The Minister for Indigenous Australians has advised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students around Australia that they have until this Friday (23 August) to apply for the annual Work Exposure in Government (WEX) program.
This program enables them to travel to Canberra to see first-hand the opportunities open to them for working in the Australian Public Service.
The Minister, Ken Wyatt said that up to 70 Indigenous students would be given this opportunity which would take place between 20 and 25 October.
“Students should get their applications in, as WEX offers a unique educational tour and showcase of career pathways for Indigenous Australians,” Mr Wyatt said.
“We want to see more Indigenous Australians working in Government and bringing valuable Indigenous experience into policy-making and service delivery across all of our Departments and Agencies.”
He said the program was an excellent way for students to see what was possible and available to them should they choose a career in the public sector.
“The week includes learning how laws are made, how services are delivered and more importantly, how Indigenous people can be a part of that,” Mr Wyatt said.
“Working in Government offers long-term, stable employment and a wide variety of options for people to make a real difference in their communities and the country as a whole.”
He said WEX was an annual event open to Indigenous students in Years 10, 11 and 12.
More information and application forms are available at this PS News link.