Careers for Aboriginal people

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Careers for Aboriginal people

The South Australian (SA) Government encourages people with diverse backgrounds, knowledge and skills to consider working in the SA Public Sector. We are seeking to enhance the diversity of our workforce and ensure that we always recruit or promote the right person for the job.  The SA Public Sector and the Attorney-General's Department (AGD) strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for vacancies and to register with the employment programs listed below, if eligible.

All applicants and employees will be given fair consideration during the recruitment process, regardless of their age, gender, race, marital status, sexuality, pregnancy, physical or intellectual impairment, or family or carer responsibilities.


Go to information on this page:

How do I find vacancies?  I  What opportunities are available to me? I  Who can I contact for more information?


How do I find vacancies?

It is recommended that you check regularly for vacancies.  Vacancies are advertised via career websites and/or Australian newspapers, including: 


What opportunities are available to me? 

Jobs4Youth Traineeship and Graduate Program

The Jobs4Youth program offers young people the opportunity to gain employment within the South Australian Government as a trainee or university graduate, which involves a combination of study and 12 months fulltime employment.

For more information please click here: Jobs4Youth - link to Maxima website

General Traineeship Program

As a trainee with AGD, you can gain a nationally recognised qualification while you work in paid employment. Trainees usually complete a Certificate III course and are employed for a 12 month period.

For more information about Traineeships and how to apply please click here:  AGD Traineeships - Information Sheet (Word 374.5KB)

Career Pathway into Law Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

For students interested in a career in law, AGD’s Career Pathway into Law Program aims to employ a high school graduate, who has participated in the Power Cup. Upon their completion of the traineeship, AGD will then support them through a Bachelor of Law by way of a cadetship, then into a Paralegal role and ultimately into an ongoing legal role.

For more information about this program please contact us: Contact AGD by submitting a web form, or by phone or email.

Crown Solicitor's Office (CSO) Opportunities

The CSO provides various opportunities for students and job seekers including:

  • Summer Clerkship Program
  • Graduate Solicitor Employment Pool
  • Paralegal Employment Pool
  • Work Experience
  • Practical Legal Training

For more information about opportunities with the CSO please click here: Crown Solicitor’s Office

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) Student Placement Opportunities

The ODPP is committed to providing learning opportunities to students, including:

  • Summer Clerkships
  • Practical Legal Training (PLT)
  • Tertiary Student Work Experience

The ODPP also offers a variety of opportunities for job seekers.

For more information about opportunities with the ODPP please click here: Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) Program

If you are a fulltime Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander tertiary student, the Commonwealth Government’s ICS Program can link you with employers who can provide paid work placement, with the possibility of ongoing employment when you finish your studies.

For more information about the ICS Program please click here: ICS Program

Aboriginal Employment Network

The Aboriginal Employment Network provides support for Aboriginal people looking for work. If you register as a job seeker, you will receive regular updates about training and employment opportunities. Aboriginal Engagement Coordinators across the state can also support you in securing and staying in a job or training.

To join the Aboriginal Employment Network or for further information about the support and programs available please click here: Aboriginal Employment Network


Who can I contact for more information?

For more information about employment, work experience or volunteer opportunities with the AGD for Aboriginal people please use the links provided above or contact us: Contact AGD by submitting a web form, or by phone or email.


The Attorney-General’s Department acknowledges and respects the Kaurna people as the custodians of the greater Adelaide region. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first Australians, the oldest continuing cultures in human history. We respect these ancient cultures, their heritage and their unique spiritual relationship with land, sea and waters. We commit ourselves to promoting cultural diversity, respect, and inclusiveness, and to combating racism in all its forms. Acknowledging and respecting Aboriginal cultural identity, practices and beliefs, we foster a safe community through the protection of rights and championing fair and transparent access to justice.

The Attorney-General's Department is committed to becoming a White Ribbon Australia accredited workplace to help end men's violence against women. We also support the national campaign 'Racism. It Stops With Me'.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
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