South Australia

Certificate III in Business Administration

Employer: Department of Child Protection 

A proud Warlpiri and Pertame descendant from Yuendumu and Alice Springs, Clarice Goddard joined the Department for Child Protection through its Aboriginal Traineeship Program, where she completed a traineeship in administration.

Having lived in cities, small towns and communities, Clarice has been exposed to many of the issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, especially children and young people. She credits her background with helping her find purpose in her career.

Clarice made it her mission to learn from senior administration team members in her work area. When she finished her traineeship, Clarice was offered a permanent position with the department’s Far North Far West Regional Office.

Clarice seizes all available opportunities to take on leadership roles, both in and out of work. She has represented her department at the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Conference, the NAIDOC SA Ball, the Santos Power Cup and the Reconciliation SA Apology Breakfast. In 2020, Clarice helped organise state-wide Aboriginal training for the department’s Indigenous staff members.