Support and programs for employers of Aboriginal people in South Australia

There are a range of state and commonwealth supports available to employer looking to employ Aboriginal people.

If you want to employ Aboriginal people, see:

If you want to take on Aboriginal apprentices or trainees, see:

If you currently employ Aboriginal people, see Aboriginal workforce programs and support.

If you want information on subsidies for employing Aboriginal people, see Subsidies for employing Aboriginal people.

Programs, agencies and contacts

Aboriginal Stakeholder Engagement Team

For information and guidance on finding training and work.

For more information call our Infoline on 1800 506 266.

Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program (AAP)

A personalised service to help metropolitan and regional Aboriginal jobseekers to find an apprenticeship or traineeship. AAP helps both Aboriginal jobseekers and employers.

For more information call our Infoline on 1800 506 266.

Aboriginal Access Centres

Access Centres are located across South Australia on TAFE campuses: staff will help Aboriginal people make choices on vocational education and training (VET), including apprenticeship and traineeships.

See Assistance and support for regional contacts.

Aboriginal Engagement Coordinators

Employers can find Aboriginal employees through a range of services and coordinators.

Aboriginal Engagement Coordinators

Aboriginal Engagement Coordinators are located across metropolitan and regional South Australia. They provide:

  • information and advice to employers to help you recruit Aboriginal employees
  • information and advice to employers to help you support Aboriginal employees once they’re in employment
  • information on grants, funding and subsidies available for employing Aboriginal people.

Contact your nearest Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator:

Adelaide and Western Adelaide Regions
Lesley Rachwal
Mobile 0407 394 822
Email lesley.rachwal@sa.gov.au

Southern Adelaide 
Lesley Rachwal
Mobile 0407 394 822
Email lesley.rachwal@sa.gov.au

Northern Adelaide 
Angela Hart
Mobile 0428 112 891
Email angela.hart@sa.gov.au

Riverland / Murraylands 
Ken Liddle
Mobile 0427 800 369
Email ken.liddle@sa.gov.au

Eyre
Ivan Phillips
Mobile 0427 800367
Email ivan.phillips@sa.gov.au

Far North
Kriston Thompson
Mobile 0477 307 565
Email kriston.thompson2@sa.gov.au

For information on other regions call the Infoline.

See Assistance in finding Aboriginal employees for regional Aboriginal Engagement Coordinators.

Tauondi College

An Aboriginal Community College in Port Adelaide providing accredited and non-accredited training courses.

Visit Tauondi College website.