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 work on Country in the AW region, the Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board:

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

The AW Landscape Board is committed to increasing Indigenous employment, training and engagement outcomes within our programs.


The AW Landscape Board is currently reviewing the Employment, Training and Procurement Strategy that directly links pathways toward employment for Aboriginal people.

Check out the latest employment opportunities on the Department of Environment and Water's website.


The AW team 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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