Diversity and Inclusion

Austrade is committed to providing a work environment where staff can confidently bring their full selves to work. A truly diverse agency is one that is capable of retaining a broad talent base while best serving its clients and connecting to its global network of employees.

The Diversity and Inclusion Strategy sets out how Austrade will continue to build a space where everyone can bring their perspectives, creativity, and skills to the work of the agency. It is the roadmap for how Austrade will strengthen its position as an employer of choice.

Given our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Austrade actively encourages applications from people with disabilities, LGBTIQ people, women, and people with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

We also recognise the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees bring to our workplace. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander people for vacancies in the agency.




International Women's Day

Austrade proudly celebrated International Women's Day with an engaging Austrade Live Session hosted by Ana Nishnianidze and ModiBodi CEO and Export Award Winner Kristy Chong.

In this video, Kristy takes us back to 2011 to the moments that sparked her ambition for ModiBodi and what it was like to start her brand.

Now almost 10 years on, having built a brand and range of products that empower women and has reduced landfill, Kristy provides insights on the challenges that exist for female entrepreneurs and what they can do to navigate them.

The Gender Diversity Champions Daniel Boyer and Ana Nishnianidze bring together Austrade staff who are passionate about finding and promoting solutions to gender-based workplace challenges.

To join the network, go into Microsoft Teams and click 'Join or create a team' at the bottom of the Teams interface. You will then see a search box at the top right of screen. Type Austrade Gender Equality Network and hit enter, which will then bring the team up and provide the option to join.

This Austrade Live has something for everyone, happy watching!

Austrade proudly celebrated International Women's Day with an engaging Austrade Live Session hosted by Ana Nishnianidze and ModiBodi CEO and Export Award Winner Kristy Chong.

Employment pathways

Austrade participates in pathway programs to engage people in the work we do through either employment or internship opportunities. These programs include:

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