Sustainable Indigenous employment

Sustainable Indigenous employment

Aug 12
Join CEDA as we welcome Office of the Commissioner for the Public Sector Principal Consultant, Shouwn Oosting, to hear a series of case studies examining best practice and what does and doesn't work in boosting sustained employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within organisations.


Nicole Dwyer, Chief Executive Officer, Workskil Australia
Simon Hockridge, HR Manager, Adelaide Venue Management
Leanne Smith, Indigenous Youth Leadership Program Manager, The Smith Family
Shouwn Oosting, Principal Consultant, Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector

Event overview

Indigenous job seekers face multiple barriers to employment, which often locks them out of the workforce. However if employers better understand these issues and apply a more integrated approach to indigenous employment across the employment cycle, many of these barriers are surmountable and sustainable indigenous employment outcomes can be achieved.

While it is clear there can never be one single solution, applying best practice across recruitment, retention, training and development can have real and long-term benefits for indigenous employees and their employers.

Event presentations

Shouwn Oosting, Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment MP3 | PDF

Nicole Dwyer, Workskil Australia MP3 | PDF

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

Shouwn Oosting
Principal Consultant, Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector

Shouwn works as a Principal Consultant with the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, focusing on increasing Aboriginal employment in the South Australian Public Sector. Shouwn was born in Enschede in the Netherlands and is a descendent of the Waanyi Nation from the Northern Territory. As a descendent of the Stolen Generation, Shouwn is passionate about improving employment, education and economic outcomes for Aboriginal people and has spent a significant part of his career working in Aboriginal affairs in the Australian and South Australian Public Service. Shouwn is passionate about Reconciliation and is a current board member of Reconciliation SA as well as Chair of the Campbelltown Council’s Reconciliation Advisory Committee.  Shouwn also previously served as a strategic agency member and Deputy Chair of Adelaide City Council’s Reconciliation Committee.

Meet the panel

Nicole Dwyer
Chief Executive Officer, Workskil Australia

Simon Hockridge
HR Manager, Adelaide Venue Management

Leanne Smith
Indigenous Youth Leadership Program Manager, The Smith Family

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