It’s important for any employer to ensure that their workforce reflects the community where they carry out their business. Being culturally diverse and culturally respectful can increase staff satisfaction, attract more customers and ultimately increase profits.

We hear from many employers who understand this, and want to employ more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; they just don’t know where to start.

The best advice is to connect with like-minded and progressive businesses through a Cluster.

Alternatively there are commonwealth and state government programs to support you in your journey to becoming an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

ResourceDescriptionType
Indigenous Accountants AustraliaRaising awareness of the benefits of accounting within Indigenous communities and connecting Indigenous students to careers in the business world.Professional association
Reconciliation AustraliaReconciliation Australia is an independent, national not-for-profit organisation promoting reconciliation by building relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Reconciliation Australia can assist businesses to develop Reconciliation Action Plans.Not-for-profit
Reconciliation SAReconciliation South Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the people's movement for reconciliation at a state level. Reconciliation SA can assist South Australian organisations to increase their understanding of the shared history of all South Australians that recognises and enacts the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to live in a just and equitable society.Not-for-profit
South Australian Aboriginal business registerThe Department of State Development has collated details of Aboriginal businesses in South Australia into a comprehensive Aboriginal business register.
As purchasers of goods and services, members of the Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Clusters have discussed on a number of occasions their interest in supporting Aboriginal businesses. The register is a good place to start.
Register of businesses