An underrepresented minority group is a national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minority group, who make up a smaller percentage within the general population.
Minority group also refers to a category of people who experience relative disadvantage as compared to members of a dominant social group, for example in their social life, including housing, employment, healthcare, and education, among others.
In Australia, this could include migrants, refugees, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people, those who identify as LGBTI or people with accessibility needs.
DivTal is a job platform for job candidates from underrepresented minority groups. Minority group also refers to people who experience relative disadvantage as compared to members of a dominant social group in their social life, including housing, employment, healthcare, and education, among others.
An example could be someone that has grown up in foster care, received Centrelink benefits for more than 12 months or whose parents never attended university. We would seek to support these disadvantaged candidates irrespective of their race, ethnicity or cultural background.
Yes, whilst you don’t need to be an Australian citizen or a permanent to become a DivTal candidate, you need to at least have a current and valid Australian Work Visa with no restrictions.
Unfortunately not, you’ll have to wait until you have a valid Australian Work Visa before you can apply to become a DivTal candidate.
DivTal is not like any other job platform – we’re specifically focused on supporting job candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and/or who have faced difficulty and barriers to employment, so we require you to submit an application to determine if you’re a suitable candidate.
It depends – if your application was previously rejected on the basis of not having a valid Australian Work Visa and now have one, then yes. However, if you are deemed as not a suitable candidate and your circumstances haven’t changed then we would encourage you not to.