Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2016–18

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2016–18

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2016–18 (employment strategy) has been developed to support the delivery of our first Reconciliation Action Plan 2015–18 (RAP).

Our organisation works towards fairness, care and courage. The employment strategy represents Victoria Legal Aid’s continued commitment to strengthening employment opportunities and workplace support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people represent 0.7 per cent of the Victorian population. We aim to grow our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff representation to a minimum of 2.5 per cent of our total workforce. We aim to achieve a more culturally diverse and responsive workforce by:

  • providing a safe and supportive workplace where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel they can achieve their potential and demonstrate their talent in their chosen work role
  • engendering a greater cultural awareness and empathy amongst our non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce, through working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff members
  • providing service delivery that better reflects the demographics of those people interacting with the legal system
  • supporting the economic self-determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through employment.

As we grow our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff representation, future employment strategies and initiatives will focus on retention and opportunities for professional and career development.

Download the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2016–18

Download the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2016–18 (docx, 176.02 KB).

Contact

For more information, please contact Resourcing and Remuneration on (03) 9269 0537.