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Indigenous employment

Indigenous EmploymentSouthern Cross University (SCU) encourages Indigenous Australians to apply for vacancies at the University. We have a number of targeted positions and traineeships at the University to provide opportunities for Indigenous Australians and we are committed to:

  • Creating quality work opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Ensuring Indigenous perspectives in the workplace are understood and valued; and
  • Educating our employees to be culturally competent in this understanding.

We value the support and involvement of our local Indigenous community, particularly its involvement with Gnibi, our College of Indigenous Australian Peoples.

Our University is in the heart of the Bundjalung nation and with the assistance of members of the Bundjalung Elder's Council, SCU developed its first Indigenous Employment Strategy in 1995. Through our long term commitment to Indigenous employment we have been able to achieve some of the highest Indigenous employment figures in the Australian higher education sector.

Our Indigenous Employment Strategy aims to build on the positive work we have achieved to date and focuses on:

  • Initiatives aimed at creating career 'pathways' and developing Indigenous staff capacity;
  • Assisting managers and supervisors to develop their understanding of Indigenous cultural issues;
  • Building strong local community links, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, for improved work opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

A review of the strategy has been undertaken and the Report on the Indigenous Employment Strategy is now available to SCU employees.

Indigenous Australians interested in applying for a position at SCU are encouraged to contact HR Services for assistance and further information.