Diversity and Inclusion for Graduates

Championing your skills and qualities

Our workplace culture fosters inclusiveness, builds respect and capitalises on diversity. We offer a range of professional and employee-run support networks and social groups that create an environment where staff feel included, safe and valued.

Our networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet on a regular basis in a friendly and informal environment, to encourage sharing of knowledge, information and experiences while fostering meaningful and sustainable, supportive relationships between staff. All our networks are available to all staff.

Youmpla Network

The ABS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employee network and is open to all employees.

Disability and Carers Network

The network aims to provide an avenue of support for employees with disability and employees who are carers for someone with disability.

Leveraging Asperger’s & Autism Network

The Leveraging Asperger's & Autism Network (LAAN), in conjunction with the ICAN Network, aims to share knowledge, build confidence, encourage innovation and support challenges to achieve organisational, team and personal goals.

Gender Equity Network

The ABS Gender Equity Network is a staff driven support network focused on creating a workplace culture that reflects equal inclusion of all gender identities.

PRIDE Network

The network brings together people at the ABS who identify as sexuality or gender diverse (including but not limited to people identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer) and supporter.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Network

The network aims to provide an avenue of support for employees of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To find out more about our networks, see Employee Networks within the ABS

Read our Inclusion and Diversity Strategy 2018-2021 for more detail about our commitment to making the best use of the special skills and qualities of our staff.


We are an inclusive and representative workplace

We are strongly committed to increasing our diversity. If you are an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander graduate and/or a graduate with disability we welcome your application and ask that you identify on your application form.

As part of your application for the Affirmative Measures: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander graduate program, you will need to upload your Confirmation of Aboriginality when you apply.

If you have a disability please note that RecruitAbility applies to our graduate roles. For more information on RecruitAbility see RecruitAbility scheme: A guide for applicants.

Flexible working

We offer both formal and informal flexible working arrangements to support innovative and productive teams.

Flexible working arrangements can include part-time, full-time flexible, compressed hours, working from home or remotely, career breaks, just to name a few. There is no ‘one size fits all’ to flexible working; it can take the shape of hours of work, patterns of work, or where work is undertaken.

Our dedication to achieving a flexible workplace is showcased as winner of the 2018 Federal Government Champion in the Flexible Working Awards.


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