program provides tailored career development and support to eligible Aboriginal employees in the Victorian public sector.

Applications for the January 2020 Intake of the Barring Djinang Career Development will open November 2019.

The program runs for 8 months, with intakes occurring in January and July each year and provides tailored career development support to eligible Aboriginal employees in the Victorian public sector.

The program has a strong cultural focus. The core program elements include

  • individual and group career coaching
  • a career development plan, including Saville Wave personality measure
  • support to implement opportunities in the participant’s plan
  • the opportunity to connect with other Aboriginal participants in the program.

Support is tailored to each participant. As a result, the specific nature of the support and activities undertaken differ between participants.

The program prioritises experiential learning and focuses on helping participants gain other experience and build networks.

The program is designed to work alongside professional development activities offered by participants’ departments. For example, departments’ learning and development budgets can support participants undertaking professional development activities where available and relevant.

A major benefit to departments is that participating in the program can be a way of supporting progress towards goals under Aboriginal Inclusion Action Plans and Aboriginal Employment Plans.

The program also aims to improve retention and mobility of Aboriginal employees, to promote the Victorian public sector as an employer of choice for Aboriginal people and to build a deep understanding of career aspirations of Aboriginal employees in the Victorian public sector.

See the below guides and application form for more information.

Applicant Guide – 2019 Mid-Year Intake

Application Form – 2019 Mid-Year Intake

Employer Guide – 2019 Mid-Year Intake

There are 16 places per program intake. The VPSC funds 9 places per program intake – 1 place per each department and Victoria Police. The additional 7 places are available to be purchased by public sector employers, departments and Victoria Police. If you would like to purchase a place, please find the below Purchased Place Request Form.

Purchased Place Request Form – 2019 Mid-Year Intake