While working in some of Australia's most remote and culturally sensitive communities, Macmahon has built productive relations with local traditional owners and groups.
The creation of the Aboriginal contracting business Doorn-Djil Yoordaning reflects Macmahon's strong commitment to the communities in which the company operates. The name, taken from the Noongar Balladong language of Western Australia, represents a unique "coming together" of industry and community to create a new player in the Australian contracting industry.
Macmahon offers a range of Indigenous employment and training opportunities through the ROCKSTAR program (Real Opportunities and Careers - Kick Starting Today's Aboriginal Role models). A national training and employment initiative, ROCKSTAR provides Indigneous people with an opportunity to build an exciting career in the mining industry.
With a long history of supporting Indigenous training and employment, Macmahon established the ROCKSTAR program to provide a coordinated approach to creating opportunities for Indigenous people across its projects.
Substantially funded by the Federal Government's Indigenous Employment Program fund, ROCKSTAR provides the training required to deliver Indigenous people genuine career pathways through tailored programs that meet the needs of the individual.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are able to access employment opportunities across all Macmahon projects, with their training developed to address specific project requirements.
The program includes a range of initiatives to cater for people with a diverse range of skill sets and backgrounds, including:
- Pre-employment programs
- Plant operator training
- Heavy rigid or MR driver's licences
- Work-life balance skills
- Accredited qualifications relevant to the mining sectors
- Formal traineeships
- Development of new leaders in the workforce