Delivering Indigenous Workforce Services to the Mining Industry

Linking community with industry

Indigi Personnel Service is an Indigenous owned business specialising in the provision of Indigenous workforce solutions and mentoring services to the Mining Industry.

Our aim is to provide successful and meaningful employment outcomes for Indigenous people whilst increasing retention rates and reducing workforce shortages for Mining companies. In doing so, we strive to develop long term mutually beneficial relationships with our clients.

Our Approach

Our strength is understanding how to get our Indigenous people to engage and become valued, productive employees.

In addition, our networks and relationships with local Indigenous elders provides access to a consistent stream of potential employees. We undertake a thorough pre-employment screening process to identify suitable employees. Ongoing mentoring and workforce training is then provided as a support mechanism in an effort to further develop our employees.

Our pre-enrolment screening process includes:

  • A face to face interview
  • Confirmation of employees Driver’s License
  • Attaining Police Clearance
  • Pre-employment medical including drug/alcohol test
  • Confirmation of current qualifications/tickets/licenses

My story

My name is Helen Peterson, Founder of Indigi Personnel Services, and I am a Yugunga-Nya Traditional Owner.

My Father, Colin Peterson, is a community Elder and the Traditional Owner of the Kunawarritji Community and my Mother, Evelyn Shay – Gilla is a Community Elder and Traditional Owner of the Yugunga-Nya people.

The youngest of 7 children, I grew up in Meekatharra on country, the land was my classroom. We enjoyed learning from the Elders about our history and culture and it is knowledge I now pass onto our future generations. I participated in many sports and have a particular fondness for netball, basketball and horse-riding. I moved to Leonora as a teenager to attend secondary school and further my education. Upon completion of High School, I began my working life in a supermarket and have furthered my career to where I am today, Indigi Personnel Services.

Over many years I have observed strong commitment from the mining industry to employ local Aboriginal people on local mine sites. This commitment has not always been reciprocated by local Aboriginal people, and their lack of dedication to meaningful employment which has been offered, has been a great source of frustration within the industry.

It is time for change. The driving force behind Indigi Personnel Service is to bring together mining companies and local Aboriginal people to create positive outcomes for all stakeholders. Our aim is to improve employment retention rates through dedicated mentoring by Aboriginal mentors, and to provide new employment opportunities for local Aboriginal people. In doing this, we can meet the demand from the mining industry and reduce the current attrition rates which are all too common at present.

Ultimately, we will bring local Aboriginal and mining companies closer together in a constructive manner, to the benefit of all involved.

What we do

Indigenous Personnel Services have the capability to provide high quality, lasting workforce solutions to the Mining Industry.

This includes provision of skilled and unskilled labour with a core focus on Indigenous workforce solutions. Our delivery team and business partners have been involved in some of Australia’s largest projects in the Mining sector and have may years of experience with all facets of recruitment, mobilisation, industrial relations and HSEQ.

Your people are your biggest investment and our delivery methodology reflects this, with key focus points being:

  • Accessing local Indigenous talent
  • Providing fast turnaround times
  • Ensuring costs are based on outcomes
  • Face to face relationships
  • Delivery of ongoing employee after care and mentoring
  • Driving continuous improvement of HSEQ



10 Belmont Avenue

Belmont, WA 6104

(08) 6151 9200


16c/42 Strickland Street

Bunbury, WA 6230

(08) 6151 9200