Indigenous Employment Support

We’re committed to delivering employment services that meet the needs of First Nations people.

Are you an Indigenous Australian jobseeker?

We can help you find work.

We work closely with our Indigenous communities to connect you to inclusive employers and employment opportunities.

Our local connections help Indigenous Australians, like you, to strengthen your knowledge and skills for your own benefit, for business and for the wider community.

Ronald Kerr Artwork
‘Closing the Gap’.
Artist: Ronald Kerr Clan: Dja Dja Wurrung
Ronald is part of the Traditional Owner group of Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Central Victoria. He works out on country locating, preserving, and protecting cultural heritage for Dja Dja Wurrung people.

Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional owners of our country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to them, their living culture and Elders past, present and future.

Our People

Rhonda Penney

Rhonda Penney

Rhonda Penney is CVGT Employment’s First Nations Coordinator and is a member of the Strategy Team. Rhonda supports our sites to manage public enquiries and can introduce Indigenous contacts within our communities.

Peter Matera

Peter Matera

Peter Matera is CVGT Employment’s Indigenous Employment Coordinator. Based in Echuca, Peter supports our Indigenous job seekers by fostering relationships and partnerships with local Indigenous organisations.


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We’ll assess your eligibility, your requirements and find out what you’re looking for!


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Our Indigenous Partner Testimonial


Bendigo and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BDAC) are proud partners with CVGT Employment, working together to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members into employment, training, and apprenticeship pathways.

CVGT Employment recently helped BDAC establish our pilot careers hub program, which helps community members find local employment.

BDAC looks forward to continuing to work with CVGT Employment as we establish our new employment program and continue to open pathways to employment for mob living on Djaara Country.

Dallas Widdicombe 
Chief Executive Officer
Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-operative

Upcoming Indigenous events

Indigenous newsroom

CVGT Employment’s programs

Depending on your circumstances we offer a range of employment programs to support you to reach your goals including:

CVGT Disability Employment Services

Disability Employment Services (DES) is an Australian Government Initiative that helps people with a disability, injury or health condition (including anxiety and depression) find and keep a job.

Workforce Australia delivered by CVGT Employment

Workforce Australia is an Australian Government program for Australian job seekers receiving income support such as Newstart, Youth Allowance or Parenting Payment.

Group Training is an employment arrangement where CVGT Employment, employs apprentices and trainees under a training contract and places them with host employers.

CVGT Disability Employment Services

ParentsNext is an Australian Government program that provides specialised support for parents with children under six to give them the help they need to feel confident about preparing for work.

Workforce Australia delivered by CVGT Employment

Workforce Australia – Transition to Work is an Australian Government program that supports young people aged 15-24 on their journey to enter employment or complete education.

Find the program that’s right for you!
Connect with us today, call 132 848

CVGT Employment Reconciliation Action Plan

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) sets out our organisational commitment to reconciliation and contains a number of concrete actions for us to work towards in the coming years. These actions will support our strong involvement with, and commitment to, the provision of employment services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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