Aboriginal employment


Building a diverse workforce

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is committed to having a diverse workforce with the skills, knowledge and perspectives that are reflective of the community we serve. DMIRS believes it is vitally important to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people represented within our workforce. DMIRS strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for employment opportunities within DMIRS in areas specific to Aboriginal development as well as non-specific positions.

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

To encourage workforce representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the department has an Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES). The focus of the strategy is to provide employment and development opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  As part of the strategy, each year we offer a number of employment opportunities within our department.  Positions range from entry level administrative positions to graduate positions and more technical positions.  Individuals who join the department will be offered a range of development opportunities to grow their career while receiving an attractive salary and great employee benefits.  The department also offers a range of flexible working options to promote work-life balance.  A DMIRS career is not just a job. It’s an exciting and unique opportunity to be a part of a bigger plan.

If your require any additional information in the area of Aboriginal Employment, please contact Corelee Heesemans  on 08 9222 0502 or email AES@dmirs.wa.gov.au.

Temporary Employment Register

DMIRS sometimes has short-term (up to six months) contract opportunities available in a range of positions.  If you are interested in working at DMIRS on a short term contract, register your interest by clicking on the link below.

After lodging your resume, you will be contacted for an interview if a suitable vacancy becomes available which matches your skill set.  It is important that you provide full details of your work experience in your resume so we are easily able to assess your suitability for short term vacancies.  Please note for temporary positions you must be available at short notice.

Your resume will be held on our Temporary Employment Register for six months after which you will need to resubmit your information.

To find out more about job opportunties at the department, please go to Job search and apply.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

DMIRS is proud to acknowledge and celebrate the rich and diverse culture and affinity with the land of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The department is involved in projects across Western Australia, often working closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We recognise that these relationships and our involvement in so many projects put us in a prime position to help make a difference.

In 2012, the department published its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which stands as a public record of our commitment to contribute to the development of strong and effective partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Western Australians.

The department values the ongoing contribution of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who share our focus on delivering key strategies to ensure the continued growth of the resources industry, and to maximise the economic and social return to all Western Australians.

The aim of this plan is to take actions that enhance relationships, respect and opportunities for the mutual benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Western Australians.

RAP Reconciliation Action Plan 2016