First Nations Employer Information

Do you need information on employing First Nations people in Toowoomba? Find the help and support you need with these great resources and connect with specialist local providers.

We would like to acknowledge all First Nations people living and working on this land, we also acknowledge the traditional custodians on the land and their continual connection to this land.

Best Practices for Inclusive Hiring

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training - First Nations Cultural Capability Resource

 

This online tool helps to increase businesses’ awareness of the needs of First Nations staff and developing positive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and customers.

πŸ“ž 1300 369 935

Department of Employment and Workplace Relations - Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit

 

This guidance material supports businesses to consider more inclusive approaches to recruitment. It provides high level advice, practical tips and resources.

Diversity Australia - Inclusive Recruitment Program

 

Our Inclusive Recruitment Program is designed to inspire action. Through practical tools, action planning exercises, and ongoing support, we empower you to implement inclusive recruitment practices in your organisation and effect meaningful change.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 3118 6166

Australian Public Service Commission - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recruitment Guide

 

This Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recruitment Guide is a practical manual incorporating best-practice principles to help you encourage the recruitment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into the Australian Public Service.

Diversity Council Australia - Inclusive Recruitment Tools

 

DCAs Inclusive Recruitment project is a response to the uncommon times Australia finds itself in. Using the insights gained from research, DCA has now created a toolkit to help organisations make practical changes in how they recruit. Follow the steps below to take full advantage of the valuable information and guidelines from this research to make your recruitment more inclusive.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 02 8014 4300

πŸ“©Β admin@dca.org.au

Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Mentoring and Support Programs

Mandana Pty Ltd

Mandana is an equally owned Indigenous company held by Peter Jackson and Intura Pty Ltd, and operates out of Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia. We value and respect our communities and partners contribution. We also pride ourselves on being an organisation that celebrates its employees. Peter Jackson has been delivering mentoring services for over 20 years.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0428 568 003

πŸ“© admin@mandana.com.au

Jaydon Adams Memorial Foundation

Jaydon Adams Memorial Foundation delivers programs and services responsive to the cultural needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth, Families and Communities which address the social determinants through participation and encouragement of individual and family decision making.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0408 275 648

πŸ“© admin@jamf.com.au

Thomas Draper Indigenous Facilitor

Respect, Empathy, Honesty, and Resilience are at the center of who Thomas is. They are the drivers behind every workshop and the source behind every consultation session he engages in. He is committed to better outcomes and will work hard to design and deliver scope that is culturally safe while fitting well within your desired objectives and deliverables.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0488604316

πŸ“© tdraper@thomasdraper.com.au

Mob Up

Mob Up is dedicated to bridging the employment & skills shortage gap. We believe in the power of training and education. We aim to provide the necessary tools and support to ensure the economic and social advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Individuals and communities.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0437 286 536

πŸ“© info@mobup.com.au

Adapt (Young Bruthas) Mentorship

Adapt (Young Bruthas mentorship) is a catalyst of change. We want every young person to feel part of our community, no matter who they are or where they’re from. Life can be challenging, we are here to help you see your potential!

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0435 803 470

πŸ“© adaptmentor@gmail.com

Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate more meaningfully in society.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (08) 9356 2500

πŸ“© contact@clontarffoundation.com.au

Beyond the Broncos

Our staff, with the help of current and former Broncos stars, provide one-on-one mentoring support, encouragement and motivation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in eight high schools across the Greater Brisbane region.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 38589111

Link and Launch

Link and Launch officer Robbie Bradford connects with young people who have completed Year 12 but not yet transitioned to further study, training or work. Robbie can assist young people to navigate the system and consider a range of post-school study, training and work options in line with their individual goals, aspirations, skills and strengths. Link and Launch aims to support young people to make independent choices that will equip them to make a successful transition.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0448 409 455

πŸ“©Β mailto:rbrad172@eq.edu.au

Culturally Important Dates

Queensland Government

The following is a list of culturally important dates that celebrate or recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture.

Common Ground

There are many dates throughout the year that are historically and culturally significant to First Nations people.

Where can I find First Nations candidates

Employment Services Providers

BUSY at Work

BUSY At Work is an established and trusted not for profit organisation providing career opportunities to job seekers and students through apprenticeship, employment and education support programs.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0437 292 304

πŸ“© toowoomba@busyatwork.com.au

AimBig Employment

When it comes to work, we’re here to make a bigger difference if you’re looking for a job or to hire employees. At AimBig Employment, as part of the Arriba Group, we’ve been finding bigger employment opportunities for over 25 years. Discover what we can do for you today.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 034 997Β 

Sarina Russo Job Access

We’ve been helping people like you find work for more than 40 years. Our team creates a tailored plan with the support you need to overcome your personal barriers to employment, helping to secure the right job for you!

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 13 15 59Β 

BUSY at Work - Transition to Work

We believe in the abilities of young people and help those seeking employment by providing information and support about what’s expected in the workplace. Transition to Work is a youth employment program initiated by the Australian Government. Its purpose is to provide support for young people to help them gain a paid position or further education. If you are aged 15-24 and looking for direction, the Transition to Work program can help you build skills and confidence to enter the workforce.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0437 292 304

OCTEC ParentsNext

ParentsNext is a pre-employment program that aims to develop early intervention assistance for parents with young children at risk of long-term welfare dependency. OCTEC helps parents to identify and reach their education and employment goals through participation in activities and by connecting parents to local services to help them prepare for employment. OCTEC Limited’s ParentsNext offices are equipped with children’s corners so you can bring your children along to your appointments.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4602 0467

Multicultural Australia ParentsNext

Our ParentsNext program gives parents with young children the opportunity to develop skills and confidence that enable them to move into employment.β€― At Multicultural Australia, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe, welcoming community and be empowered to become economically independent – ParentsNext is an important step towards achieving these goals.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4632 1466

Tursa

ParentsNext is a pre-employment program that aims to develop early intervention assistance for parents with young children at risk of long-term welfare dependency. OCTEC helps parents to identify and reach their education and employment goals through participation in activities and by connecting parents to local services to help them prepare for employment. OCTEC Limited’s ParentsNext offices are equipped with children’s corners so you can bring your children along to your appointments.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4589 1153

πŸ“© toowoomba@tursa.com.au

atwork Australia

We work with people living with disability, injury, health condition and those who require additional support, who are looking for work, and employers to get the right people into the right jobs. A trusted employment services provider working with thousands of Australians every year, we’re here to make getting a job as easy and stress-free as possible.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 080 856

APM Employment Services

Our team will find strong candidates suitable for your workplace and the roles you need filled.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4638 8901

πŸ“© support@apm.net.au

Find your provider

Find a local provider delivering the services and support you need.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4638 8901

Recruitment and Human Resources

Golden West Apprenticeships

Over the past 30 years, Golden West has supported over 7,500 jobseekers into employment and completed over 3,500 Australian Apprentices. During this time, we have built an extremely experienced and knowledgeable team.Β  We are your local experts in apprenticeships and traineeships.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4688 9000

πŸ“© toowoomba@goldenwest.org.au

Protech

We are a Recruitment – labour hire and Group Training Company.Β  The Success of Projects Relies On Quality People. From workforce planning through to recruitment and ongoing management, Protech can assist you every step of the way when it comes to workforce solutions. We supply workforce to many industries that include; Asphalt/Road Surfacing, Building & Construction, Rail Operations, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Professional and Technical, Mining Resources and Industrial Maintenance and Engineering.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 3440 2850

πŸ“© toowoomba@protech.com.au

Harness Energy Services

We provide skilled labour hire solutions to our clients in the form of contracted or permanent employees who are experienced, trained, skilled, compliant, and ready to work across a range of medium-to-high risk environments. We ensure the training and compliance of all of our recruitment candidates through our Registered Training Organisation (RTO), are trained, skilled, compliant and provide opportunities for candidates to further their education and training and upskill for career progression.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 3292 0700

πŸ“© admin@harnessenergy.com.au

Mob Up

Mob Up is dedicated to bridging the employment & skills shortage gap. We believe in the power of training and education. We aim to provide the necessary tools and support to ensure the economic and social advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Individuals and communities.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0437 286 536

πŸ“© info@mobup.com.au

Mandana Pty Ltd

Mandana is an equally owned Indigenous company held by Peter Jackson and Intura Pty Ltd, and operates out of Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia. We value and respect our communities and partners contribution. We also pride ourselves on being an organisation that celebrates its employees. Peter Jackson has been delivering mentoring services for over 20 years.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0428 568 003

πŸ“© admin@mandana.com.au

Classic Recruitment & Human Resources

At Classic Recruitment & Human Resources, we specialise in providing quality recruitment, labour hire and human resource solutions. Backed by an experienced team, our success is underpinned by quality service and competitive rates.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4638 3599

πŸ“© admin@classicrecruitment.net.au

HB Recruitment & Human Resources

For over 30 years, the HB Group has been providing professional recruitment, labour hire, human resources, payroll and business services. With a reputation for ensuring our clients and candidates achieve the best outcomes, we believe that when you succeed, we succeed.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4639 4410

πŸ“© recruitment@hb.net.au

JP Smith Recruitment & Human Resources

JP Smith Recruitment and Human Resources provides a transparent Executive Search service that adheres to both the highest corporate ethical standards and open-door philosophies whilst still maintaining discretion and diplomacy.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4659 7400

πŸ“© service@jpsmith.com.au

Programmed Skilled Workforce

Programmed, together with our professionals and executive recruitment business PERSOLKELLY, works with clients who do not wish to compromise between getting the right outcomes and doing the right thing.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 3426 5431

Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate more meaningfully in society.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (08) 9356 2500

πŸ“© contact@clontarffoundation.com.au

Beyond the Broncos

Our staff, with the help of current and former Broncos stars, provide one-on-one mentoring support, encouragement and motivation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in eight high schools across the Greater Brisbane region.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 38589111

Link and Launch

Link and Launch officer Robbie Bradford connects with young people who have completed Year 12 but not yet transitioned to further study, training or work. Robbie can assist young people to navigate the system and consider a range of post-school study, training and work options in line with their individual goals, aspirations, skills and strengths. Link and Launch aims to support young people to make independent choices that will equip them to make a successful transition.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0448 409 455

πŸ“©Β mailto:rbrad172@eq.edu.au

Department of Treaty, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and the Arts.

We provide whole-of-government strategies to improve business and economic participation outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 3819 7606

πŸ“© ATSIP_CSWR@dsdsatsip.qld.gov.au

Resources and Tools

Organisations that can assist you with resources and tools

Harness Energy Services

We provide skilled labour hire solutions to our clients in the form of contracted or permanent employees who are experienced, trained, skilled, compliant, and ready to work across a range of medium-to-high risk environments. We ensure the training and compliance of all of our recruitment candidates through our Registered Training Organisation (RTO), are trained, skilled, compliant and provide opportunities for candidates to further their education and training and upskill for career progression.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 3292 0700

πŸ“© admin@harnessenergy.com.au

M&H Ward Group - McDonald's Toowoomba Region

McDonald’s Australia is a modern and progressive burger company serving over 1.7 million customers every day. Macca’s has over 990 restaurants across Australia and a current workforce of over 100,000 employees.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0458 381 115

πŸ“© Human.Resources.Mcd1@gmail.com

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Paving the Way – the First Nations Training StrategyΒ is the Queensland Government’s plan to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ skills development and respond to local and community employment needs.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 369 935

 

NIAA

The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) vision is to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are heard, recognised and empowered. We recognise each First Nations community is unique. We work in partnership with community to make sure policies, programs and services meet their unique needs. We work to support the Minister for Indigenous Australians.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4637 3200

πŸ“© sqregion@official.niaa.gov.au

Business Queensland

Building cultural capability within your business is a continual process, encompassing cultural awareness, cultural competence and cultural safety.

Cultural Awareness Training

Carbal Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

Our training courses have been developed by theΒ Carbal Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health ResearchΒ with the objective of delivering culturally-appropriate and relevant education to not only health and clinical support professionals, but also to organisations nationally.Β 

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 379 558

πŸ“© admin@carbal.com.au

Mandana Pty Ltd

Mandana is an equally owned Indigenous company held by Peter Jackson and Intura Pty Ltd, an existing company operating out of Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia. We value and respect our communities and partners contribution. We also pride ourselves on being an organisation that celebrates its employees. Peter Jackson has been delivering mentoring services for over 20 years based on the below model.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0428 568 003

πŸ“© admin@mandana.com.au

Jaydon Adams Memorial Foundation

To deliver programs and services responsive to the cultural needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth, Families and Communities which address the social determinants through participation and encouragement of individual and family decision making.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0408 275 648

πŸ“© admin@jamf.com.au

Thomas Draper Indigenous Facilitor

Respect, Empathy, Honesty, and Resilience are at the center of who Thomas is. They are the drivers behind every workshop and the source behind every consultation session he engages in. He is committed to better outcomes and will work hard to design and deliver scope that is culturally safe while fitting well within your desired objectives and deliverables.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0488 604 316

πŸ“© tdraper@thomasdraper.com.au

Assisting Documents

Fair Work Australia - Supporting workers during Sorry Business

This fact sheet provides advice to help employers support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers duringΒ SorryΒ Business.

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

TheΒ Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986Β articulates the Australian Human Rights Commission role and responsibilities.

Racial Discrimination Act 1975

TheΒ Racial Discrimination Act 1975Β promotes equality before the law for all people regardless of race, colour or national or ethnic origin. It is unlawful to discrimination against people on the basis of race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin.

Queensland – Anti-Discrimination Act 1991

In 1991 the Queensland Parliament passed theΒ Anti-Discrimination ActΒ which aims to protect people in Queensland from unfair discrimination, sexual harassment and other objectionable conduct and provides a means to bring a complaint and have it resolved.

Queensland - Human Rights Act 2019

In February 2019 the Queensland Parliament passed theΒ Human Rights Act.Β It lists 23 rights to be protected by law, places obligations on public entities to act compatibly with human rights, and provides for a complaint resolution process through the Commission.

Information about Collaborative Initiatives

Skilling Queenslanders for Work - Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Projects funded under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative are announced twice a year, following the application round. Projects are run in locations across the state by community-based not-for-profit organisations (and local councils).

Indigenous Workforce and Skills Development Grant

The Indigenous Workforce and Skills Development Grant (IWSDG) program funds Indigenous designed and led projects that support or respond to local training and workforce needs.

πŸ“ž 1300 369 935

πŸ“© iwsdg@desbt.qld.gov.auΒ 

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Connect with Apprenticeship Companies in Toowoomba

REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATIONS (RTO)

DGT Training & Employment

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300010185

πŸ“© dgt@dgt.org.auΒ 

Flowers To Impress School of Floristry

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0746382727

πŸ“© school@flowerstoimpress.com.auΒ 

MEGT Toowoomba

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 136348

πŸ“© anpinfo@megt.com.au

GROUP TRAINING ORGANISATIONS (GTO)

DGT Training & Employment

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300010185

πŸ“© dgt@dgt.org.au

Golden West Apprenticeships

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07468890000

πŸ“© toowoomba@goldenwest.org.au

WORKFORCE AUSTRALIA AGENCIES

AimBig Employment

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300034997

πŸ“© www.aimbigemployment.com.au/contact/

Busy At Work

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0437292304

πŸ“© busy@busyatwork.com.auΒ 

Sarina Russo

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 131559

πŸ“© webquery@sarinarusso.com.au

APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINEESHIPS SUPPORT

MAS Experience

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0417 077 182

πŸ“© erin.dean@masnational.com.au

Sarina Russo

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 131559

πŸ“© webquery@sarinarusso.com.au

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