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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 2021

girls currently mentored through Deadly Sista Girlz

aboriginal and torres strait islander businesses serviced by our waalitj hub coaches

Programs across education and employment

Jobseekers placed into employment in 2021

girls currently mentored through deadly sista girlz

aboriginal and torres strait islander businesses serviced by our waalitj hub coaches

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 sites

latest news

Indigenous Scholarship Leadership Conference

First Nations students from across Queensland came together at the Shell office in Brisbane for an exciting day of networking, leadership workshops and celebration. The day began with a networking breakfast and a welcome from Godson Njoku, Senior Vice President East,...

Sharing Culture and Country Through Art

Karthi Muir is a young emerging artist whose work has included several significant fine artworks, public art murals, and design projects. As a proud Wongai Wongatha man from Leonora, Karthi aims to share his culture and Country through visual mediums. His business,...

Above and Beyond Youth Employment Support

“My goal is to find a role that I not only enjoy but that also leads to a sustainable career pathway,” said Patric. With the support of his mentor Alicia Jetta, Patric has been working towards completing his Diploma of Engineering: Technical at South Metropolitan...

Inspiring Deadly Sista Girlz Alumni

Deadly Sista Girlz Alumni, Hayley, Savannah, and Elouise joined us at the Deadly Futures Expo recently to share their knowledge and inspire the next generation of Sista Girlz. As alumni of the Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) program, which is proudly supported by the...

Employment Program Benefits Community

Real employment outcomes are being delivered for First Nations jobseekers across Kwinana, Peel, and the Upper South-West as a result of a partnership between the Waalitj Foundation and Alcoa Foundation. Since launching the partnership in February, 61 First Nations...

Career Development Opportunity in Wiluna

When Neville found out about the Waalitj Foundation’s training course in Wiluna he was excited about the opportunity to forge a new career path. As part of the Waalitj Foundation’s delivery of the Federal Governments Community Development Program (CDP), this...

New Chapter For Youth Employment Services

Our First Nations Employment Mentors brought a culturally appropriate approach towards the delivery of the Australian Governments Transition to Work (TTW) Program. Going forward, the Foundation will continue to support young First Nations people though our Youth...

Proud and Passionate, Shehana

My name is Taryn Amess, I am the Indigenous Scholarships Mentor based in Gladstone QLD. I have been enjoying my new role, there are so many deadly participants that are working hard in their communities and one I am highly fond of and proud of is Shehana Friday....

Successful Family-Owned Business

As a proud Woppaburra Woman from the Keppel Islands in Queensland, Marcia Edwards runs her successful family-owned business The Cryogenics Group in Perth. Being one of the first Waalitj Hub clients when the doors opened in 2020, Marcia said she has gained valuable...

Waalitj Hub and Cm3 PARTNERSHIP

Indigenous businesses will be supported to achieve prequalification for projects with hundreds of businesses across Australia thanks to a partnership between the Waalitj Hub and Cm3. Cm3 is a web-based Work Health & Safety (WHS) system that businesses use to...

latest news

Indigenous Scholarship Leadership Conference

First Nations students from across Queensland came together at the Shell office in Brisbane for an exciting day of networking, leadership workshops and celebration. The day began with a networking breakfast and a welcome from Godson Njoku, Senior Vice President East,...

Sharing Culture and Country Through Art

Karthi Muir is a young emerging artist whose work has included several significant fine artworks, public art murals, and design projects. As a proud Wongai Wongatha man from Leonora, Karthi aims to share his culture and Country through visual mediums. His business,...

Above and Beyond Youth Employment Support

“My goal is to find a role that I not only enjoy but that also leads to a sustainable career pathway,” said Patric. With the support of his mentor Alicia Jetta, Patric has been working towards completing his Diploma of Engineering: Technical at South Metropolitan...

Inspiring Deadly Sista Girlz Alumni

Deadly Sista Girlz Alumni, Hayley, Savannah, and Elouise joined us at the Deadly Futures Expo recently to share their knowledge and inspire the next generation of Sista Girlz. As alumni of the Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) program, which is proudly supported by the...

Employment Program Benefits Community

Real employment outcomes are being delivered for First Nations jobseekers across Kwinana, Peel, and the Upper South-West as a result of a partnership between the Waalitj Foundation and Alcoa Foundation. Since launching the partnership in February, 61 First Nations...

Career Development Opportunity in Wiluna

When Neville found out about the Waalitj Foundation’s training course in Wiluna he was excited about the opportunity to forge a new career path. As part of the Waalitj Foundation’s delivery of the Federal Governments Community Development Program (CDP), this...

New Chapter For Youth Employment Services

Our First Nations Employment Mentors brought a culturally appropriate approach towards the delivery of the Australian Governments Transition to Work (TTW) Program. Going forward, the Foundation will continue to support young First Nations people though our Youth...

Proud and Passionate, Shehana

My name is Taryn Amess, I am the Indigenous Scholarships Mentor based in Gladstone QLD. I have been enjoying my new role, there are so many deadly participants that are working hard in their communities and one I am highly fond of and proud of is Shehana Friday....

Successful Family-Owned Business

As a proud Woppaburra Woman from the Keppel Islands in Queensland, Marcia Edwards runs her successful family-owned business The Cryogenics Group in Perth. Being one of the first Waalitj Hub clients when the doors opened in 2020, Marcia said she has gained valuable...

Waalitj Hub and Cm3 PARTNERSHIP

Indigenous businesses will be supported to achieve prequalification for projects with hundreds of businesses across Australia thanks to a partnership between the Waalitj Hub and Cm3. Cm3 is a web-based Work Health & Safety (WHS) system that businesses use to...
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