About Dubbo Opportunity Hub (DHUB)

DHUB is a program of support that works closely with the schools in Dubbo and Wellington to build the confidence and knowledge of Aboriginal students to achieve their desired career pathways.

We partner with local Elders and community leaders, local employers and various community agencies to help students progress in their chosen career pathway.

Our approach is collaborative, inclusive, respectful, focused, culturally aware, and flexible.

How will it help?

Member schools have access to the DHUB School Career Mentors and in-school sessions tailored to the needs of the Aboriginal student group.

The DHUB team can provide practical, appropriate, and positive support to each participant’s chosen path to success by: 

  • Connecting you to a mentor and supporting you every step of the way.
  • Finding local opportunities that align with your career aspirations,
  • Coordinating local employment, scholarships, internships and volunteer work.
  • Helping you create a career plan to get you where you want to go.
  • Offering in-school training and career workshop sessions.

DHUB Success Stories

Read real stories that have helped positively impact our participants, their families and communities through DHUB.

The SistaSpeak program aims to strengthen the mindset of young girls, teaching them skills such as resilience, expression, and self-care.

Jasmin connected with DHUB in February 2022, and wanted to achieve her dream of working in landscaping.

This short film features local Aboriginal Community members sharing their personal stories and challenges faced in their own journey.

How does DHUB work?

Once a school has become a DHUB Member, we meet with a core group of staff and school leadership to scope out a program of support and in-school session delivery.

Developed for the NSW Department of Education through the NSW Government’s OCHRE initiative (OCHRE: Opportunity, Choice, Healing, Responsibility, Empowerment), our DHUB team provides in-school sessions and out of school activities that builds a powerful sense of cultural identity and increases participation and performance in education.

Our in-school sessions focus on aspiration building, career pathway planning and setting up young people for successful and fulfilling employment.

Who can access DHUB?

Participants maybe eligible for this program if they:

  • Are of Aboriginal origin and;
  • Currently attend school between years 5-12 in Dubbo and Wellington member schools.
  • Have left school in the last 12 months.

We also partner with schools to add value to relevant existing programs or initiatives.

”Aboriginal students and youth are at the core of what we do. Their aspirations and needs will drive the work of DHUB. Bamara will work collaboratively and with focused effort to ensure they achieve a successful transition to a meaningful career and post schooling outcome, and we invite you to be a crucial part of that journey.”

David Liddiard OAM
Aboriginal Business Owner, Bamara

The DHUB difference  

DHUB is a whole community approach. We create links between schools, employers, training providers, support services and Aboriginal communities and work in partnership to find and create opportunities.  

Our focus is on: 

Coordination and linking current services
DHUB is not about creating a whole new program, it’s about coordinating and linking current services to provide opportunities to gain economic independence through education and employment.

Adding value
We add value to current programs and services, working with school leaders to identify and fill gaps.

Career pathway planning
DHUB provides in-school sessions that focus on aspiration building, career pathway planning and setting up for employment success.

Student aspirations 
We work to match opportunities to individual students’ aspirations and make beneficial and positive connections. We work to build respectful and strong connections with parents and caregivers. Our foundation partners come from education, community, and industry backgrounds to ensure our work aligns with the local community.

Where you can find us

Whether you want to learn more about our services or from a local school interested in a DHUB membership, we’re here to help. 

35A White Street, Dubbo NSW 2830 

Opening Hours 
Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm 

Office Contact Number
1300 012 476

Email Address

How to get started

Our team is ready to help you with any questions you may have. Please fill out the form below and one of our team members will be in touch with you to discuss your options.

Alternatively, you can reach out to our Customer Service team by calling 1300 012 476.