Current exemptions

An exemption is an approval that is granted under section 126 of the Act, to help improve access to specific jobs, programs or services for certain groups of people.

Exemptions generally relate to employment and recruitment; however, you can apply for an exemption in relation to any area covered by the Act.

Below is a list of the current exemptions

Applicant

Program

Sections

Year granted & no. of years

Expiry

​Ability Options Ltd.
​To designate, advertise and recruit positions for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only, including 2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Trainee positions per year, in pursuance of its goal of a 7% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce participation rate. 8
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​18.07.2019
(5 years)
17.07.2024​
​Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Ltd ​To designate and recruit up to 75% of executive, senior management, field officer, administration officer and program funded staff positions in the organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.

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01.06.2018
(10 years)​
​31.05.2028
Address Housing Limited 
To recruit women only into any role that deals directly and regularly with the organisation’s tenants. 
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12.10.2017
(10 years)
11.10.2027
​AFL SportsReady Ltd
​To designate, advertise and recruit in New South Wales:

  • the position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mentor; and
  • a total of up to 60 traineeship, cadetship and other employment positions each year,
for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.

8
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18.07.2019​
(3 years)
​17.07.2022
Allens To advertise, recruit and employ up to 10 paid internships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.  8
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22.04.2021  (5 years) 21.04.2026
Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT

To advertise, designate and recruit for 21 positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only in persuance of its goal of a 7% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce participation rate.


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07.09.2021 (10 years)
06.09.2031
​APRA 
AMCOS - an
alliance of the Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd (ACN 000 016 099) and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners' Society (ACN 001 678 851)

​To conduct and advertise leadership workshops exclusively for its female staff.
25
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21.09.2018
(3 years)
20.09.2021​
Armidale & Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place Inc
​To advertise, designate and recruit the positions of Executive Officer, Curator and Cleaner/Groundsperson and any casual vacancies that arise for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8
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04.10.2019
(3 years)​
​03.10.2022
​A T Kearney Australia Limited
​To provide two management consulting scholarship per year for women only.
25
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10.05.2019
(10 years)​
​09.05.2029
​​Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and its wholly owned subsidiaries
To provide additional superannuation contributions to its female permanent and fixed term employees in New South Wales.
25
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11.06.2015 
(10 years)

10.06.2025​​
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and its wholly owned subsidiaries ​To administer its Traineeship and Vocational Traineeship Programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, which includes:

1) advertising, designating and recruiting up to 100 trainee positions each year for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only, under an Indigenous School-based Traineeship Program and/or Indigenous Vocational Traineeship Placement through a Registered Training Organisation in NSW
2) offering and providing specialised support through an ANZ Indigenous Acquisition Specialist to Indigenous and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only, during or following a period of any such School-based Traineeship Program or Vocational Traineeship Placement as referred to in (1) above, to obtain employment with ANZ
3) giving preference in making offers of employment to participants in the School-based Traineeship Program or a Vocational Traineeship Placement, who of necessity will be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.

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​07.12.2020
(10 years)
​06.12.2030
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and its wholly owned subsidiaries
​To advertise, recruit and employ for the position of Employee Journey Expert – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recruitment Programs for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person only.

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​24.06.2021
(5 years)
​23.06.2026
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority To advertise, designate and recruit an internship position for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person only 8
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13.08.2021
(4 years)
28.08.2025
Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Office trading as Supply Nation
​To designate and recruit the positions of:
  • Manager, Indigenous Business Engagement 
  • Manager, Certification and Audit
  • Manager, Programs, and 
  • Manager, Partnerships
for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only

8

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29.04.2019
(10 years)​

Variation of exemption order 29.04.2019
28.04.2029
​Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
​To designate and advertise 3 internships on its APR.Intern program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.
17

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​10.02.2020
(1 year)
​09.02.2021
Australian Partnership of King & Wood Mallesons
​to designate and recruit up to five paid work experience positions per year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
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​16.05.2019
(5 years)
​15.05.2024
Australian Publishers Association Limited To advertise and designate one position in its Australian Publishing Internship Program for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person only.

13

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Australian Red Cross Society

To advertise, recruit and employ an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person in the role of Executive Director, NSW.

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12.02.2014
(10 years)
11.02.2024
Australian Red Cross Society ​To designate and recruit the position of Strategic Communications Adviser for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person only.

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03.05.2021
(5 years)​
02.05.2026​
​Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) ​To designate and recruit 2 research and knowledge translation positions for people who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.
8

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04.04.2017
(6 years)​
​03.04.2023
Auto Sports Group  To advertise, designate and recruit for 11 frontline sales positions in the first year and 9 per year for the remaining 4 years for women only.  25
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20.04.2021  (5 years) 19.04.2026
BAE Systems Australia Ltd

BAE Systems Australia Defence Pty Ltd and ASC Shipbuilding Pty Ltd

Includes: to enable the Applicant to ask present and future employees and contractors to declare, to the best of their knowledge and belief, their exact citizenship (including any dual citizenship) and country of birth.

To require employees to advise of any change to their citizenship status, to identify employees accordingly, and make decisions about recruiting and deploying employees on that basis. Conditions attached - for full details see NSW Government​ Gazette of 4 October 2019. 

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25.09.2019 
(5 years)

24.09.2024

Bain International t/a Bain & Company 
​To provide up to two management consulting scholarships per year for women only.
25
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​14.11.2019
(10 years)
13.11.2029​
Ballina Shire 
To advertise, designate and recruit for 10 positions in its Civil Services Division for women only.
25
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16.02.2021
(5 years)
15.02.2026​
Bathurst Regional Council
​To designate and recruit a trainee Environmental Health Officer position for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.

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​25.03.2019
(8 years)
​24.03.2027
​Bega Valley Shire Council

​To designate and recruit 5 trainee, 1 apprentice and 2 undergraduate cadet positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.

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​18.3.2018
(4 years)
17.3.2022​
BHP Billiton Group– 
OS ACPM Pty Ltd,
OS MCAP Pty Ltd and
Mt Arthur Coal Pty Limited

​To designate and recruit positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, in pursuance of their goal of a 7% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce participation rate. 
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​19.02.2019
(2 years) 
​18.02.2021
BlueScope Steel Limited
​To advertise and designate each year for a period of 5 years:

Up to 60 operator and trade roles for women only in the manufacturing business at the Port Kembla site.
Up to 60 operator and trade roles for women only across other sites in NSW.
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​18.05.2021
(5 years)
​17.05.2026

Booroongen Djugun Limited

(Formerly Booroongen Djugun Aboriginal Corporation)

To designate, advertise and recruit Aboriginal people in the following positions:

1 X Chief Executive Officer;

2 X Personal Care Assistants;

16 X Age Care Workers;

10 X General Services Officers;

15 X Clerical / Administrative positions.

Subject to a compliance report. See details NSW Government Gazette 28 October 2011.

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20.10.2011 
(10 years)

Variation to reflect name change 23.05.2013

19.10.2021

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Pty Ltd
​To advertise, designate and recruit up to 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within its Consulting and Business Services divisions.
8

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​16.03.2021

(9 years)

15.03.2030​
BreastScreen NSW 
​To recruit and employ female radiographers and nurse counsellors.
25
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06.09.2018​
(10 years)
05.09.2028​
Capgemini Australia Pty Limited To:
  • Advertise, designate and recruit positions for women only in pursuit of a 40% workforce participation rate, including up to 40% of roles at management level;
  • Offer positions only to women, and women over 40 years of age, in its Restart Program;
  • Advertise, designate and recruit positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only in pursuit of a 3% workforce participation rate, including up to 3% of roles at management level;
  • Offer positions to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only on its digital literacy program.

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01.11.2021    (5 years) 31.10.2026
Caritas Australia
​To advertise, designate and recruit for the position of First Australians Program Coordinator for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

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​18.2.2020
(3 years)
​17.02.2023
Charles Sturt University ​To restrict entry to its Djirruwang Program including the Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
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​31.10.2016
(10 years)
30.10.​2026​
​City of Canterbury Bankstown

​To advertise, recruit and employ one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person in the position of Landcare Coordinator.

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​28.10.2020
(5 years)
27.10.2025​
City of Canterbury Bankstown
​To designate, advertise and recruit the position of Indigenous Community Development Officer for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person only.
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​16.03.2021
(2 years)
​15.03.2023
City of Sydney Council
​To designate and recruit the position of Apprentice Gardener for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person only. 
8

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30.10.2017
(4 years)​
29.10.2021​
​City of Newcastle 
​To designate and recruit two apprenticeship or traineeship positions per year for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

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​04.07.2019
03.07.2023​
City of Newcastle 
​To advertise, recruit and employ up to 12 positions per year for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

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​10.06.2021
31.12.2022​
​City of Parramatta Council
​To designate and recruit the position of “Diversity Employment Strategy Officer” for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

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29.09.2017​
(4 years)
​28.09.2021
​City of Ryde Council
​To designate and recruit a traineeship position each year for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

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29.10.2018
(5 years)​
​28.10.2023
City of Sydney Council
​To advertise, designate and recruit the positions of Senior Community Engagement Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator (Eora Journey) for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

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13.07.2021
(5 years)​
12.07.2026​
City of Sydney Council
​To designate and recruit the position of Manager, Indigenous Leadership and Engagement and Graduate, Diversity Project Officer for Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander persons only.

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​13.09.2018
(5 years)
12.09.2023​
Clarence Valley Council

To designate and recruit for an Aboriginal receptionist at Grafton Community and Function Centre.

8

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17.05.2012
(10 years)
16.05.2022
Coast History & Heritage
​To designate, advertise and recruit two Graduate Historian positions for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

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10.12.2020
(2 years)​
​09.12.2022
​Coles Supermarkets Pty Ltd, together with its service providers delivering the Coles First Steps program, including but not limited to, the New South Wales Technical and Further Education Commission, trading as TAFE NSW ​To conduct targeted recruitment, training and development programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons. 8

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​19.01.2017
(5 years)
18.01.2022​
Colin Biggers & Paisley Pty Limited To advertise, designate and recruit 5 cadets per year for its 'Indigenous Cadetship program' for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.

8

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01.09.2021   (5 years) 31.08.2026
Cumberland Council
​To designate and recruit an Aboriginal Education and Programs officer position for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.

8

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​22.10.2018
(10 years)
21.10.2028​
​Australian Partnership of Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young Services Pty Limited;
Ernst & Young Services No 2 Pty Limited;
EY Business Solutions Pty Limited; and 
EY Identity Pty Limited,
(collectively, “EY”)
​To: (1) designate and recruit a Cultural Safety Officer position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only; 
(2) where women’s representation in the employee population of EY is identified to be below the following employee levels: 
a. 50% at graduate level; 
b. 30% in senior leadership; 
c. 50% at Senior Manager 4 level; and 
d. 30% at Partner level, 
to designate women only roles and to recruit or promote only female candidates for those positions until the relevant representation, as identified at paragraphs 2 (a) to (d) above, is achieved; 
(3) where the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the employee population of EY is identified to be below 3%, to designate and recruit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only positions and only consider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates for those positions until 3% representation is achieved; and 
(4) to implement the following diversity and inclusion programs: 
a. leadership development, mentoring and networking programs for female staff; 
b. networking, advertising, talent sourcing and recruitment campaigns targeting female candidates; 
c. networking, advertising, talent sourcing and recruitment campaigns targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates; and 
d. internship program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only 
e. EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year internship program for women only. 
8
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​23.09.2019
(5 years)
22.09.2024​
Eurobodalla Shire Council
​To advertise, recruit and employ up to twelve Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons in trainee and entry level positions.
8

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21.10.2019
(10 years)​
20.10.2029​
Eurobodalla Shire Council
​To designate and recruit one (1) Civil Construction trainee/ apprentice position for women only, and two (2) Business Administration youth traineeships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

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29.09.2017​
(4 years)
​28.09.2021
Financial Rights Legal Centre
​To designate and recruit the position of Financial Counsellor for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person only.
8

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10.12.2020
(10 years)​
09.12.2030​
​Flowbuilders Pty Ltd
​To designate and recruit up to two customer success analyst trainee positions per year for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

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​31.10.2019
(5 years)
​30.10.2024
Fox Sports Australia Pty Limited To advertise and provide a graduate employment program in sports media for women only.​ 25
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14.02.2017
(5 years)​
​13.04.2022
Fujitsu Australia Limited
​Includes: to enable the applicant to ask present and future employees and contractors to provide details of their: (i) citizenship (including any changes to their citizenship); and /or To identify employees accordingly, require employees to advise the employer of any change in that status, and make decisions about recruiting and deploying employees on that basis. Conditions attached - for full details, see NSW Governtment Gazette of 14 September 2018.

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05.09.2018​
(5 years)
​04.09.2023
​Get Up Limited.
​To advertise, designate and recruit for the positions of First Nations Justice Campaign Director, First Nations Justice Campaigner, First Nations Justice Campaigns Assistant and Operations Assistant for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only. 
8

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​21.10.2019
(10 years)
​20.10.2029
GHD Pty Ltd
​To implement its Cultural Leave Policy for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.

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​19.7.2021 (10 years)
​18.7.2031
​Gilbert + Tobin

​To advertise, designate and recruit up to 8 targeted cadetship roles per year and 2 business administration traineeships per year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only and to run the associated Indigenous Legal Cadetship and Indigenous traineeship programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only. 

8
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20.08.2020
(10 years)​
​19.08.2030
​Goulburn Mulwaree Council
​To designate and recruit one traineeship position per year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.

8
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21.02.2018
(5 years)​
​20.02.2023
GP Synergy Limited
​To designate andrecruit 6 positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8
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​03.11.2017
(fixed term)
​31.12.2023
H2 Ventures Pty Ltd
​To designate and recruit an internship position for women only.
25
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15.02.2018
(5 years)​
​14.02.2023
​Habitat for Humanity
​To advertise, designate and recruit women only for its Social Enterprise and to use women only tradespersons to provide services to accommodation service providers for women. 25
33
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​21.07.2021
(7 years)
​20.07.2028
Hollard Insurance Company 
​To designate and recruit up to 50 % of leadership roles within the organisation for women; leadership roles meaning roles within three layers of the Group CEO and roles with direct reports.
25
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21.10.2019​ ​31.12.2023
Hunter Medical research
​To provide a medical research fellowship program for women only.
25
33
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19.12.2017
(10 years)​
18.12.2027​
Hunter Valley Training Company PTY LTD
(ABN 45 002 226 619)
​To designate and recruit:
1) 35 apprenticeship or traineeship positions for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only; and 
2) 35 apprenticeship or traineeship positions for women only in trade roles.

8
25
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21.01.2021
(2 years)​
​20.01.2023
​Independent Commission Against Corruption
​To designate and recruit a surveillance operative for women only.
25
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26.02.2018
(5 years)​
​25.02.2023

Information and Cultural Exchange

​To advertise, designate and recruit for the position of First Nations Program Producer for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only. 

8

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​20.07.2020
(4 years)
​19.07.2024
Joblink Plus Limited To advertise and designate up to 25 positions in its Indigenous Traineeship Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders only.

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07.09.2021  (5 years) 06.09.2026
KU Children's Services
​To advertise, designate and recruit for the positions of Trainee, Cultural Facilitator and Childcare Educator for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.

8

51

19.10.2019
(5 years)​
18.10.2024​
Lake Macquarie City Council
​To designate and recruit a Cultural Services traineeship position and an Aboriginal Curator position for Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander persons only.

8

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​15.02.2019
(5 years) 
14.02.2024​
Lake Macquarie City Council To advertise, designate and recruit up to 5 women and up to 5 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only for Trainee Works Assistant positions. 

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08.10.2020  (2 years) 07.10.2022
Lane Cove Council To advertise, designate and recruit for the commissioning of an artist to complete a public artwork, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only. 

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22.10.2020  (1 year) 21.10.2021
Leidos Australia Pty Ltd
Includes: to enable the Applicant to ask present and future employees and contractors to declare, to the best of their knowledge and belief, their:

(i) exact citizenship (including any dual citizenship); and/or

(ii) place of birth;

To identify employees accordingly, require employees to advise the employer of any change in that status, and make decisions about recruiting and deploying employees on that basis.
Conditions attached - for full details, see NSW Government Gazette of 24 December 2019.

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​granted 
24.12.2019
(5 years)
23.12.2024​
Linfox Australia Pty Ltd


Includes: to enable the Applicant to ask present and future employees and contractors to declare, to the best of their knowledge and belief, their:

(i) exact citizenship (including any dual citizenship); and/or

(ii) place of birth;

To identify employees accordingly, require employees to advise the employer of any change in that status, and make decisions about recruiting and deploying employees on that basis.
Conditions attached - for full details, see NSW Government Gazette of 23 August 2019.


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19.08.2019
(5 years)

18.08.2024
​Lismore City Council ​To advertise, recruit, and employ the roles of Customer Service Officer and Trainee Customer Service Officer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only.

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​26.10.2016
(5 years)
25.10.2021​
Lismore City Council
​To designate and recruit up to 10 traineeships and entry level positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.

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31.08.2017
5 years
30.08.2022​
​LiveBetter Services Limited trading as LiveBetter Community Services
​To designate and recruit two Information and Communications Technology cadetships: one for women only; and one for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women only.

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​25.05.2019
(5 years)
​24.05.24
​Lockheed Martin
​Includes: to enable the Applicant to ask present and future employees and contractors to declare, to the best of their knowledge and belief, their exact citizenship (including any dual citizenship) and country of birth.


To require employees to advise of any change to their citizenship status, to identify employees accordingly, and make decisions about recruiting and deploying employees on that basis. Conditions attached - for full details see NSW Government Gazette.

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27.06.2018
(5 years)
26.06.2023​

​Local Government New South Wales

​To designate and recruit the position of Senior Policy Officer - Aboriginal Policy and Programs, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only. 

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​06.07.2017
(10 years)

05.07.2027​

Macarthur Group Training Ltd trading as My Gateway
​To designate and recruit up to 3 apprenticeships or traineeships per year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only

8

51


​28.11.2017
(5 years)
​27.11.2022
Macquarie University
​To designate and recruit 3 Indigenous Early Career Academic (Associate Lecturer) positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.  
8

51


​28.11.2017
(5 years)
27.11.2022​
Macquarie University
​To offer, advertise and facilitate scholarships and fellowships to women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
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​10.06.2021
(10 years)
​09.06.2031
Maitland City Council To advertise, designate and recruit one Environmental Health Officer cadet for an Aboriginaland Torres Strait Islander person only.

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10.09.2021   (6 years) 09.09.2027
Many Rivers Microfinance Ltd
​To designate and recruit positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, in pursuance of its goal of a 10% Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander workforce participation rate.
8

51


​26.07.2018
(5 years)
​25.07.2023
​Maple Brown Abbott Limited (ABN 73 001 208 564) 
​To conduct and advertise leadership workshops exclusively for its female staff.

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​22.10.2018
(5 years)
21.10.2023​
MEGT Australia Limited, trading as Indigenous Apprentice and Traineeship Network ​To designate and recruit up to 120 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people each year as trainees and apprentices. Conditions attached - for full details see NSW Government Gazette of 7/4/2017.

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30.03.2017
(5 years)​
​29.03.2022
Moray & Agnew To advertise, designate and recruit one lawyer for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person only to work under secondment at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.

8

51 ​

01.11.2021   (8 years) 31.10.2029
Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation Limited ​To advertise and recruit an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as Chief Executive Officer.

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​06.02.2017
(5 years)
​05.02.2022
Naisda Dance College
To advertise, recruit and employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in specified positions.
For full details see NSW Government Gazette of 27/12/2013 and 3/3/2017.

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17.12.2013
(10 years)

Variation of exemption order 27.02.2017
16.12.2023

​Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group 

​To advertise, designate and recruit for up to 10 women only for technical and engineering roles and apprentice and graduate trade-based engineering roles.

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​11.09.2020
(5 years)
​10.09.2025
Nine
​To advertise, designate and recruit for the position of Indigenous Affairs Journalist for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only.

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28.01.2021
(1 year)​
​27.01.2022
Northern Rivers Social Development Council Ltd trading as Social Futures
​To designate and recruit 10 Local Area Coordinator positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.

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​16.07.2018
(7 years)


Variation of exemption order 12.05.2021
​15.07.2025
Northern Rivers Community legal Centre
​To designate and recruit two positions for women only as solicitors specialising in family law and/or care and protection
25

51


​06.07.17
(10 years)
05.07.2027​
Northern Rivers Social Development Council Ltd trading as Social Futures
​To designate and recruit a position as ‘Learning Circle Facilitator’ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.

8

51


21.09.2017
(5 years)​
20.09.2022​
​Northop Grumman Australlia Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries, Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services and M5 Network Security (collectively referred to as Northrop Grumman AU) ​Includes: to enable the Applicant to ask present and future employees and contractors to provide details off their: (i) citizenship (including any changes to their citizenship); and/or To identify employees accordingly, require employees to advise the employer of any change in that status, and make decisions about recruiting and deploying employees on that basis. For full details, see NSW Government Gazette of 22 July 2016.

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​14.07.2016
(5 years)
13.07.2021​
​NSWALC Employment and Training Ltd
​To:

a) advertise, designate and recruit the following roles for Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait   Islander persons only: General Manager (1 FTE); Manager Partnerships (1 FTE); Aboriginal Services Designer (1 FTE); Business Analyst (0.5 FTE); Administrative Assistant (1.0 FTE); and

b) advertise, designate and recruit up to 20 other non-frontline roles in pursuance of its goal of up 80% Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander employees.  

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​11.06.2020
(5 years)
​10.06.2025
NSW Aboriginal Land Council
​To designate and recruit up to 65% of management positions for Aboriginal people only.

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​20.06.2017
(5 years)
19.06.2022​

NSW Consumer Advisory Group - Mental Health Inc

To designate, advertise and recruit Consumer Workers, who are self-identified as having experience of a mental illness.

49A

49B

49C

49D

51

53

21.04.2011
(10 years)

20.04.2021

NSW Consumer Advisory Group - Mental Health Inc

To designate, advertise and recruit two part-time Policy Officers, who are self-identified as having experience of a mental illness.

49A

49B

49C

49D

51
53

21.06.2011
(10 years)

20.06.2021

NSW Crown Solicitors Office
To advertise, designate and recruit two graduate solicitor positions per year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only
8

51

​01.07.2020
(6 years)
30.06.2026​
​NSW Department of Family and Community Services
​​To advertise, recruit and employ up to ten female specialist domestic violence caseworkers, one female specialist domestic violence assistant manager and one female specialist domestic violence manager.
25
51
​02.06.2016
(10 years)​

01.06.2026​
​NSW Department of Justice ​To implement its ‘Women in Leadership’ and ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Leadership’ programs. 8
25
51
​04.04.2017
(9 years)
03.04.2026​​
Parramatta City Council To advertise, recruit and employ the position of Host and Guide for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person only. 8
51
11.10.2021 (10 years) 10.10.2031
Path4 Group Pty Ltd ​see The National Association of Women in Operations. 
​Patrick Stevedores Operations Pty Limited
​To designate and recruit management cadetship positions for women only.
25
51
​05.09.2018
(3 years)
​04.09.2021
​Penrith City Council
​To designate and recruit a Specialist Aboriginal Child Care Worker position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

51

23.05.2018
(10 years)​
​22.05.2028
Penrith City Council
​To recruit and employ up to six Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons in traineeship/entry level positions.
8

51


20.09.2019
(10 years)​
​19.09.2029
Penrith City Council
​To advertise, designate and recruit for the positions of ‘Aboriginal Community Resilience Officer - Graduate’ and ‘Senior Policy Officer’ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

51


​25.06.2021
(5 years)
​24.06.2026
PHN Murray Ltd
​To designate and recruit four Aboriginal Access Advisor positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.

8

51

​07.02.2018
(5 years)
​6.02.2023
​Price Waterhouse Coopers Services Pty Ltd
​To advertise and implement a Cultural Leave Policy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8
51
​28.01.2021
(10 years)
​27.01.2031
Protech Personnel Pty Ltd and Dreampath Recruitment Pty Ltd 
​To advertise, designate and recruit for a maximum of 100 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only and 50 positions for women only in each business.
8
25
51
16.04.2020
(5 years)​
​15.04.2025
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
​To advertise, designate and recruit for the position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Solicitor/Senior Solicitor for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.

8
51

16.12.2020
(10 years)​
15.12.2030​
Public Interest Advocacy Centre  To advertise, designate and recruit 2 graduate positions per year as a part of its Shopfront & Public Interest Advocacy Centre Aboriginal Social Justice Graduate Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.  8
51

23.04.2021 
(variation of order on 23.02.2021) 

(10 years)

22.02.2031
​Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia Incorporated
​To designate and recruit for women only any position that deals directly and regularly with the organisation’s clients, including but not limited to:

  • Executive Officer
  • Director of Counselling Services
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Trauma Specialist Counsellors.
25

51
​10.05.2019
(10 years)

​09.05.2029

Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd


Includes: to enable the Applicant to ask present and future employees and contractors to declare, to the best of their knowledge and belief, their:

(i) exact citizenship (including any dual citizenship); and/or

(ii) place of birth;

To identify employees accordingly, require employees to advise the employer of any change in that status, and make decisions about recruiting and deploying employees on that basis.

Conditions attached - for full details, see NSW Government Gazette of 23 August 2019.


8

10

51

52


19.08.2019
(5 years)

18.08.2024  

Railtrain Pty Ltd To conduct targeted recruitment programs for women only and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only​.
8
25
51

​08.02.2017
(5 years)

​07.02.2022
​Redfern Legal Centre
​To advertise, designate and recruit one paralegal position for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person only.
8
51
13.07.2021
(5 years)
12.07.2026​
Rohde & Schwarz Australia Pty Ltd
  • Includes: to enable the Applicant to ask present and future employees and contractors to declare, to the best of their knowledge and belief, their exact citizenship (including any dual citizenship) and country of birth.
  • To require employees to advise of any change to their citizenship status, to identify employees accordingly, and make decisions about recruiting and deploying employees on that basis. Conditions attached - for full details, see NSW Government Gazette 22 October 2021.

8

10

51

18.10.2021

(6 months)

17.04.2022
Seek Limited To advertise and offer one scholarship per year in the Strategy team for women only. 

25

33

51

01.11.2021   (10 years) 31.10.2031
​Serco Australia Pty Ltd
​To designate and recruit:

  • up to 50% of Correctional Case Officer and/or Supervisor positions at Clarence Correctional Centre for females only; and
  • up to 8% of Correctional Staff positions at Clarence Correctional Centre for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only; where Correctional Staff means any position at Clarence Correctional Centre including, but not limited to: Nurses (Health Services), Trade Instructors and Supervisors (Trades and Industries), Program Delivery Officers (Rehabilitation and Reintegration), Indigenous Cultural Advisor (Rehabilitation and Reintegration) and Administration roles (Centre Services).
8
25
51
​12.08.2019
(5 years)
11.08.2024​
​​Southern Cross University
​To conduct targeted recruitment and development programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8
51
​1.06.2018
(5 years)
​31.05.2023
​Southern Cross University
​To advertise, designate and recruit permanent/continuing professional and Academic Level B – E positions for women only, in pursuance of its goal to increase the number of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) positions by 20 %, in the following faculties:
  • School of Environment, Science and Engineering;
  • Southern Cross University Geoscience;
  • Southern Cross Plant Science; and
  • Environmental Analysis Laboratory. 
25

51

15.11.2019
(5 years)​
​14.11.2024
Strathfield Council 
​to designate and recruit up to 40 operational “outdoor” roles for women only.
25

51


​27.05.2019
(4 years)
​26.05.2023
Sydney Water Corporation To advertise, designate and recruit 4 undergraduates, 5 graduate positions, 5 trainee positions and 5 experienced hires per year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.

​ 8

51

03.08.2021   (5 years) 02.08.2026
​Sydney Water Corporation

​To advertise, designate and recruit for the position of Indigenous Inclusion Specialist for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person only.

8
51
​20.08.2020
(5 years)
​19.08.2025
​Talent Gap Pty Ltd
​To provide reruitment and career development services to female candidates only. This exemption will be in force for 10 years.

33
51


17.01.2019
(10 years)​
​16.01.2029
Tamworth Regional Council
​To designate and recruit a Trainee Environmental Health Officer position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8
51
19.12.2017
(Revoked)

Variation of exemption order 13.07.2021
(6 years)​
13.07.2027

Telstra Corporation Limited​

​To run a career re-entry program for female managers who have been out of the workplace for at least 2 years.

25

51


19.03.2018
(5 years)​
18.03.2023​
The Australia Institute Ltd  To advertise and recruit up to 4 women aged 18-27 per year for a graduate style fellowship program. 

25

33

51

31.03.2021  (6 years) 30.03.2027
The Man Centre Pty Ltd
​To designate and recruit positions for men only as employees or contractors.
25
27
51

​16.07.2018
(10 years)
15.07.2028​
The National Association of Women in Operations and Path4 Group Pty Ltd ​To advertise and recruit women only for internships in operations roles. Conditions attached - for full details see NSW Government Gazette of 7/4/2017. 25

51

​04.04.2017
(5 years)
​03.04.2022
​The Red Cross Society ​Advertise, recruit and employ three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Administration Assistant Trainees in New South Wales. 8
51
​22.04.2016
(10 years)
21.04.2026​
ThoughtWorks Australia Pty Ltd
​To advertise and recruit positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, in pursuance of its goal of a 50% workforce participation rate in its First Nations Delivery Centre program and a 3% overall workforce participation rate.
8
51
10.06.2021
(5 years)​
09.06.2026​

Tranby Aboriginal College

see Gilbert & Tobin (above)



  ​
Transport Cluster - comprising Transport for NSW, Roads & Maritime Services, the State Transit Authority, Sydney Trains, NSW Trains and their delivery offices  ​To implement various diversity and inclusion programs for women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons and people with a disability - for full details see NSW Government Gazette.
8
10
25
49D
49F
51
​19.08.2016
(5 years)
​18.08.2021
Transport Cluster - comprising Transport for NSW, Roads & Maritime Services, the State Transit Authority, Sydney Trains, NSW Trains and their delivery offices To implement diversity and inclusion programs for designated target groups including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with disability. For full details, see NSW Government Gazette 22 October 2021.

8
10

25

27​

49D

49F

51

18.10.2021

(6 months)

17.04.2022
Tweed Shire Council
​To advertise, designate and recruit for the trainee position of ‘Aboriginal Town Planner’ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8
51

​10.06.2021
(6 years)
​09.06.2027
University of Newcastle

​To offer, advertise and facilitate scholarships and fellowships for women only in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) and to designate and recruit:

  • Professorial/Level E positions for women only in pursuance of its goal to achieve a 40 % workforce participation rate of women in professorial/Level E positions;
  • Positions for women only in STEMM (at all levels) where underrepresentation of women exists; and
  • Positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders only in pursuance of its goal of a 3.9 % Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce participation rate.



8
25
51
31A

​18.11.2019
(5 years)
​17.11.2024
University of New England
​To designate, advertise and recruit positions for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only, in pursuance of its goal of a 3 % Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander permanent workforce participation rate.
8
51

16.10.2019

31.12.2023
University of New England To designate and recruit up to 10 Early Career Academic positions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for women only and to provide a mentoring program for female students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.
25
​ 25.03.2019
(5 years)
24.03.2024​
​University of New South Wales
​To offer, advertise and facilitate fellowships and PhD scholarships for women only in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine, and fellowships and PhD scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only.
8
17
51

23.05.2017
(5 years)​

Variation of exemption order 8.12.2017
22.05.2022​
University of New South Wales​
​To designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, in pursuance of its goal of a 3% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce participation rate.
51

​15.06.2018

​31.12.2025
University of New South Wales
​To designate and recruit senior academic positions for women only in faculties where the percentage of women in senior academic roles is below 40%.
25
51

16.05.2019
(fixed term)​
​31.12.2025
University of New South Wales
​To advertise, designate and recruit one project administrator who self identifies as having a lived experience of an intellectual disability.
49D
51
06.04.2021
(3 years)​
05.04.2024​
University of New South Wales The University of New South Wales and UNSW Global Pty Limited to provide financial tuition scholarships to students from specified countries (for full details see NSW Government Gazette of 19.11.2021) 17
51

12.11.2021

(5 years)

11.11.2026
University of Sydney To offer, advertise and facilitate Programs for women only across disciplines where there is a gender imbalance for a period of 10 years.

25

31A

51

07.09.2021         (10 years) 06.09.2031
University of Sydney ​To conduct targeted recruitment programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons and for women.

8

25

51

11.10.2021

(5 years)

10.10.2026
​University of Sydney
​To conduct targeted recruitment programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons and for women.
​8
25
51

​05.09.2018

(3 years)

04.09.2021​
​University of Sydney
​To provide financial tuition scholarships to students from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar.
17
51
​02.05.2019
(3 years)
​01.05.2022
​University of Sydney
​To offer, advertise and facilitate scholarships for women only in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine and finance.
31A
51
25.07.2019​
(10 years)
24.07.2029​
​​University of Sydney
​To provide financial tuition scholarships to students from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Africa, Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan), China, Lebanon, Mexico, Central and South America and South Korea.
17
51
​15.03.2021
(3 years 9 months)
​31.12.2024
University of Sydney, School of Physics To advertise, offer and award Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to a female candidate.

23

33

51

28.10.2014
(7 years)

27.10.2021

University of Technology Sydney

see Gilbert & Tobin (above)




​University of Technology Sydney ​To offer, advertise and facilitate scholarships for women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine, and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons. 17
31A
51
​13.04.2017
(10 years)
12.04.2027​
University of Technology Sydney
​To apply a positive adjustment factor of 10 points to the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank of female applicants for admission to the following courses which have low female student participation:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice;
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Arts in lnternational Studies;
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Business;
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Architecture; 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Product Design; 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Creative lntelligence and lnnovation; 
  • Bachelor of lnformation Technology;
  • Bachelor of Science in lnformation Technology, Diploma in Professional lT Practice;
  • Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours);
  • Bachelor of Science in Games Development; 
  • Bachelor of Science in lnformation Technology, Bachelor of Business; 
  • Bachelor of Science in lnformation Technology, Bachelor of Arts in lnternational Studies; 
  • Bachelor of Science in lnformation Technology, Bachelor of Creative lntelligence and lnnovation;
  • Bachelor of Construction Project Management
31A
51
15.03.2019
(10 years)
14.03.2029​
University of Technology Sydney

​To advertise, designate and recruit targeted roles for Aboriginal and Torres Islander persons only as part of the strategic target of reaching 3% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff by 2023 and targeted senior roles for women only with an emphasis on STEMM disciplines, as part of a target of 40% women academic staff.

8
25
51
​20.05.2020
(10 years)
19.05.2030​
​University of Wollongong ​To conduct targeted recruitment programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons as trainees in the School of Medicine - Graduate Medicine in the Faculty of Science Medicine and Health.
​8
51
​14.12.2016
(10 years)
​​13.12.2026
​University of Wollongong
​To designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only in pursuance of its goal of a 3% Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workforce participation rate.
​8

25

51

​03.07.2019
(2 years)
​02.07.2021
University of Wollongong
​To advertise, designate and recruit academic positions for women only applicants, to designate 50% of postgraduate scholarships for women and to run career development activities and programs for women only, in pursuance of its goal to increase the number of women in academic positions to 40%.

25

51

​16.04.2020
(5 years)
​15.04.2025
Vodafone Hutchinson Australia Pty Ltd
To introduce initiatives to improve the representation of women at senior leadership level.

25

51


23.03.2018

(5 years)


22.03.2023​
Vodafone Hutchinson Australia Pty Ltd
​To provide additional superannuation contributions to its permanent full-time, permanent part-time and casual female employees in NSW.
25

51

​14.04.2016
(10 years)

13.04.2026​
Wagga Wagga City Council
​To designate and recruit positions for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only, in pursuance of its goal of a 6% Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workforce participation rate.
51

​28.07.2019
(10 years)
​27.07.2029
The Walkley Foundation, Network 10, Junkee
​To advertise, facilitate and designate one scholarship per year for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person under the age of 30 years only. 
​8
10
19
49ZYB
49ZYD
49ZYN
51
​20.11.2019
(4 years)
19.11.2023​
We Care NSW To advertise, designate and recruit:
  • Roles for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only in pursuit of a 50% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce participation rate; and
  • Disability support worker roles for persons of a particular sex to meet the needs of participants.

​8

10

25

27​

51

26.10.2021    (10 years) 25.10.2031
Western NSW Community Centre Inc ​Advertise, recruit and employ one female specialist domestic violence unit senior solicitor and one female specialist domestic violence unit case worker. 25

33

51


28.04.2016
(10 years)​
27.04.2026​
Westpac Banking Corporation
​To designate and recruit up to 50 positions per year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

51


​05.09.2018
(5 years)
04.09.2023​
​Wilson Security 
​To designate and recruit up to 50 security officer and corporate roles for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

51


​07.02.2019
(5 years)
06.02.2024​
​Winc Australia Pty Ltd
​To designate, advertise and recruit positions for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons only, in pursuance of its goal of a 5% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce participation rate.
8

51


​28.07.2019
(5 years)
​27.07.2029
​​Wollongong City Council ​To advertise and recruit two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the Council’s Cadet, Apprentice and Trainee Program. For full details see NSW Government Gazette of 23/10/2015 and 21/09/2018.

8

51

​15.10.15
(7 years) 
​14.10.2022
Wollongong City Council 
​To designate and recruit the position of Engagement Officer for Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander persons only.
8

51


​14.09.2018
(10 years)
​13.09.2028
​​Women's Housing Company ​to designate and recruit up to twenty five female staff member positions and appoint up to nine female directors
Varied 22/10/2018 as follows:

1) With effect from the date of this Order, the Exemption Order of 21 November 2016 is amended to permit Women’s Housing Company Limited to designate, advertise and recruit 7 additional staff member positions, up to a maximum of 32 staff, for women only.

2) The duration of the exemption remains the same and will remain in force for a period of 10 years from 21 November 2016.
25

51

​21.11.2016
(10 years)
​​20.11.2026
Women in Prison Advocacy Network Inc

To designate, advertise and recruit:

Two female employees for the positions of Mentoring Project Coordinator and Policy Project Coordinator; Female Board Executive Committee members; and Female volunteers as mentors and research/systemic advocacy workers.

25

51

53

02.07.2013
(10 years)

01.07.2023
Women in Prison Advocacy Network Inc
​To designate and recruit a female Chief Executive Officer, other female employees as required to deliver WIPAN’s social support services and programs, and female volunteers to provide advocacy and mentoring services to women only.
25

33

51


09.06.2017
(10 years)
​08.06.2027

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