Two-Way Mentoring Program

The Rio Tinto Two-way Mentoring Program has a clear purpose of bringing an Indigenous perspective to the organisation and its operations by providing Indigenous Support Services to all Indigenous employees. These services are designed to create a culturally supportive and inclusive workplace that fosters a culture of understanding and support for Indigenous employees. The Two-way Mentoring program is an important part of the services offered by the Indigenous Leadership team and plays a crucial role in supporting the organisation’s commitment to building a culture of understanding and support for Indigenous employees.  

Note: This is a private program for Rio Tinto employees only. This page is password protected by ETMP. If you are an employee of Rio Tinto and require access please refer to your induction email with the password for your cohort. If you’re having issues with gaining access contact us here.

Crucial Workplace Conversations

When stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions start to run strong, casual conversations transform into crucial ones. Explore and learn a variety of communication and personal awareness concepts that set the foundation for intentional and respectful crucial conversations.

WEX 2023

WEX aims to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the Australian Government. WEX does this by bringing year 10, 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to Canberra and provides them with hands-on exposure and information about job opportunities and career pathways in the Australian Government. WEX is delivered in a way that is appropriate for participants’ age, culture and interests and respects Canberra’s traditional owners.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Last year, the Australian government announced a new health study called the Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study (IHMHS). The IHMHS will run over three years from late 2020 to 2023 and comprise surveys of health, nutrition and physical activity, and an optional biomedical survey. Similar to the Australian Health Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in 2011-13, the IHMHS will provide an opportunity to measure Australia’s health, including providing a picture of the health and wellbeing of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The results will be useful in helping to inform policy, services and programs supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to live healthier lives.


ETMP has been involved in the development, delivery and evaluation of the WEX Program since 2015. During this time ETMP has worked in partnership with the Australian Government to design a program for Indigenous students to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for the role of the Australian Parliament and its connection and working relationship with the Australian Government.