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Public Service Commission

Aboriginal workforce

Information and resources on all things relating to Aboriginal workforce development, strategy and cultural capability.

We work with NSW public sector agencies to develop sector-wide policies and programs to support our Aboriginal employees and the citizens of NSW. 

Our aims are to:

  • improve employment outcomes by attracting more Aboriginal people to work in our sector
  • empower our current Aboriginal employees to develop their capabilities and careers 
  • support all employees across our sector to build Aboriginal cultural capabilities and work in a trauma-informed way
  • support sector agencies to understand and use data to inform planning and decision making
  • connect employees through networking, forums and programs.

Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019 - 2025

Supporting our ambition to achieve a culturally safe and capable NSW public sector that reflects the communities we serve and where Aboriginal employees feel supported, respected, valued and empowered to pursue their career aspirations.

View the strategy

Our focus areas

An Aboriginal man's hand is covered in white ochre paint

Our cultural capability training package to help you understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and how past policies and practices continue to affect the community today.

This guide gives practical guidance, insights and resources to support you in shaping an inclusive employee experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

A painted artwork. The three large circles in this painting represent the three rivers of the Wiradjuri country: the Murray, the Lachlan and the Murrumbidgee. The circles on the outside represent waterholes and the white dots are our people travelling up-

How to deliver an Acknowledgement of Country in face-to-face meetings, online, in published material and when distributing e-resources.

A group of Aboriginal staff participate in a networking event

Using data and research, networking events and knowledge sharing, and engaging with our sector advisory group.