ASIC is committed to providing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers in a way that is equitable, responsive and relevant to their needs.
We recognise that we can help close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage and build on our diverse workforce. We do this by creating relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers and communities. At present, ASIC has 18 employees (nearly 1% of ASIC staff) identifying as Indigenous. We aim to reach the APS target of 3% Indigenous employment. We use Indigenous-specific employment initiatives to recruit and retain Indigenous staff members.
- Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply for all advertised roles on our careers website
- We advertise appropriate job opportunities using Indigenous media
- We participate in various Indigenous graduate, cadetship and apprenticeship programs (e.g. the Indigenous Australian Government Development Program and the APS Indigenous Graduate Program) to recruit Indigenous employees
- Run an Indigenous mentoring program with executive-level staff mentoring our Indigenous staff.
We have facilitated a number of cultural information sessions nationally to foster awareness and build a more open culture at ASIC. These sessions included information about:
- Indigenous culture and history
- communicating with Indigenous peoples through all areas of ASIC’s work
- ASIC’s Indigenous Outreach Program.
We also have a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Strategic Committee. This committee formalises ASIC's commitment to reconciliation by identifying clear actions and realistic targets that we can achieve and works on implementing these actions.
ASIC is an employing agency for the Australian Government Indigenous Graduate Recruitment Program.
We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for roles at ASIC.