Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment programs
Transport and Main Roads supports employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a variety of programs. We are committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ that currently exists between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Queenslanders.
Our department supports Indigenous employment by delivering on the actions in:
Transport and Main Roads has developed the Reconciliation Action Plan 2010–2012 and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Plan 2010–2012.
If you are interested in a career with Transport and Main Roads, visit this website regularly to keep up to date with new programs.
All current vacancies are available at the Queensland Government SmartJobs website.
Indigenous Cadetship Support
The Indigenous Cadetship Support initiative, formerly National Indigenous Cadetship Program (NICP), links Indigenous tertiary students with employers in a cadetship arrangement involving full-time study and work placements.
This program is part of the Australian Government’s Indigenous Employment Policy, which aims to generate more employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
Transport and Main Roads has a number of cadetships available under this scheme, including a tailored program for eligible Indigenous students studying a bachelor degree in engineering.
Through a Transport and Main Roads Indigenous cadetship, you receive financial assistance to study, paid work placements during your vacation period, and the opportunity for permanent employment upon completion of your degree.
For more information about these cadetships, visit the Indigenous Cadetship Support website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) Education toward Employment (E2E) Scholarship Scheme
The Education toward Employment Scholarship Scheme is designed to support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who will make a positive contribution to their school, families and/or communities.
Students are supported to complete Years 10, 11 and 12 (or equivalent) by receiving a scholarship involving financial support totalling $5,000 over 3 years for expenses related to education and training.
The scholarship also provides an opportunity to gain insight into the work of the sponsoring agency through direct connections with the student’s sponsor.
Each year, Indigenous students in year 9 are eligible to apply for the E2E Scholarships. The successful Indigenous students then commence their scholarship the following year in Year 10 (or equivalent). Students must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Transport and Main Roads has been running the E2E Scholarship Scheme since 1999. The number of scholarships on offer varies each year. In 2010, 80 scholarships were sponsored by a range of Queensland Government agencies and the Australian Taxation Office.
Further information and application forms can be obtained by:
Indigenous Pathways Program
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students the opportunity to apply for a place in our Indigenous Pathways Program.
The Indigenous Pathways Program is designed to support students who have chosen to study a bachelor degree at a recognised Queensland university. The program provides mentoring, paid work experience to help career development and employment following completion of study. Eligible students are also supported with financial assistance to help with the cost of study.
Students who participate in the program and maintain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of five (credit) are eligible to progress to the Transport and Main Roads Scholarship Program in third and fourth year of their degree (if applicable). After graduation, students are guaranteed a job with Transport and Main Roads in the Graduate Development Program.
Areas of interest
We are seeking to support students who undertake a bachelor degree in the following targeted disciplines:
- Science (chemistry, geology or environment)
- Engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical, coastal or geotechnical)
- Political Science and Policy
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Surveying/Geographical Information Systems/Hydrographic Surveying
- Spatial Science
- Information Technology
- Workplace Health and Safety.
Expressions of interest for the program are open year-round. To apply for a place in the program, please download the attached information sheet and application form.
Applications and supporting documents can be provided to Transport and Main Roads by email or post. For more information contact email@example.com or phone 1300 728 329 (toll-free).