Applying for ORA

When you need to recruit senior staff, ORA can help you through all steps in the process, including:

  • developing a job description
  • advertising the position
  • vetting applicants
  • supporting the interview process
  • preparing the selection report

What is ORA

Started by the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, ORA offers recruitment assistance to corporations registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act). The service encourages best practice and aims to build capacity by helping corporations to recruit and keep suitable staff.

Who can apply?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations registered with ORIC that are looking to fill senior positions are eligible to apply.

Important things to know

Corporations remain responsible for all decisions in the recruitment process, including who to recruit and salary packages. ORIC only provides assistance and guidance in the process. It does not make any decisions on behalf of individual corporations nor can it provide assistance with any costs of recruiting or advertising.

Assistance for corporations

The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) can help with all steps in the recruitment process, including:

  • developing a job description
  • advertising the position
  • vetting applicants
  • supporting the interview process
  • preparing the selection report.

Applications for ORA will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Applying for ORA

Fill in the application form and if you have any queries, let us know.

Contact

Any questions about applying for ORA? Contact ORIC on freecall 1800 622 431 (not free from mobiles) or email ora@oric.gov.au

Ang-Gnarra Aboriginal Corporation of Laura (north Queensland)

Bridget Centenera and directors of Ang-Gnarra Aboriginal Corporation of Laura

Ang-Gnarra Aboriginal Corporation of Laura used the ORA service to recruit a general manager

The ORA service helped us to move quickly through what can be an intimidating process. It really helped the board, gave them confidence, and allowed them to focus on choosing the best person rather than worrying about the process.

- Bridget Centenera, Many Rivers, a not-for-profit community and economic development agency that provided on-the-ground support during the recruitment process.