Aboriginal communities have highlighted the serious hurdles to employment posed by employers’ use of criminal record checks, irrespective of the relevance of the criminal history. Access to fulfilling employment and effective community participation is critical to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and to Aboriginal self-determination. This project is a partnership between RMIT University and three Aboriginal-led organisations to find ways to improve employment opportunities for Aboriginal people, and to support employers in recruitment of Aboriginal people. The aims of the project include working with employers in the private and public sectors to identify existing good practice in managing risk and supporting opportunities for employment, and to communicate these practices to jobseekers and employers in ways that can be readily adopted.
Employment; Aboriginal; criminal history; health; self-determination
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer