Generation Australia established the Dyilya project to strengthen employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to work alongside local communities to co-design the approach.
Our unique and successful methodology supports people into careers that are in-demand in the technology and care sectors. No experience is required, programs are 14 weeks on average and are completely free.
Secure your future with the career skills needed to make impactful positive change in Australia.
Our vision is that each First Nations person is able to transform their education into employment and be confident professionals, achieving their highest potential and empowering their communities.
We provide a culturally safe and relevant learning environment with dedicated support from First Nations mentors and staff. Our employer partners are also committed to safe and inclusive workplaces, ensuring you land in a job that provides a positive trajectory for you and your mob.
- All programs are free
- No experience required
- First Nations mentorship
- 1 week pre-program experience with community-building for First Nations learners before select programs
- Access to physical learning space with First Nations partner organisations (location dependent)
- Support to find a job after the program ends
Jordan GollanApplication Development Analyst
Jordan, a proud Ngarrindjeri man, has a passion for photography and a strong interest in IT. After discovering Generation Australia in 2022, he felt inspired to learn a new skill in web development. Jordan graduated from the program and secured full-time employment with Accenture Australia as an Application Development Analyst.
"Generation Australia has given me the opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge as a junior web developer. With the support and guidance they have provided I am able to achieve my goals and demonstrate the behavioural mindsets that will help me succeed in the industry."
Samual Soloman-SmithIT Trainee at SA Water
Sam is a proud Arrernte man who has a passion for designing video-games and a keen interest in IT. After graduating high school, he joined Generation Australia’s Junior Web Developer program with the goal of learning as much as possible about development and tech in general. Sam graduated from the program in 2021 and now works at SA Water as an IT Trainee while completing his Certificate IV in IT.
“Before the program, I didn’t have a tech background, but I didn’t let that stop me from making a career for myself.”
Generation Australia’s Dyilya program takes its name from the Wirangu language of South Australia. Dyilya is the traditional name of a habitat, ecosystem, large group, or growing amount. According to Wirangu, dyilya is responsible for environmental protection, wellbeing and growth. The name reflects our vision as an organisation to enable First Nations learners to transform their education into life-changing employment. Generation Australia would like to thank the Council of Elders who offered their guidance and approval on the use of the ‘Dyilya’ name for our project.