Australia Post is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Since 1988, Australia Post has had a formal partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, beginning with our first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment program. Today we remain committed to providing careers and development programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We do this through:
- Several pathways into Australia Post, including a successful school based and adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traineeship and apprenticeship program, as well as employment opportunities such as the graduate program.
- Improving the representation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples across our workforce, and seeking population parity as a benchmark.
- A membership with Supply Nation, a program that connects Australian corporate and government entities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.
- Our dedicated Indigenous Employee Network, Mob@Post.
Through our employee cultural awareness and training program, we aim to ensure our employees receive knowledge, support and development. This increases their respect and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ history, culture and connection to communities. For more information on how Australia Post is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, read our Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF 48.5MB).
Australia Post has had a successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainee program since 2007.
As an organisation, we continue to invest in our people, providing training and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities through these pathways. Our commitment remains strongly focused on employment and rewarding careers with Australia Post.
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
- complete a nationally accredited Certificate II qualification
- be supported by the Australia Post team and mentors
- embark on a career with Australia Post or other opportunities at the end of their traineeship
- be a part of our Mob@Post Employee Network.
Part-time traineeships are completed over 24 months, and include:
- working with Australia Post part-time (20-25 hours per week) with time allowed for study
- support from the dedicated Australia Post Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander team and mentors
- completing a nationally accredited Certificate III qualification
- being a part of our Mob@Post Employee Network.
When trainees complete the traineeships, Australia Post aims to focus on employment and career development opportunities.
Through our four-year Indigenous Mechanical Apprenticeship program, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- work full time hours as a Diesel Mechanic apprentice
- gain a nationally accredited Trade Certificate
- receive a brand new tool kit that will be yours to own and use onsite when you complete the course
- be a part of our Mob@Post Employee Network.
Skills you’ll learn through this program include:
- setting up machinery to enable the manufacture of engineering products
- repairing and replacing automotive components, parts or other items
- installing parts and machinery
- designing and manufacturing modifications to existing components parts and other items
- maintaining a warehouse and equipment
- construction and commissioning work experience.
If you're an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you can register your interest to work at Australia Post.
If a suitable vacancy is available, The Talent Acquisition Team 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.
Support and development
Australia Post is committed to the career development of its people. We have dedicated Indigenous Inclusion Consultants, supported by our National Indigenous Manager, who together:
- deliver our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employee Care Program
- engage and support employees through Mob@Post work and partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- deliver our industry recognised Indigenous Emerging Leaders Program and Inclusive Leadership Pathway Programs.
For more information, contact the Indigenous Team at Australia Post:
National Indigenous Manager
Indigenous Inclusion Consultant VIC/TAS, WA and SA
Indigenous Inclusion Consultant NSW/ACT, QLD and NT
Formal acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians
Australia Post acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live and gather as employees, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
The artwork that proudly depicts our ongoing support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities was created by Marcus Lee. Born and raised in Darwin NT, Marcus is a descendant of the Karajarri people and is proud of his Aboriginal heritage. The artwork is part of the Acknowledgement to Traditional Custodians across all Corporate Retail outlets and is featured on Australia Post fleet vehicles and Street Post Boxes throughout the country, reinforcing our support for Indigenous Australian communities. Learn more about Marcus Lee’s work.