Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Program


From the Djab wurrung people

The Warumilang Program is our dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program to assist First Nations peoples with tailored employment and training pathways that aim to provide opportunities for First Nations peoples to thrive and be successful.


It is our vision that through strong partnerships, Warumilang is able to continue to provide progressive opportunities across a range of industries to support First Nations peoples starting their careers with dynamic skills, qualifications, and experience.

We have kick-started the careers of over 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees since 2000

AFL SportsReady acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land and pays its respects to all First Nations peoples. We acknowledge the spiritual, physical and cultural connection First Nations peoples have with country as the first people of the land.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. Traineeships

    AFL SportsReady believes in a fair and united Australia, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the same opportunities and access to education, training and employment as other Australians.

    We are committed to ‘closing the gap’ by offering a number of jobs/traineeships specifically for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our 12-month traineeships are ‘apprenticeships for the office’, combining full-time work with study. It’s the ideal mix of:

    • Practical experience in the workplace
    • Formal qualification (Certificate II, III, IV and Diploma level)

    However, we acknowledge that Indigenous Australians can face many challenges at the beginning and throughout their career journey. To help mitigate these difficulties, we provide all our Indigenous trainees with a personal ‘support team’, which includes.

    • AN EXCLUSIVE INDIGENOUS MENTOR provides personal and career pathway support.
    • A DEDICATED FIELD OFFICER to assist the work placement and ensure success.
    • AN EDUCATOR / TEACHER provides the education component of the traineeship
    Our trainees and partners are supported every step of the way, which creates a productive working environment.

    Our traineeships are typically entry-level opportunities and are primarily aimed at:

    • Indigenous Australians
    • Both male and females
    • Young Australians aged between 16-21 years old
    • High school students in year 10, 11 or 12
    • Recent high school graduates or leavers
  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. Direct Employment

    Our aim is to connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers with employment and provide a range of support services, preparing them for long-term employment.

    We have been working with Aboriginal communities across Australia for nearly 20 years and have placed over 2,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in jobs since 2000.

    We help Indigenous jobseekers by providing the following:

    • Support to find a job
    • Resume writing and help in preparing for interviews
    • Pre-employment training
    • Workplace support and Indigenous mentoring for up to 6 months
    • Access to networking activities with other Indigenous employees

    We help organisations employ Indigenous Australians by providing the following services:

    • Identify and engage the right candidates
    • Match suitable candidates to job opportunities
    • Prepare candidates for employment with industry-specific training
    • Mentor candidates whilst in the workplace to help keep them on track
    • Deliver Cultural Awareness training to management and relevant staff
    • Provide workplace support for six months to meet any challenges you or your employee may have

    AFL SportsReady works with employment partners across the following industries:

    • Sport and Recreation
    • Business and Administration
    • State and Local Government
    • Arts and Creative Industries
    • Banking and Finance
    • Information Technology
    • Horticulture
    • Hospitality
    • Retail

    If you are an Indigenous jobseeker or part of an organisation looking to employ Indigenous staff, contact us using the link below.

    Contact Us


  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. Cadetships

    The Indigenous Cadetship program aims to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students with paid employment in a role that relates to their field of study.

    The 10 week program enables students to gain a professional employment experience alongside their studies while providing the employer with enthusiastic young professionals looking to make an impact in the workplace.

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  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. Express Your Interest Today

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