Employment and training

Applications are assessed on average within 40 working days of the application being received. Please allow at least two months between submitting the application and scheduling the activity.

To better engage Aboriginal community members in managing natural resources in the region, Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara (AW):

  • contributes to the economic development of the communities we work in and, when possible, uses local resources
  • provides skills development through training and mentoring, where capacity is limited
  • supports land management work by overseeing contract-based employment.

Natural Resources AW has committed to increasing Indigenous employment, training and engagement outcomes within our programs by five per cent per year. This target will be met through increasing the different types of employment opportunities available and supporting the development of career pathways for Aboriginal people.


Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara's, Employment, Training and Procurement Strategy directly links pathways toward employment for Aboriginal people.

Check out the latest employment opportunities on the DEW website.


Natural Resources AW has delivered numerous training activities for people across the AW region:

  • workplace health and safety 
  • survey techniques
  • pit fall trap training
  • safe handling of chemicals 
  • water testing
  • four-wheel-driving
  • volunteering
  • central Australian wetland survey procedure
  • digital story telling
  • pre-employment
  • cyber tracker.

We also:

  • support community members and Indigenous staff to attend appropriate conferences, workshops and other training opportunities
  • host visitor groups
  • sponsor graduate rangers (under the Department of Environment and Water Graduate Ranger Program)
  • host work experience students.

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