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The Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association (KPCA) is an industry development and advocacy body that represents a diverse range of producers with significant pastoral land holdings across the Kimberley and Pilbara and the Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. The membership base is inclusive of corporate, family-owned and Aboriginal enterprises and also includes a number of related businesses servicing the industry. The KPCA’s vision is to support and promote a resilient, profitable and sustainable beef industry.

Job Type:

Full Time


Annual salary range is $100-120,000 (see benefits)




Applications close Sunday 21st July 2024.

Job Description:

  • The Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association (KPCA) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to fill the position of Aboriginal Pastoral Academy (APA) Coordinator. The APA is a partnership between community, industry and government that aims to support employment pathways for Aboriginal people in the north-west pastoral industry.

  • The role will be based in Broome, WA.

  • The APA Coordinator is a Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) funded role. With the primary focus on creating entry-level workforce opportunities by creating linkages between the north-west pastoral industry and Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisations (ACCO’s), Nyamba Buru Yawuru and Job Pathways, who deliver annual pastoral pre-employment training (PET) programs. Additionally, the APA Coordinator will deliver ongoing professional development opportunities for Aboriginal pastoral sta􀆯 at mid to senior levels in their career.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

The primary focus of the APA is the entry-level workforce development program. Each partner in

the APA entry level program maintains ownership and control over their respective contribution

to the program. The APA Coordinator provides oversight over all partners activities to maintain

consistency and collaboration and works to ensure the APA’s ongoing success.

Duties of the APA Coordinator will include but not limited to:

1. Providing industry guidance to ACCO’s to inform their PET delivery and selection criteria.

2. Promoting the APA to industry and securing sufficient first year employment

opportunities annually.

3. Overseeing the transition of eligible PET graduates into first-year employment, including

ensuring individuals are properly equipped and suitably inducted and that mentor

supports are in place.

4. Facilitating the participation of PET graduates at the annual KPCA Livestock Handling

Cup, to network with their training and broader industry peers.

5. Supporting participating workplaces to improve their WHS compliance, leadership skills

and workforce practices, to support a diverse workforce that includes, and effectively

retains, Aboriginal people.

6. Securing ongoing professional development opportunities for Aboriginal pastoral staff􀆯 at

mid to senior career levels.

7. Providing secretariat support

Job Requirements:

Desirable Requirements:

  • An understanding of the social, cultural and economic context of the Kimberley and Pilbara regions.

  • Experience preparing grant applications and/or leveraging funding from private enterprise.

  • Experience providing executive support to a Board/Committee.

  • Ability to self-motivate and work collaboratively in a team environment or autonomously.


  • The role is based in Broome and answers directly to the CEO of the KPCA.

  • The role requires frequently meeting with all stakeholders and working collaboratively with their staff􀆯.

  •  This role does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Job Benefits:

  •  The position has guaranteed funding until June 2026, with the likelihood of extension.

  •  The position is based in Broome, Western Australia.

  •  The annual salary is in the vicinity of $100-120,000 per annum plus standard superannuation contributions, dependent upon experience.

  •  The role is equipped with a vehicle, computer, mobile phone (or support for use of personal phone) and office.

  • The vehicle is predominantly for business purposes, however some private use may be allowable at the discretion of the CEO.

  • Four weeks paid annual leave per annum. 

  • There are no relocation costs available; and the role has no rental, housing or air-conditioning support or allowances.


The KPCA reserves the right to commence shortlisting and remove the job advertisement prior to this date.

Address your applications to Mrs Liz Campion, KPCA Po Box 3727 Broome WA 6725 Or via email to:

Applications should include:

  1. Your Resume

  2.  A cover letter addressing your capacity to meet the Key Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities and Job Requirements.


  • This is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders (Backpackers).

  • Applications without required skills and experience listed in the ad will not be considered.

KPCA 20240202 | CL 20240305

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