Diversity and inclusion at CASA

We strive to create a work environment that is inclusive and free from discrimination, harassment, and bullying.

The diversity of our talented team brings new and fresh perspectives to tackle complex problems.

Our active membership with the Diversity Council of Australia gives employees access to:

  • exciting events
  • comprehensive resources
  • unrivalled expertise across the diversity and inclusion spectrum.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

We recognise we live and work on Country.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands our offices are located and the places we travel for work.

We are strongly committed to the National Agreement on Closing the Gap and reconciliation through our active membership with Reconciliation Australia.

We have also launched our Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan.

The Stretch RAP sets out initiatives crucial to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

We recognise the immeasurable contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees make to the fabric of Australian society and the Australian workforce. We walk together in partnership with the Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Strategy 2020-24 and have set a target of achieving a 5% Indigenous workforce.  


We support a gender balance across all levels and job types and make sure that women develop and participate. We achieve this by:

  • actively promoting flexible work practices including part-time roles and home-based work
  • providing facilities that support women in the workplace returning from parental leave
  • promoting the achievements of women in leadership
  • providing access to both paid and unpaid parental leave, including paid leave for supporting partners.

Our goal is to have a workforce made up of 40% women by 2026, with a second target of 30% for women in operational roles.

People with a disability

We strive to remove real or perceived barriers in the workplace.

We support a range of programs and initiatives aligned to the APS Disability Employment Strategy 2020-25. Our target for employees living with disability is 7% by 2025.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process and throughout an employee’s CASA career. This helps enable employees to reach their full potential.

We have an ongoing partnership with Australian Network on Disabilities to help us become disability confident. We are committed to building our knowledge and skills to create an accessible and inclusive workplace.

Our continued participation in the Access and Inclusion Index provides us with key insights to our progress and a pathway forward to constantly improve.

People that identify as LGBTIQA+

We provide a work environment based on respect and trust, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.

We support members of the LGBTIQA+ community and encourage membership in our staff diversity networks.

People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

We understand people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds increase capability and deepen cultural understanding. This helps to build effective relationships with counterparts and allies.

Diversity Networks

We have employee networks that provide safe spaces to celebrate diversity and build a sense of community.


Halide Aydogan

I’m Halide and I joined CASA as a senior airworthiness specialist in June 2023. I was attracted to CASA because of the opportunity to work with emerging technologies and civil aviation.

I like learning new things, and I am always looking forward to opportunities for continuous learning.

I believe working in emerging technologies will allow me to learn about new things which make our lives easier, and the progress will never stop.

I am in a new role, within a new team. We develop airworthiness policies related to advanced air mobility, type certified remotely piloted aircraft systems, sustainable fuel sources (including electric propulsion and hydrogen-powered aircraft) and novel human-machine interfaces. We also collaborate with other regulatory authorities, industry, and internal stakeholders.

Outside of work I am pursuing my PhD through in Aerospace Engineering. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I like yoga and house renovating and want to learn woodworking.

Scott Jacovou-Johnson

I’m Scotty JJ, Team Leader for Diversity & Inclusion based in the Brisbane office.

I joined CASA on a non-ongoing contract in May 2013 before becoming a permanent, full-time employee in August the same year. Since that time, I’ve had the great pleasure to work in CASA’s talented training team as a training content developer and facilitator, and more recently as Team Leader in the diversity area.

As a teenager my aviation interest was piqued when I spent four years as a member of the Australian Air League. One of my most memorable adventures was sitting in the co-pilot seat of a small Cessna flying from Bathurst into Sydney airport at sunset – magical.

CASA is a great place to work. You are surrounded by people that are passionate about aviation and our work genuinely makes a positive contribution to the Australian and international aviation industry, and the achievement of CASA’s ‘Safe Skies for All’ vision.

Working with our dedicated inspectors and technical aviation staff has continued my passion for our industry. If you are looking for a career opportunity with meaning and purpose, then CASA may be the right place for you.

Last updated:
8 Sep 2023
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//about-us/careers/diversity-and-inclusion-casa
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