Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2020–25 reflects our genuine commitment to the principles of reconciliation and self-determination under our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2019–21(RAP2) and commits us to significantly increasing the proportion of First Nations staff in our workforce.

Currently, five per cent of our clients identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. We want to build a workforce that understands the needs and interests of the clients we serve. First Nations staff contribute to influencing culturally safe practice and bring valuable perspectives to the design and delivery of services across our organisation.

The strategy is intended to contribute to Victoria Legal Aid being viewed as an employer of choice for First Nations peoples through implementing a range of initiatives across in three priority areas:

  1. increase the proportion of First Nations staff at VLA from 2.3 per cent to 5 per cent
  2. ensure that VLA is a culturally safe and inclusive workplace
  3. improve the retention and professional development of First Nations staff at VLA

Download the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2020–25

A message from our First Nations Network

Contact

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

Previous strategies

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

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