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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

Proud Deadly Sista Girlz Mentor

The role of a mentor within the Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) program centres around guiding the next generation of strong and confident First Nation’s women. In 17 school across Australia the program empowers over a thousand students. Two full time mentors are based at...

Marrika’s successful Start

Marrika a confident and motivated Yamatji woman, set out to find the perfect role for her in 2021. She began her journey at the Waalitj Foundation’s Fit 4 Work sessions where she met her mentor Ben Webb and was guided through building her employability skills. Through...

First Virtual Pop-Up success

Finding new ways to provide safe support and connection opportunities for Indigenous businesses during the pandemic has led to the Waalitj Foundation’s first successful virtual pop-up thanks to a partnership with the Alcoa Foundation. Hosted online, the Bindjareb Pop...

greater support for jobseekers In kalgoorlie

Jobseekers in regional WA will soon have access to new employment support services that offer greater assistance to those wanting to upskill or secure work. Under a newly awarded six-year contract, the Waalitj Foundation will deliver the Australian Government’s...

Kicking Goals On and Off the Field

Deadly Sista Girl and Whadjuk Ballardong young Woman, Mahalia Rukuata has been leading by example while kicking goals on and off the football field. Mahalia was recently selected to join the Under 16s WA State Female Football Academy after representing West Perth...

Shania Achieves Her Goals and More

Shania Brockman, a proud Noongar woman has a very clear goal in mind, attaining a full-time job by her birthday in July. When she first came to the Waalitj Foundation her goal was entirely different. “My goal was to get my learners permit and now I have that and I’m...

Strong Business Built on a Motivated Mindset

“I think without the Waalitj Hub we would be a year behind,” said Blake Hayward, a determined Goreng Noongar Man and Waalitj Hub client. With 16 years of industry experience and support from the Waalitj Hub, Blake has been able to make a strong start to his business...

Navigating the Road to New Opportunities

For many Indigenous jobseekers the process of obtaining a driver’s licence can be a daunting experience that often presents a barrier to employment. To help tackle this issue and create more job opportunities for Indigenous people, a new specialised driver training...

Perseverance Pays Off for Thomas

“I take my hat off to the Foundation for all the help they have given me, without them I wouldn’t have been able to get my foot in the door with job opportunities,” said Thomas Collard. In 2019 when Thomas was looking for a new career direction he came to the...

First hybrid pop up connects businesses

A desire to keep providing safe support and connection opportunities for Indigenous businesses during COVID-19 times led to the first successful hybrid hub delivered in Kwinana recently by the Waalitj Foundation’s Waalitj Hub. Indigenous business owners and...

latest news

Proud Deadly Sista Girlz Mentor

The role of a mentor within the Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) program centres around guiding the next generation of strong and confident First Nation’s women. In 17 school across Australia the program empowers over a thousand students. Two full time mentors are based at...

Marrika’s successful Start

Marrika a confident and motivated Yamatji woman, set out to find the perfect role for her in 2021. She began her journey at the Waalitj Foundation’s Fit 4 Work sessions where she met her mentor Ben Webb and was guided through building her employability skills. Through...

First Virtual Pop-Up success

Finding new ways to provide safe support and connection opportunities for Indigenous businesses during the pandemic has led to the Waalitj Foundation’s first successful virtual pop-up thanks to a partnership with the Alcoa Foundation. Hosted online, the Bindjareb Pop...

greater support for jobseekers In kalgoorlie

Jobseekers in regional WA will soon have access to new employment support services that offer greater assistance to those wanting to upskill or secure work. Under a newly awarded six-year contract, the Waalitj Foundation will deliver the Australian Government’s...

Kicking Goals On and Off the Field

Deadly Sista Girl and Whadjuk Ballardong young Woman, Mahalia Rukuata has been leading by example while kicking goals on and off the football field. Mahalia was recently selected to join the Under 16s WA State Female Football Academy after representing West Perth...

Shania Achieves Her Goals and More

Shania Brockman, a proud Noongar woman has a very clear goal in mind, attaining a full-time job by her birthday in July. When she first came to the Waalitj Foundation her goal was entirely different. “My goal was to get my learners permit and now I have that and I’m...

Strong Business Built on a Motivated Mindset

“I think without the Waalitj Hub we would be a year behind,” said Blake Hayward, a determined Goreng Noongar Man and Waalitj Hub client. With 16 years of industry experience and support from the Waalitj Hub, Blake has been able to make a strong start to his business...

Navigating the Road to New Opportunities

For many Indigenous jobseekers the process of obtaining a driver’s licence can be a daunting experience that often presents a barrier to employment. To help tackle this issue and create more job opportunities for Indigenous people, a new specialised driver training...

Perseverance Pays Off for Thomas

“I take my hat off to the Foundation for all the help they have given me, without them I wouldn’t have been able to get my foot in the door with job opportunities,” said Thomas Collard. In 2019 when Thomas was looking for a new career direction he came to the...

First hybrid pop up connects businesses

A desire to keep providing safe support and connection opportunities for Indigenous businesses during COVID-19 times led to the first successful hybrid hub delivered in Kwinana recently by the Waalitj Foundation’s Waalitj Hub. Indigenous business owners and...
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