Three exceptional young people say their lives have been changed thanks to the career-starting opportunities and experiences they’ve gained through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Apprenticeships Program.
South Australian based artist Juanella McKenzie joined Services Australia as an Indigenous Apprentice earlier this year in the midst the nation’s worst bushfire crisis. She’s now supported customers affected by fire, flood and the turmoil of COVID-19.
The Galiwinku Service Centre on Elcho Island has become the first office to have its Acknowledgement of Country translated into the local Indigenous language and displayed on a special light box.
Cairns woman Hazel Oosen has spent 40 years working with Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland. She’ll spend NAIDOC Week reflecting on that time and celebrating her culture with family and friends.
The day-to-day work of the Department of Human Services doesn’t usually involve trekking off-road through Australia in a four-wheel drive.
For more than a decade, Margaret Betts has played a vital role on behalf of the Department of Human Services in Jabiru, in Kakadu National Park. She has linked the remote Indigenous community to government services, giving residents access to essential support.
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during April 2019.
As a full time mum with little work experience behind her, Danielle Naylor doubted she’d ever have the career she longed for.
The Department of Human Services Healthy Start for School initiative encourages parents to ensure their child has a health check before they commence school.