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

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...

Working Hard and Focusing on Studies

My name is Arwa Gulf, and my mobs are Iman and WakkaWakka. I am studying my Certificate III in Work Health Safety as part of my traineeship with Harness Energy Services in Chinchilla. I am also employed fulltime at Power Tech here locally, which I enjoy. Recently I...

New business set for success

Raquel Todd is a proud Banyjima and Kariyarra woman and the Co-Founder of Blak Line Industries, a majority-owned and operated Aboriginal business composed of seven different Traditional Owner families. Founded in 2022, Blak Line Industries provides design, signage,...

Building capability for future success

Proud Ballardong Noongar man Gavin McGuire is the Owner and Managing Director of Koormal Group, a service provider for civil and construction projects in the commercial, mining and government sectors. Gavin and his business partner, Mike Jones, have a combined...

Family business reaches new heights

Proud Bardi and Yindjibarndi man, Matt Leisk, is the Director of Leisk Hydraulics, a family-owned and operated Plumbing and Gas business passed down through three generations. He joined the family business as an apprentice in 2014 and is now a licenced plumbing and...

Scholarship Recipients University Success

Suzy is one of our Rockhampton Indigenous Scholarship Program participants. She is a proud IMAM/KULLILLI/WADJA woman studying a Certificate 4 Community Services part-time at Central Queensland University. Becoming qualified and gaining experience in all areas of...

Finding the Perfect Role and a new Friendship

Tildy Lovett’s smile lights up a room, combined with her warm personality she is perfectly suited for her new role as Aboriginal Financial Advisor. Her journey to this position had many hurdles and it didn’t always seem like she would find a suitable job, let alone...
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