Choosing the best person for the job

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
  • conducting interviews
  • preparing the selection report

What is ORA

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 great senior staff. If all you need is to advertise your vacancy on the ORIC website, please lodge a request to advertise a job on our Corporation Jobs page. If you need more help, read on.

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 the salary package offered. ORIC's role is to assist and guide. ORIC makes no decisions on behalf of the corporation; nor can it help with any of the costs of recruiting or advertising.

If the process works well, the corporation will be confident to recruit other staff on its own. 

Applying for ORA

  1. Make sure your corporation approves of your plan to apply for ORA.
  2. If you have any documents about the proposed position, or a description of the duties, you can upload them as part of your application.
  3. Fill in the application form—and if you have any queries, let us know.


Any questions about applying for ORA? Contact ORIC on freecall 1800 622 431 (not free from mobiles) or email

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.