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Indigenous Employment Partners is an Aboriginal operated social enterprise with a mission to provide culturally appropriate employment, recruitment and training services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the organisations who employ them.




Why we do business


Our vision is to help end the cycle of poverty, hardship and helplessness in Indigenous Australia by building capacity and fostering self-sufficiency through employment.


Our Mission is to provide culturally appropriate employment or recruitment and training services for Indigenous people that create opportunities towards the achievement of self-sufficiency,self-management and ultimately, a better standard of living.


We never lose sight of our traditional Aboriginal Culture and where we come from.

The recognition of traditional Aboriginal country and culture are the foundations on which our services are built and delivered.

We collaborate with individuals, communities, organisations and Government, to build a better future for all Indigenous Australians.

Indigenous Employment Partners is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 65 620 718 005.

IEP is also proudly a Social Trader certified Australian Social Enterprise


About us

Indigenous Employment Partners are proudly determined to address the high-level of poverty and hardship that exists for Indigenous Australians

We bring together close to 50 years’ experience servicing Aboriginal communities and building capacity aimed at fostering inclusive workplaces and increasing employment and training opportunities for Indigenous job seekers.

Research has shown the type of culturally safe employment packages we offer will reduce Indigenous disadvantage in a range of areas including health, mental health, family violence, imprisonment and suicide; not only for the person gaining employment but also for their family and community.

We address the issues associated with Indigenous poverty and social exclusion by offering employers a fully supported end-to-end recruitment service packaged and designed to support both the employer and their Indigenous employee. This ensures the employee stays in the job and the employers Indigenous and Non-Indigenous staff feel safe and supported.

IEP Directors :  Sara Stuart, Nicole Findlay & Dennis Batty

Our business is important because…

Employment and poverty gaps between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians continue to widen with 49% of our fellow Indigenous Australians living below the poverty line, with 64% of these living in absolute poverty.

Labour market participation remains increasingly unequal at 55% for Indigenous Australians compared to 93% for Non-Indigenous Australians.

Annual Report 2017 – 2018

IEP Impact Report 2019-2020


Indigenous Employment Partners provide a range of end-to-end products and services to businesses wishing to employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Who typically buys our services?

Businesses with state or commonwealth government contracts with enforceable employment and procurement targets.

Businesses that are part of a supply chain where the lead buyer or contractor has employment and procurement targets.

Businesses with corporate social responsibility or triple bottom line employment and procurement targets.

IEP corporate capacity building services

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) development and support.

Aboriginal Recruitment and Employment strategy development and implementation.

Aboriginal procurement strategy development and implementation.

Development and implementation of community engagement models.


IEP’s unique training products have been developed and proven over 20 years.


Get Ready to Work Aboriginal pre-employment program to support new employees entering your workforce.

Recruiting Indigenous Australians workshop for HR and People and Culture staff to strengthen recruitment.

Cultural safety training and assessment.

Working with Indigenous Australians workshop to prepare or assist employees to work effectively with Aboriginal staff.

IEP provides fee-for-service direct recruitment services which includes 26 weeks post placement support.

All IEP products and services are tailored and packaged to meet our client’s business needs.

For more information call IEP on 03 9017 3371

IEP services and process continuum