Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders

Australia Post is committed to providing careers for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.

For 25 years, Australia Post has had a formal partnership with our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities. We began our first Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander employment program in 1988, and today the partnership is still going strong.

Currently we:

  • have a successful Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander traineeship program
  • provide employment to around 480 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
  • are a member of Supply Nation, a program which connects Australian corporate and government entities with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander businesses

Through our employee cultural awareness and training program, we plan to ensure our employees receive support and development. This will increase their cultural respect and understanding of our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

We also have an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Employment team dedicated to achieve these outcomes.

For more information, read our 2014 Reconciliation Action Plan (2mb).


Australia Post has had a successful Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander trainee program since 2007.

Investing in training and supporting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities provides rewarding opportunities for individuals and Australia Post. We're committed to a strong focus on employment resulting in a rewarding career with Australia Post.

School based traineeships Click to expand Click to collapse

While completing year 11 and 12 studies, trainees will:

  • work at least 1 day a week with Australia Post
  • receive an income while learning new skills
  • achieve a National Certificate II qualification in Business
  • be supported by Australia Post staff and mentors
  • embark on a career with Australia Post or other opportunities at the end of your traineeship

Adult full time and part time traineeships Click to expand Click to collapse

Full-time traineeships are completed over 12 months; part-time traineeships are completed over 24 months.

In that time, you'll:

  • work with Australia Post full-time or part-time (20-25 hours per week) with time allowed for study
  • be supported by a dedicated Australia Post Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander team and mentors
  • complete a Certificate III qualification in Business

After completing your traineeship, Australia Post will focus on employment and building your career.

Employment opportunities

If you're an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you can register your interest to work at Australia Post. Your details will be placed on the Talent Register and matched against current vacancies.

If a suitable vacancy is available, a Recruitment Consultant will contact you to complete an initial phone interview and provide further information relating to the position.


To be eligible for the Talent Register you must:

  • be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which you live or have lived.

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Want to join our Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander career network?

Graduate Program Click to expand Click to collapse

We're working with universities to promote our Graduate Program to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island students. These programs aim to attract, develop and retain talented individuals who wish to embark on a challenging career with Australia Post.

Find out more about our Graduate Program

Support and development

Australia Post is committed to career development for everyone. Our Learning and Development training team assist our dedicated Indigenous Employment team to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees:

  • manage their career progression
  • identify opportunities to develop skills through training and study

We also plan to increase cultural awareness by providing training throughout the organisation, as detailed in our 2014 Reconciliation Action Plan.

We've dedicated local employment consultants, supported by our National Indigenous Manager, who together:

  • support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees
  • work with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander  communities
  • assist Australia Post deliver our programs

For more information, contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment team.

Indigenous Australians

Register for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities.

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