Closing the gap

DHS is proudly committed to achieving the targets outlined in the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

Working Group

The department will be forming a Closing the Gap Reference Group, made up of representatives from across the department.

The Group will aim to collaboratively support and inform reform and interactive approaches that are inclusive of Aboriginal employees and the broader Aboriginal community to live an equal and fuller life.

DHS welcomes and values the professional expertise, cultural knowledge, and life experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to the workplace. We are committed to increasing their participation across all classifications and divisions in the department, with a focus on retention and development in an inclusive workplace respectful of cultural needs as outlined in our Aboriginal Workforce Strategy.

In addition to our vacancies, the South Australian Government offers a further avenue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people to gain employment with the South Australian public sector through their Aboriginal Employment Register.

Page last updated 26 May 2023