Indigenous Employment Program (IEP)

Support is available under the Indigenous Employment Programme (IEP) for employers, businesses and other organisations for activities or projects that help increase employment outcomes and economic participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

On 18 September 2013, responsibility for this programme was transferred to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The IEP aims to increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their communities and employers through employment, business support and economic development activities.

The program supports activities that:

  • encourage and help employers to provide sustainable employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • encourage and help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take up training and employment opportunities, stay in jobs and improve their future employment prospects
  • help communities, industry bodies and groups of employers to develop strategies that support local and regional economic growth
  • help to develop sustainable businesses and job opportunities.

The IEP provides support to:

Services are delivered by organisations on the IEP Employment Panel and IEP Economic Development and Business Support Panel.

More information on the IEP application and assessment process is available. Individuals or organisations considering applying for support through the Indigenous Employment Program are encouraged to contact their relevant DEEWR State or Territory office prior to submitting an application.

Important Documents:



Economic Development and Business Support:

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