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Our Aboriginal workforce, Networks, Community of Practice and Committees

Under elements two and three of ourAboriginal Employment Strategy 2019 – 2025 are they key actions to:  

  • support cross-sector Aboriginal networks at all levels
  • know our Aboriginal workforce.

Our Aboriginal Networks, Community of Practice and Committees offer spaces that understand, respect and support Aboriginal cultures. They provide an opportunity for Aboriginal employees to be engaged to share their expertise and insight into policies, programs and projects. They also provide a forum to identify issues, monitor progress on the strategies actions, and to help make our responses more effective to any issues we find.

Our Aboriginal Networks, Community of Practice and Committees help to nurture a workplace where Aboriginal employees feel culturally safe and secure, and draw strength from their identity, culture and community. They also help to facilitate cross department collaboration, learning from each other’s agencies and Aboriginal leaders from the sector and local communities.

We are dedicated to driving the development and implementation of our initiatives to promote, strengthen and ensure Aboriginal workforce development is part of everyday business across the NSW public sector.

  • A key action of the NSW public sector Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019 – 2025, is to hold four regional and metro peer networking events annually for all Aboriginal employees. These events will be run by the PSC each year in key locations across NSW with three of the events being hosted in a regional area and one in a Sydney metro area.

    Participation in these networking events is open to all Aboriginal Peoples employed in the NSW public sector. It is a way for Aboriginal peoples to be engaged and give their thoughts in an open and safe space.

    We invite you to attend our regional and metro networking events to share your thoughts, experiences and knowledge on future Aboriginal workforce priorities and initiatives.

    For more information on our regional and metro Aboriginal staff network please email Aboriginalworkforce@psc.nsw.gov.au 

    Our next NSW wide Aboriginal Staff Networking event will be held on Tuesday 26 November, registration is through the Eventbrite

  • The Aboriginal Workforce Development Community of Practice meeting quarterly throughout the year.  Participation of this group is limited to NSW public sector HR professionals, Aboriginal employment specialists and other relevant managers.
    The communities of practice provide a forum for sector wide consultation with NSW public sector HR professionals, Aboriginal employment specialists and other managers on the implementation of initiatives in the Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019-2025. 

    Through collaboration and sharing of best practice methods across the sector to improve employment and career development outcomes for Aboriginal people in the NSW public sector.

    If you have questions about our Aboriginal Workforce Community of Practice, please email Aboriginalworkforce@psc.nsw.gov.au

    Our next Community of Practice is being held on Tuesday 19 November, registration is through the Eventbrite

  • The Aboriginal Employment Advisory Committee meets quarterly and is a consultative group comprised of 15 Aboriginal employees, one person from each cluster. Members are elected through joint consensus between the Aboriginal Workforce Development team and Department Secretaries. 

    The committee provides an Aboriginal perspective to the NSW Public Service Commission (PSC) on the key strategic initiatives, as well as assisting in finding solutions for implementation challenges and issues.

    Representatives are in roles that are involved in Aboriginal employment, recruitment, career development and/or strategic policy. They represent the views or position of their department/ agency. The committee is chaired by a member of the PSC’s Aboriginal Workforce Development team.

  • Two key actions under element two and three of the Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019 – 2025 is to develop an Aboriginal Senior Executive Network and an Aboriginal Champions of Change Network.

    The NSW PSC is in the process of developing its Aboriginal Senior Executive Network and Aboriginal Champions of Change Network.

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