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Indigenous Graduate Program

The QHRC Indigenous Graduate Development Program is aimed at building human rights capability among Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates in Queensland. The program provides a graduates with a unique opportunity to work with us over 18 months.

We look for graduates who are excellent communicators, innovative, resourceful and willing to challenge the status quo.

The roll out of this program is being put on hold due to the COVID-19 situation.

We are still very much committed to offering the program, at the right time, when graduates can be on-boarded and supported appropriately. We will extend the period since graduation (currently two years) so that no one is disadvantaged by the delay.

Interested applicants can still register their interest and will be contacted directly to advise when applications open again. To do this, please contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Coordinator, Jodie Luck, on 07 3021 9113 or email jodie.luck@qhrc.qld.gov.au.

The 2020 program includes the following roles:

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law graduate: A03, Brisbane.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduate: A03, Rockhampton and Townsville (2 positions).

The Brisbane graduate position is for a law graduate specifically. The positions in Rockhampton and Townsville are for graduates in any discipline.

What to expect if placed

As an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduate at the Commission you can expect:

Training and development

Our aim is to shape tomorrow's human rights professionals. We'll provide you with a foundation for a range of career possibilities through formal and informal learning opportunities like on the job training, supervisor and manager support, and mentoring. You will shadow and assist in a number of areas including complaints, community engagement and corporate services support.

Support

You will be supported by members of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit who will provide informal guidance and encouragement on the day to day aspects in your role. The Unit will provide you extra support and will assist you to settle into your new role, build relationships with colleagues, and make the transition from university to the professional world.

Enquiries

To discuss the role please contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Coordinator, Jodie Luck, on 07 3021 9113 or email jodie.luck@qhrc.qld.gov.au.