Waalitj foundation

Empowering First Nations Peoples through education, employment and business.

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We aim to lead the provision of education, employment and business opportunities for First Nations Peoples. We influence and inspire the empowerment of our people through our diverse work force, which is led by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models. 

Programs across education and employment

jobseekers placed into employment in 2022

girls currently mentored through Deadly Sista Girlz

Waalitj Hub First Nations business clients

Programs across education and employment

Jobseekers placed into employment in 2022

girls currently mentored through deadly sista girlz

Waalitj Hub First Nations Business Clients

who we are

Waalitj is looking to the future – bold, brave and determined. 

our programs

Waalitj Hub

Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to thrive.

Deadly Sista Girlz

Building self-esteem and confidence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity.

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Plan 2Day 4 2morrow

Pre-employment mentoring and activities focusing on improving job readiness.

program delivery

latest news

Scholarship leads to career change

Sean Yorston had a lot on his plate. In early 2022, Sean – a Birri and Ewamian man who grew up in Brisbane – was balancing full-time study, full-time work and starting a family. His day job saw him working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion,...

Dream Venture Masterclasses Open

Applications are now open for Minderoo Foundation’s 2023 Dream Venture Masterclasses with $200,000 of seed funding on offer, Australia’s largest pre-accelerator prize for First Nations business owners. Dream Venture is a leading national program, led by Minderoo...

Inspiring growth from successful business

Marcus Tuia's success story is a testament to the impact that supportive services like the Waalitj Hub can have on entrepreneurs. A Yamatji man with Wajarri-Nanda heritage, Marcus is the Director of Civworx Contracting, a company that provides high-quality earthworks...

Care Sector Training Transforms Lives

Leonora Community Development Program Participants are now equipped for new careers thanks to a training regime under Waalitj Foundation. The six residents of the Northern Goldfields community undertook an intensive two-week Aged Care Skillset course, delivered by...

Growing businesses in the Goldfields

Waalitj Foundation staff were invited to the Goldfields earlier this month to share expertise, connect with Aboriginal business owners and forge new relationships in the Goldfields. Waalitj Hub General Manager Shane Devitt, Business Coach Gohar Rind visited the...

Creating opportunities together

Waalitj Foundation and Supply Nation have announced a partnership extension as they work together to provide support to Indigenous Businesses in Western Australia. Originally commenced in 2020, the partnership will be extended through to June 2024 and aims to enable...

Have your say on the new ISEP

Want to have your say on what the new Indigenous Skills and Employment Program (ISEP) could look like in your community? We want to hear from as many voices as possible to better inform decision making for our people. If you are a First Nations person we want you to...

James Takes on a New Challenge

James, a Wongi man based in Kalgoorlie has formed a new lease on life after engaging the support of the Waalitj Foundation. Through the Workforce Australia program, James started attending SMYL, a community service that provides participants with the opportunity to...

Workforce Australia Participant Success

When Alan moved to Kalgoorlie, he was looking for a fresh start. With the support of the Waalitj Foundation he is making great progress to reaching his goals. Through the support of his Waalitj mentor in the Workforce Australia program, Alan has started attending...

Sarah’s Inspiring Success Story

As a proud Wonnarua women from Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Sarah is a devoted mother and full-time employee for Skyline Landscape Services in Perth. Sarah’s dedication to her role was recently rewarded with an exciting promotion to Contract Manager. “Everyone...
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