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Swinburne University of Technology

2 Luton Lane
Hawthorn, Vic, Australia

Phone: 392145075
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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer


Job Description:

  • Diversity, Organisational Development
  • HEW 6, $74,894 - $80,845 plus 17% Superannuation
  • Full-time, ongoing position, Hawthorn location

About Swinburne 
Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

About the job
The focus of this position is to contribute to the delivery of the University’s activities workforce targets under Swinburne University’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
Reporting into the Diversity Manager, this position will work across People and Culture and will form strong working relationships with key stakeholders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student and staff engagements across Swinburne to enable the organisation to attract, retain and develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent, in line with Vision 2025. 

Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will therefore only consider applications from suitably qualified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates for this position. 

Only Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander peoples can apply.

For more information on the Reconciliation Action Plan, please

Skills and experience
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:
  • A degree with subsequent relevant experience; or extensive experience and specialist expertise or broad knowledge in technical or administrative fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • The ability to build networks and partnerships with diverse groups of people; to work collaboratively to achieve shared objectives and effectively handle conflict
  • The ability to gain the support and commitment of others to progress Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, retention and/or development initiatives
A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.
To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

Pursuant to the Swinburne University Reconciliation Action Plan, the incumbent in this role will be entitled to a one off allocation equivalent to 20% of the staff member's salary for Professional Development activities.

How to apply
The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please note, your responses can be drawn from your community, volunteer, study, personal and work experiences.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Tara Waller on +61 3 92143733. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 1st December.


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Hawthorn, Vic, Australia


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer


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$74,894 - $80,845 plus 17% Superannuation