The ATO strives to have a workforce that reflects the
diversity of the Australian community. We recognise the importance of
recruiting and retaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into the
organisation to assist in improving the quality of, and access to, programs and
services for Indigenous Australians. Our Indigenous employment and development strategy,
partnered with our Reconciliation action plan, demonstrate our commitment to
providing career and development opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
We regularly recruit candidates through the Australian
Public Service Commission’s (APSC’s) entry-level pathway programs such as the
Indigenous Graduate Recruitment Program, the National Indigenous Cadetship
Support Program and the Indigenous Entry Level Recruitment Program. For more
information on these programs visit Indigenous Australians in
the APS(external link) on the APSC website.
We also fill some
jobs using the special measures recruitment provisions. These positions are
only open to applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. To be
eligible for consideration for these positions you will need to provide
evidence that you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; identify
as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and are accepted by your community as
being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Outside of our
general recruitment, the youth to work program, special measure positions and
our recruitment with the APSC we offer three Indigenous development programs
specific to the ATO.
'My main reason for accepting their offer was that the Tax Office offered excellent training and development opportunities which would be invaluable in my future career path.'
– Nerita Waight, Indigenous cadet