Women, CALD, people 24 and under, people 45 and over and LGBTI workers

There are a number of identified diversity groups arising from the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. These include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, youth and mature aged workers. 

More recently, some Public Services and certain sectors in Australia have commenced programs of work around maximising inclusive practices and organisational cultures for the LGBTIQ community.

The Commissioner and Director of Equal Opportunity in Public Employment have collaborated to provide specific strategies around improving the representation in public employment of:

Below are tools and resources public authorities may find useful as they work towards improving the representation of people from diverse groups in their workforces.

Women in leadership

People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

  • The Office of Multicultural Interests and Public Sector Commission’s Diverse WA Cultural Competency Training. This is a free online training program for WA public sector and local government employees. More information is available from the Office of Multicultural Interest  at harmony@omi.wa.gov.au.
  • The Office of Multicultural Interests works to promote and maximise the many benefits of WA’s cultural diversity and provides resources and guidance for public authorities.

People 24 and under

  • The Public Sector Commission provides pathways to employment  for young people and people completing studies at university.

People 45 and over

LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex)


Page last updated 19 August 2016