Information Session

Information Sessions – Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Vacant Positions

The Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (OATSIA) has a number of positions available for permanent filling and would like to invite interested people to attend the following information sessions about the positions:

Venue: Community Services Directorate

Gudthaier Conference Room

11 Moore Street, Civic

Date:     Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Time:     12:00pm – 1:00pm

Venue: Community Services Directorate

Gudthaier Conference Room

11 Moore Street, Civic

Date:     Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Time:     5:00pm – 6:00pm

The vacant positions are listed below and can also be found on the Jobs ACT website at

Executive Assistant – Coordination and Engagement
Project Officer – Coordination and Engagement
Project Officer – Coordination and Engagement
Assistant Manager – Coordination and Engagement Team
Senior Policy Officer – Policy and Government Relations Team
Project Officer – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body

For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email

Budgeting for Life

Budgeting for Life

Budgeting for Life

FREE 1-day budgeting skills workshop

*This is an approved activity for Work Development Order or Work Development Program participants.

Do you find yourself short of money immediately after payday?

Do you have outstanding fines with the NSW State Debt Recovery Office or the ACT Government?

No matter what our income, knowing how to manage money is an essential life skill.  Care Financial Counselling Service is holding a 1-day FREE Budgeting for Life workshop.  The topics covered include:

  • Quick and easy ways to set up a budget that works for you ü
  • How your money personality type can impact on your spending habits ü
  • Saving and spending – how to get the balance right ü
  • Strategies to help plug spending leaks ü
  • How to save on energy bills ü
  • How to get your children involved in day to day money making decisions ü
  • Surviving Debt – what can we do and where to go for help ü
  • How to make informed decisions when it comes to consumer and credit productsü
  • Planning for the future – how to set goals that are achievable ü


This workshop will have practical tips and hands on exercises which are all aimed at increasing your strategies for budgeting now and in the future.  Attending this 1-day workshop could also contribute to reducing your ACT or NSW infringement fines by up to $350. (Please note you will need to be approved to undertake this activity prior to attending in order for credit to be applied to your fines.)

Date: Thursday 17 August 2017

Time: 10am-5pm

Where:  Care Financial Counselling Service

To register:

How to find us:

Attending this workshop entitles ActewAGL clients to  $100 off your electricity or gas bill

Participation in this 1 day course contributes to $350 off your ACT or NSW fines but you need to be registered for either a Work and Development Order (NSW) or a Work Development Program (ACT) prior to attending the workshop.  For more information on how to register, call Care’s office 62571788 and speak to Vicki or Aoife

Energizing your Budget

Energizing your Budget

Free budget coaching sessions for ActewAGL clients on low to moderate incomes

Would you like to feel more in control of your budget ü

Would you like to set up a bill paying system that works for you

Would you like to know about rebates and schemes to help reduce energy and water bills ü

Care Financial Counselling Service now offers FREE budget coaching sessions for ACTewAGL clients who would like to look at simple ways to get your budget and bill paying system on track.  Care’s Budget Coaches can assist you with:

  • Easy ways to set up a budget that works for YOU
  • Setting up bill paying arrangements to pay your energy bills
  • Helpful tips to plug spending leaks
  • Assistance to reduce energy bills
  • How to access rebates, subsidies and schemes that you may be eligible for.

Please note, if you are in financial hardship and require assistance to negotiate with creditors, please call Care’s Financial Counselling Helpline on 1800 007 007.

Attending this free budget coaching session entitles you to an ActewAGL  $100 off your electricity bill.

To make an appointment for a free budget coaching session call Care’s office on 6257 1788 or email

For more information visit



Defence Careers Info Session


Join the hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who enjoy fulfilling jobs in the Navy, Army, and Air Force.
Defence Force Recruiting would like to invite you along to the Defence Career Pathways for Indigenous Australians Information Session

Date: Tuesday 18th July 2017
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm
Venue:  Habitat Nowra, 56 Worrigee St, Nowra NSW 2541

You will have the opportunity to speak with a current serving member in the ADF and learn what
inspires and motivates them as well the career opportunities available in the Australian Defence Force.
Submit your expression of interest by completing your details in the form below or email

Download the PDF file HERE


Habitat is Hiring! Full-Time Canberra Position

Habitat Personnel are hiring! We are looking for a Full-Time Client Support Officer to join our energetic Canberra Team based in Woden.

Position Overview

Our Client Support Officers facilitate sustainable employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobseekers. Depending on work demands, our Client Support Officers either undertake a holistic role encompassing all Key Responsibility areas, or specialise in one of these areas as detailed below.

Key Relationships

  • The position reports directly to the VTEC Manager, and also takes direction from Business Support staff and the Managing Director as required.
  • In addition to participant and employer liaison, the position holder will be required to establish or maintain stakeholder networks including with jobactives and Disability Employment Service providers, Registered Training Organisations, and other community support services
  • Habitat is a team-oriented workplace; all staff are expected to assist each other with peak workloads and major or one off projects.

Key Responsibilities

 Participant Support

  • Assess the training and support needs of Habitat clients, and deliver and/or broker the services identified, to remove vocational and non-vocational barriers to employment
  • Liaise with jobactives and Disability Employment Service providers both to facilitate client referral and support of existing clients
  • Facilitate job placements, including matching caseload to available vacancies

Employer liaison

  • Develop and maintain relationships with employers and industry groups to secure employment opportunities
  • Broker wage subsidies and other assistance as available
  • Assist employers to provide a supportive and culturally safe workplace

Post-Placement Support (Mentoring)

  • Provide individualised mentoring and support to participants for a minimum of 6 months post-employment placement


  • Maintain timely and accurate client records including data entry and electronic filing
  • Other duties as reasonably directed

Selection Criteria

  1. Aboriginality* and the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people
  2. Knowledge of the employment services sector and the barriers faced by Aboriginal people regarding employment and training
  3. Case management experience (mentoring experience will be highly regarded)
  4. Initiative and problem solving skills, and the ability to manage competing priorities
  5. Highly developed computer skills

*”Aboriginal” includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. Habitat considers being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent as a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 and s42 of the ACT Discrimination Act 1991.


Written applications are required by 9am Monday 19th June 2017, either by email to or by post to 3/31-37 Townshend Street Phillip ACT 2606.

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter that introduces you and why you want to work at Habitat
  • A statement that addresses how you meet each of the selection criteria
  • A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications
  • Names and contact details of at least two referees

For any enquiries please contact Mark Farrow, A/ VTEC Manager on 02 6285 2422 or by email

For more information you can download a PDF version of the advertisement HERE

Expressions of Interest: Armed Forces

Habitat are seeking Expressions of Interest for those interested in a career in the Armed Forces for a potential information session in the coming weeks. To register your interest please contact the Habitat Nowra office ASAP on (02) 4422 4222 or email


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coordinator

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 5
Salary: $74,081 – $78,415
Position No: 36205
Directorate: Transport Canberra and City Services
Advertised: 11 May 2017
Closes: 25 May 2017

Details: Libraries ACT is looking for someone to work collaboratively with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the ACT. This position works with library staff and key stakeholders to develop collections and broker, design and implement enriching literacy and learning programs. This role assists Libraries ACT meet the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the ACT by recognising and celebrating their histories, cultures and customs. It will act as a central point of contact, liaison and knowledge for enquiries and activities related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The successful applicant will have the required skills and knowledge to implement the ATSILIRN protocols and facilitate networking opportunities and develop partnerships across ACT Government, community and professional library sectors. The successful applicant must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Applicants for this position will undertake a process assessing their resilience and judgement.
Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.
For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email

2018 ACT Public Service Graduate Program

2018 ACT Public Service Graduate Program

If you’re looking to start a challenging and rewarding career where you’ll have the opportunity to help shape Canberra’s future, apply for the 2018 ACT Public Service Graduate Program.

We offer successful applicants:

  • Three diverse work rotations
  • A comprehensive learning and development program
  • A comprehensive learning and development program
  • Work that challenges you and provides you with opportunities to use and develop your skills
  • Competitive starting salary of $66,656 with salary advancement upon successful completion of the Program
  • Access to flexible working arrangements that support a healthy work-life balance
  • A culturally diverse workforce in an inclusive workplace – a number of 2018 graduate positions will be filled by applicants with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background or a disability.

We are recruiting to a range of streams:

  • Commerce/Business
  • Law
  • Sustainability/Environment/Planning
  • Public Administration and Policy
  • ICT
  • Health Professionals


  • Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen
  • Must have completed a minimum of a three year bachelor degree with at least a credit average within the last three years from an Australian University or equivalent.