Award Categories


The Stan Grant Indigenous Employment Award recognises excellence in Indigenous employment initiatives and programs in the workplace.

Award Criteria

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CommunityThe program or initiative demonstrates partnerships between the organisation, local Indigenous communities and other bodies such as educational institutions or other organisation in the applicant organisation’s industry.

Statements from community leaders, evidence of links with the Indigenous communities etc.

Evidence of knowledge sharing between the organisation and other organisations within the applicant’s industry.

Activities such as secondments between partnering organisations.

Network and CareersThe program or initiative provides a network for Indigenous employees and demonstrates progression and career opportunities.

Details of network activities, participation rates, materials etc.

Details of how careers are developed and supported for Indigenous employees.

Examples of role modelling of current employees to profile role opportunities and inspire next generation employees.


Organisation demonstrates how it educates non-Indigenous staff on issues such as inclusion and the Indigenous community.

Examples of education program scheduling, content, participation rates, feedback etc.

Examples of specific policies such as Cultural Leave Policies.

Details of education programs specifically for management staff.


InnovationThe program or initiative represents a new and creative approach to the challenge faced by the organisation.Evidence of how initiative was developed and what resources were drawn on, i.e. brainstorming sessions, proposals from employees etc.
CultureThe program or initiative incorporates principles which are embedded in the DNA of the organisation.Examples of cultural change programs, relating to the initiative i.e. how the organisation has introduced the initiative so that they are embraced by staff and become a way of life.
Impact, Metrics and OutcomesThe program or initiative has addressed the challenge, achieved the desired outcomes and/or positively impacted on the business.Evidence of improvements and outcomes identifiable as resulting from the program or initiative including metrics on engagement, retention, climate surveys etc.
SustainabilityThe program or initiative and its impacts or outcomes are sustainable and replicable for the organisation.Evidence of how the program or initiative will be repeated within the organisation, i.e. planned roll out to other divisions, sites, ongoing scheduled activity, commitment within organisational strategy/ budgets etc.

The program or initiative is supported or led by the CEO and/or senior leadership team within the organisation.

Statement of support from senior leadership team, evidence of their participation in driving and implementing diversity policies etc.