Indigenous careers 

We’re determined to make a real difference for Australia’s first peoples. That’s why we’re committed to offering meaningful careers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through our traineeships, internships, graduate opportunities and experienced hire opportunities. Joining CommBank means joining a community where you’ll be supported professionally and personally, every step of the way.

We’re striving to build a culturally safe environment where everyone appreciates the importance of Indigenous communities and their histories. Through our Indigenous Careers Programs, we’re aiming to help build strong, independent communities while also ensuring that our business reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. 


Our programs

School Based Traineeships

Our School Based Traineeship Program is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Year 11 and 12.

The program gives students a taster of a career in the financial services industry and also allows us to find and promote the best and brightest young talent.

Along with vital on-the-job experience, the program gives students the opportunity to gain valuable skills and confidence in a safe and secure environment.

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Full-Time/Part-Time Traineeships

Our Full-Time Traineeship Program offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers with the opportunity to develop into a role over 12 – 18 months.

Participants receive ongoing training and support to build their skills and confidence, with the potential to be offered a permanent position once they complete the traineeship.

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University Internships

In partnership with CareerTrackers, we provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience aligned to their degree, plus a pathway onto CommBank’s Graduate Program

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Experienced Hire Opportunities

We are constantly on the lookout for experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers to join us.

Our dedicated Indigenous Careers team are available to provide guidance and support with your application at every step of the way.

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Meet our people

A day in the life of Mitchell

Meet Mitchell, a proud Kuku-Yalanji and Goorimpul man from the Daintree Rainforest and Stradbroke Island in Queensland and a Product Manager in our Personal Lending team. 

Keaan Mason

Keaan, Risk Assurance Analyst

“I was born in Perth but lived most of my life around Karratha and in Queensland. After going to a few events at CommBank as part of my CareerTrackers internship, I applied for the Graduate Program and moved to Sydney. It has been such a great opportunity and I’ve had so much support along the way. There are so many communities here to be a part of. While I’m here I want to be in a position to inspire change, both inside and outside the bank.”

Lucy Brereton

Lucy, Indigenous Affairs Adviser

“The biggest surprise for me since starting at CommBank has been how much I enjoy working in the finance industry – I’m terrible at maths! It’s also been great to see the huge increase of our non-Indigenous staff wanting to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. So many of our people are reaching out to ask about engagement opportunities, or how to get involved in community. I think this will only continue to grow”

Jonah Johnson

Jonah, Graduate    

“At CommBank, I’m part of the Group’s Reconciliation network, Yana Budjari. It provides a space for employees to find information regarding current national discussions, engagement opportunities, and just generally engage with content that builds cultural capability within the Bank. Outside of work I’m part of the Buuja Buuja Butterfly dance group, which is made up predominantly of my family. We dance traditional Wiradjuri dances from the Riverina Area.”

Use of Aboriginal artwork

The Aboriginal artwork that features across our job advertising and careers site has been commissioned and is owned by CommBank. The work is based on an original design by artist Daikota Nelson, a proud Dja Wurrung woman who grew up and still lives on her traditional country in Castlemaine, Central Victoria.

The visual tells the story of caring for this great Land, and of the power of positive and lasting relationships. The underlying theme behind the work is that of the power and mutual benefits that can be achieved by Indigenous and mainstream Australians working together, supporting one another based on a foundation of mutual respect and trust. The piece features a stylised map of Australia, overlaid with CommBank’s logo. 

Acknowledgement of country


Application information

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