Naurelle’s Indigenous career journeyOn September 12, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
I started here as an indigenous cadet in 2005. Since then I’ve been promoted twice and I now lead a team in the students area. It makes you feel special that you work for this department and its dynamics, having so many employees – 9000 employees across 80 countries in the world. Your future opportunities at DIAC are endless. You could be working as an airline liaison officer travelling around the world assisting airlines. You could be posted in an overseas country somewhere working at an embassy or consulate. You have a range of different areas in which you can work, so it’s never the same, from day-to-day it changes. So, it keeps you interested. Nothing is the same, one day you can be working in the citizenship area, next minute you are helping settle refugees or working at the airport helping control the borders. It’s important that Indigenous are recognised and working in this department. We are basically the department that controls our borders so we are a very multicultural society and to have indigenous people represented I think is extremely important to show that we are also represented in the culture of this organisation. The department is very dynamic, it’s diverse, it respects everybody’s culture and that’s probably the biggest reason why any indigenous person should seek employment with Immigration.