Ochre Workforce Solutions is a full service recruitment and labour hire company which specialises in Indigenous employment. Ochre is also certified as a Registered Training Organisation which allows it to offer a range of nationally accredited training.  Ochre is a 100% indigenous owned business which is certified by Supply Nation

Ochre Success Roadmap

Ochre recruits, trains and finds employment for people in many of Western Australia’s industries including mining, resources, energy, warehousing, hospitality and tourism sectors. These industries provide a wealth of employment opportunities for plant operators, skilled and unskilled labourers, hospitality and administrative staff, and more.

If you’re an employer, or would like to gain the skills to enter one of these exciting industries, please contact us today.

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The iWork Jobsite functions in a similar way to other online job sites, with the exception that it specifically targets Aboriginal people.

iWork is compatible with most job posting software including Broadbean, eQuest and JobAdder.

iWork improves on the functionality of other job sites as it is the only job board where an employer can advertise a job nationally in a single step.

Engaging with job hunters via social media
We advertise every position FREE across our range of social media platforms, which combined have a total audience of 14,000 people.
Social media networking sites are a particularly powerful tool for reaching Aboriginal job hunters.

Founded in 2017, MainIE is a 51% Indigenous owned and managed fully integrated services and facility management contracting company, who have set a minimum target of 90% Indigenous workforce at all times.

MainIE, with the existing infrastructure, experience and expertise of both Main Industries and Ochre Workforce Solutions across NSW, Vic, Qld and now WA, will win direct contracts with their existing high profile clients as well as new clients through the Indigenous Procurement Policy and the many corporate companies who need to meet their RAP plan targets.

Our customers span across the commercial, government, educational, corporate, multi-site, office (major high-rise structures) and retail industries.

Main Infrastructure – Civil Works, Programmed Works

  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Telecommunications
  • Major Roads
  • Earthworks
  • Utility Installation
  • Roads and Carparks
  • Sporting field construction
  • Retaining walls
  • Water & sewerage infrastructure installation

Main Fire – Wet and Dry Capabilities

  • Annual, biannual Fire Safety Audits
  • Installation of sophisticated fire protection services for your asset
  • Label & Certify – passive fire and smoke containment
  • The handling and removal of asbestos doors and replacement

Main Environment – Land Management

  • Fauna and flora management
  • Contaminated land management
  • Cultural heritage site management
  • Coastal land management
  • Management of environmentally sensitive sites
  • Sports grounds preparation & ongoing maintenance
  • Waste Services
  • Turfing
  • Reactive landscape & grounds
  • Programmed landscape & grounds maintenance and upkeep
  • Vegetation clearing

MainIE falls under the Main Industries Management Systems:


Main Industries utilises an AS 4801 standard WHS Management System (WHSMS) in the delivery of our services. Since inception Main Industries, our parent company, has not incurred any Lost Time Injuries or had any Notifiable Incidents, reflecting the utmost importance of the safety culture within the business across all our divisions.


Quality is at the core of Main Industries’ values. Our team strives to incorporate quality controls into all aspects of our business. Main Industries operates a certified Quality Management System to ISO 9001.


Proactive Risk Management is a core element of our company’s work culture. Main Industries operates a Risk Management Framework compliant with ISO 31000.


Main Industries has documented and implemented an ISO 14001 standard Environmental Management System (EMS). Main Industries is conscious of its environmental footprint and implements strict environmental controls.

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Ochre Cleaning

We are a provider of an integrated property maintenance service offering, including contract cleaning, professional window cleaning, maintenance services, carpet steam cleaning, graffiti removal, grounds maintenance, general maintenance and asset cleaning.

Our customers will span across the commercial, government, educational, corporate, multi-site, office (major high-rise structures) and retail industries.


  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Window Cleaning
  • Carpet Steam Cleaning
  • Waste Management
  • Asset Cleaning
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • General Maintenance
  • Workshop/Warehouse Cleaning

Our mission is to assist the Federal Government of Australia to end disparity via strengthening partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through understanding, encouragement and active involvement within the commercial world. This will then lead to the empowerment of Indigenous people through employment.

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Founded in 2017, Ochre Traffic is a 100% Indigenous owned and operated Traffic Management Company, with a minimum of 90% Indigenous workforce at all times. Ochre Traffic Management is a subsidiary of Ochre Workforce Solutions, a full-service recruitment and labour hire company, specialising in Indigenous employment. Ochre is also certified as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), which allows us to offer a range of nationally accredited training programs and supply fully trained staff to a number of industries, including the traffic management industry.

Ochre Traffic aims to be a specialist in the WA and NSW traffic management sectors, delivering traffic management services within the scope of our own experience and capacity. Whilst we are striving for a 100% Indigenous workforce, we acknowledge that some management and supervisory roles are required to be filled with experienced people who have the capability to transfer their skills and knowledge onto our Indigenous workforce, who wish to aspire to become managers and supervisors.

Our services will include traffic management services around:

  • Major and minor intersection works
  • Dual lane reconstructions and lane closures
  • Traffic light installations
  • Curb reconstructions
  • Working with drainage crews
  • Working with road maintenance crews
  • Working with road specific contractors such as concreters and asphalters
  • Working with street scaping crews
  • Pruning works
  • Road reconstruction
  • Emergency call out work – eg flooding
  • One way to two way lane conversions
  • Road upgrading and preparation works
  • Special public events – eg Skyworks, Christmas Pageant, ANZAC Day parade, Red Bull Airshow, City to Surf,Carols by Candelight etc
  • Regional road works

Ochre Traffic is your Ultimate Traffic Management solutions for any situation.

The Ochre Traffic team have a commitment to provide a top quality traffic management service with a social conscience. We want to make a difference to the Indigenous unemployment problem and to ensure the safety of our employees and the public.

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  • Construction – Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Defence
  • Design & Construct – tanks, pipelines, roads, building, drainage, concrete, earthworks
  • Maintenance – Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, HVAC
  • Asset Management
  • EPC/EPCM delivery
  • Competency Assurance & Training
  • Skilled Labour

IPSA Holdings Australia delivers complex projects through skilled project management and project delivery to the Construction Industry, Resources Sector, Department of Defence and Governmental Departments. We recruit Indigenous businesses and employees into our experienced teams. IPSA closes the gap by mentoring and supporting all people in the delivery of reliable, successful and sustainable results

IPSA has successfully completed

  • Federal, State, Local Government Works
  • Defence Infrastructure Projects
  • Commercial Construction
  • Resources Infrastructure Projects
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  • e-Procurement portal for buyers of Indigenous businesses services and products
  • Pre-quaified supplier panels and categories
  • Dynamic drill down reporting transparency

The iSupply role will be to administer the lists of invited Indigenous businesses, who will be drawn from various sources Nationally, as well as provide additional capacity building services to the Indigenous businesses to maximise their opportunities to win Government and private sector work.

The specifically built technology behind iSupply is straightforward to use for both Buyers and Suppliers and is a powerful reporting tool. It offers a number of key features and functions that are truly unique which will provide several benefits to the buyer including:

  • Both National and State based sub-panels
  • A centralised location to find Indigenous businesses who have met the pre-qualification criteria and are ‘ready to do business’
  • Function to view and download all certified documents in the Indigenous Business’s profile
  • Comfort in knowing all risks have been assessed before the business was listed on the panels before releasing RFQ’
  • An end to end reporting system. At anytime the buyer can create reports detailing spend over any period of time, who the spend went to, what panels are getting the most spend, what businesses are getting the most spend, the turnaround time from RFQ to contract award, how many Indigenous people were employed to deliver the contracts and many other reporting types to suit the needs of the buyer.
  • Knowing that a process has been followed to ensure the authenticity of the businesses to maximise the return on investment back into the Indigenous community, therefore, eliminating the black-cladding element within the sector
  • There is no other system in place to service this fast growing sector which can provide a risk adverse way to do business with the Indigenous businesses of Australia whilst maintaining the alignment to assist the Government in their Closing the Gap, Ending Disparity and Indigenous Procurement Policy initiatives.
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Founding Member

Four leading Aboriginal business people recognised the need to provide clients with a trusted, experienced and diverse network of aboriginal businesses for construction projects across Australia and have come together to create the Aboriginal Construction Alliance.

Experienced and diverse network of Aboriginal businesses offering a unique solution for infrastructure projects Australia wide.

The Alliance uses its collective knowledge and expertise to manage the project delivery, risks and compliance in the Construction industry, resource sector and government agencies.

Mentors Indigenous businesses in project management and business skills.


Great to see training directly connected to a job. For to many years Aboriginal people have been trained with no guaranteed job at the end. Keep up the good work Joanne and the team.

Mark Anderson

This sounds like a fantastic initiative, congratulations. Looking forward to seeing this expand to more major cities and hopefully with employers looking to find talent above transactional roles! There are many thousands of our Mob with professional qualifications and experience wanting Indigenous centric roles beyond the regular offers. Wishing you continued success!

Matthew Compton

Well done Joanne. A lot of hard work, but highly rewarding. My nephew works as a trades trainer attached to a school in an Aboriginal community in remote NT. I visited there recently and saw some great things there he was doing to build skills and a career path for both boys and girls so they can get into a trade with local mines. Small steps but they give hope and offer a future to indigenous people. Bravo! 

Owen Erglis

Congratulations Joanne. You can be very proud of what you have achieved. It is a reflection on you and your Company. It also speaks volumes about the many indigenous labour hire contractors that represent Ochre Workforce Solutions at the cold face on a daily basis. 

Mark Parnell

Self-funded tech platforms help create the conditions for change. The number of Aboriginals participating in the workforce is expected to almost double by 2026 and new digital solutions are being created to promote employment, communication and diverse workplaces by Indigenous entrepreneurs. These game-changers have been flying under the radar, but gaining traction quickly as they launch their services to the world. Great article highlighting this emerging sector Joanne, and congrats on the wild success of iWork! 

Justine Kinney

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