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For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The University of Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, traditional custodians of the lands where Bruce Campus is situated. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and contribution they make to the life of Canberra and the region. We also acknowledge all other First Nations Peoples on whose land we gather.

Your opportunity

"The University of Canberra has consistently had the largest number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students of any ACT University. The University of Canberra boasts a growing number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professional and academic staff.

Working in Higher Education is a rewarding career as you play a role in the development of future Indigenous leadership. The University of Canberra plays an important role in the ACT’s Indigenous community developing our leaders of the future and is committed to leading the sector in equality, diversity, inclusion access and outcomes.

The University of Canberra boasts a collaborative and supportive culture for all staff with an informal Indigenous staff network. If you have a collaborative approach with a strong work ethic, we would love to hear from you.

You will enjoy working at UC because, every day we make a difference to Indigenous lives, families and communities. There is nothing better than the feeling that you have made a contribution to the success of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples."

Professor Peter Radoll
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous
Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Strategy

Positions vacant

We have six exciting opportunities.

OATSILS Business Manager

Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Strategy

Educational Designer (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specialisation)

Learning and Teaching

Student Engagement Advisor (two positions available)

Ngunnawal Centre

Indigenous Student Employment Advisor

Careers UC

Administrative Officer

Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Strategy

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advancement

The University of Canberra is committed to enhancing the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples in higher education. The University of Canberra strives to be both an educational provider of choice and an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To this end, we aim to align our policies, procedures, strategic and operational planning and our activities with the goal of making UC a welcoming and culturally safe place for Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander students and staff.

The Ngunnawal Centre

The Ngunnawal Centre has a distinctive place in the University of Canberra and plays a key role in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. It does this both directly and indirectly, by working with Faculties and central areas to form and achieve relevant plans and targets, and by engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

How to apply

We are keen to understand your career aspirations, experience and what would make a good work environment for you.

To find out more contact Abbey Want, Talent Acquisition Partner on 02 6201 2133 or

To register your interest please complete the expression of interest form with either your LinkedIn profile or up-to-date curriculum vitae.

Applications close Sunday 16th February 2020.

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University of Canberra

The University of Canberra is a young, ambitious university. Our leadership team is driving a vision for the future - we aim to be a global leader in educating professionals for the future through innovative teaching and diverse modes of experiential learning.

Our long-standing excellence in mission-oriented research will be fostered and, together with a renewed emphasis on entrepreneurship, will be woven inextricably in the University's education experience.

We will lead the sector nationally in equity, diversity, inclusion and access.


Named as one of the Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2018, Canberra offers a great lifestyle.

Canberra is Australian's premier university town, with more students studying either part-time or full-time per capita than any other Australian city.

Located in the suburb of Bruce, our beautiful campus boasts a blend of open space, tall trees and native wildlife.

We are the University of Canberra, for Canberra and from Canberra. UC is a highly active partner in the economic and social wellbeing of our local community.

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