Resource Category:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement

Change Management Strategies

Organisational change occurs when management modifies a business structure, strategy, operation or culture. Change management strategies affect employees the most. This resource highlights 5 effective change management strategies that focus on the human element of organisational change.

ATO Tax Guide for Indigenous Corporations

This guide provides information on the tax requirements for Indigenous Corporations. Download here ATO ACCO

Targeted recruitment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – A Guideline for Employers

An Indigenous Engagement Survey conducted by the Business Council of Australia (BCA) in 2014 revealed that almost 70 per cent of respondent companies had Indigenous employment strategies and most respondents also indicated they planned to recruit Indigenous employees in 2015. This guideline produced by the Australian Human Rights Commission will help employers to use the special measure’ provisions in the federal Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and state and territory discrimination laws, to target Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for recruitment. This is an important resource for employers seeking to advance the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. See the full guideline here.

Health and Community Services Audit – VACCHO

This audit via the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation is an informal tool to help you assess access and quality of care at your service for Aboriginal people. It can also serve as a prompt to encourage us to challenge existing cultural norms and values which can limit our ability to make services and programs accessible, responsive and accountable to those with greatest need in our communities. It has been designed by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workers, from a range of local services, to ensure it is both relevant and useful.

Cultural Awareness Self-Assessment Toolkit: Good practice standards for culturally appropriate community services

Cultural Awareness Self-Assessment Toolkit: Good practice standards for culturally appropriate community services developed by ACTCOSS

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness Self-Assessment Toolkit (CASAT) is a set of good practice standards developed to assist community service organisations improve the quality of their services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and communities and to improve the organisation’s knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. The toolkit includes a guide on the CASAT process, a workbook section of standards, and examples of good practice.  

Karreeta Yirramboi: An employer toolkit to grow aboriginal employment in your organisation

The overarching goal in Karreeta Yirramboi, the Victorian Public Sector Aboriginal Employment Action Plan, is to increase Aboriginal participation in the Victorian public sector workforce to a one per cent target by 2015.
To support this, the State Services Authority has developed the Karreeta Yirramboi: An Employer Toolkit to grow Aboriginal Employment in your Organisation. The toolkit provides practical material to assist organisations increase the numbers of Aboriginal employees in their organisation. It covers the following topics:
  • cultural awareness and competency
  • attraction and recruitment
  • retention – induction, mentoring and career support
  • career development, managing performance and leadership opportunities
  • creating an Aboriginal Employment Officer position
  • developing an Aboriginal Employment Plan
  • community engagement.
A set of key messages and top tips support each chapter in the toolkit. Case studies, drawn from the experiences of public sector organisations and staff are also included to give the toolkit practical application. The toolkit provides templates for an 'Aboriginal Employment Officer' position and an 'Aboriginal Employment Plan'. An overview (pamphlet) of the toolkit is also available. An html version of the toolkit and overview brochure is available.