Indigenous employment

Indigenous employment

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is committed to building on our diverse and talented teams, which are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to achieve our vision of a safer Australia that is better connected, informed and capable of responding to crime and criminal justice issues. By providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people this enables our agency to develop a greater understanding of Indigenous people and cultures while building a culturally diverse agency. Diversity is a key driver of innovation, which is critical when responding to crime impacting Australia. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, valued and empowered to be themselves and bring their whole self to work—an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace that reflects the Australian community.

The ACIC currently participates in two Indigenous employment programs. Both initiatives are committed to the development and advancement of careers and building partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities which is outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan 2018–20 (RAP).

Indigenous Australian Government Development Program

As a Commonwealth government agency, the ACIC participates in the Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP)—an 15 month entry-level employment and development program open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The aim of the program is to significantly contribute to improving employment opportunities, experiences and outcomes for Indigenous Australians in the Australian Public Service. We value and draw on the skills, capability and unique cultural and life experiences which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees can bring to our workforce.

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment runs the IAGDP. For further information on the program and how to apply visit their website.

Indigenous Graduate Pathway

If you have graduated from university within the last five years then the Indigenous Graduate Pathway is your way to a rewarding career with the Australian Government. The Australian Public Service Commission coordinates a recruitment process on behalf of a large number of Australian Public Service and Commonwealth agencies seeking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates to enter their respective Australian Government department graduate programs. 

The ACIC proudly participates in this successful program to recruit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates for our annual Graduate Program. We support career development by providing quality roles, support and learning and development to eligible graduates to kick start a successful career in the Australian Public Service.

For further information on how to apply for the Graduate Program through the Indigenous Graduate Pathway visit

For further information on graduate recruitment visit Graduate Program 2021.


Our Reconciliation Action Plan 2018–20 outlines specific actions our agency is taking to address imbalance and foster respectful and productive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in all aspects of our business. The RAP also represents our commitment to ‘closing the gap’ and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.