Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy 2021—25 released!

We are happy to announce that our new Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy 2021–25 has just been released.

The strategy outlines our plan to diversify our workforce and create an inclusive work environment. It includes separate action plans for each diversity group with tailored initiatives designed to increase the representation of people from diverse backgrounds at all levels across the Department, and ensure our staff experiences a sense of belonging and inclusion at work.

We are committed to achieving the following diversity employment targets by 2025.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 3.7 per cent
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse (CalD): 15.5 per cent
  • People with disabilit: 5.0 per cent
  • Women in SES (Executive): 50 per cent
  • Youth 24 years and under: 5.8 per cent

 The Strategy supports the Public Sector Commission’s Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy for WA Public Sector Employment 2020–25, and aligns with our Workforce Plan, our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, our Multicultural Plan and Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

We have also developed a new Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Resource Hub which offers a range of information and resources designed to assist and support our leaders and managers in promoting awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion, and support inclusive workplace practices. The resource hub contains information and resources to develop knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion topics such as access and inclusion, gender equality and cultural diversity; career development and networking opportunities for diverse groups; services and supports for diverse groups; and information to support managers in recruiting and managing a diverse workforce.

To further support the implementation of our diversity and inclusion initiatives, the Department has also recently become a corporate member of the Australian Network on Disability and the Diversity Council of Australia. 

View our new Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy here

Page last updated October 07, 2022