I have an upcoming job interview, can I get money for some formal clothes? If so how?

Your Job Active Provider should be your first contact for assistance for clothing. If you are unable to secure funding from this source please contact your nearest Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator on 1800 627 849 to discuss further options.

I live outside of Adelaide but would like to work there. How do I go about finding accommodation?

There are a number of government funded services available:

  • The Indigenous Youth Mobility Program has 21 beds available across three properties in Adelaide. ITMP is for young Aboriginal people between 16-24 years from regional and remote who want to study or take up a traineeship/apprenticeship in Adelaide. For more information call (08) 8336 2525.
  • The Employment Related Accommodation Program houses across the state in Adelaide, Pt Augusta, Roxby and Ceduna. Residents pay no more than 30% of their wage for rent. To be eligible for this accommodation, you must be an Aboriginal person from a remote South Australian community, wanting to study or work. You must also be in receipt of an independent income. Call 1800 627 849 for more information.
  • Housing SA offer a number of services for Aboriginal people seeking accommodation.

Is there any financial support for me to get my license? If so how do I get this?

Your Job Active Provider may be able to support you with this and it is advised that you contact them in the first instance. If you are unable to secure funding from this source please contact your nearest Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator on 1800 627 849 to discuss further options.

 

Who do I contact for support with developing a resume and applying for jobs?

Your Job Active Provider may be able to support you with this and it is advised that you contact them in the first instance. If you are unable to secure funding from this source please contact your nearest Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator on 1800 627 849 to discuss further options.

Who runs this website?

Aboriginalemploymentsa.com.au is an employer led initiative of the Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Clusters Program.

The initiative is funded by the South Australian State Government Department of State Development.

The website is maintained by an external South Australia website administrator.

Why do you have a website specifically about employing Aboriginal people? I want to be considered for a job on my merits not on the colour of my skin.

Employers we work with would like to employ more Aboriginal people. This site supports all employers to increase their chances of attracting Aboriginal applicants for positions that come up in their organisation.

This is not about giving jobs to Aboriginal people just because they are Aboriginal. Employers will still appoint applicants to positions based on merit.

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