Aboriginal Graduate Program - Project Officer (HEO 4)

University of South Australia (Adelaide SA, Australia) 11 days ago
  • Available to Australian Aboriginal graduates only
  • Full-time, two (2) year fixed term contracts
  • Competitive starting salary of $66,882 plus 17% superannuation

About the University

The University of South Australia is committed to improving the education and life opportunities of Australian Aboriginal People. UniSA was the first Australian University to make a public commitment to the achievement of reconciliation between Aboriginal Australians and non-indigenous Australians and in 2014 became the first University in South Australia to launch its own Reconciliation Action Plan. This commitment extends into all the University’s endeavors, including the recruitment and development of its workforce.

About the program

The Aboriginal Graduate Program is a two (2) year program, designed to develop graduates practical skills and experience, by building on theoretical knowledge gained through university studies.

Successful candidates will be offered the opportunity to embark on their professional career at UniSA, through a tailored program structure specifically designed to develop the necessary skills to succeed in their chosen career or to experience work areas across a broad range of career aspirations.

What to expect:

  • 2-year program
  • 6-month work rotations to develop your skills and explore different areas of interest across the UniSA metro campuses (City West, City East, Magill, and Mawson Lakes)
  • The Consultant: Aboriginal Employment and Development and a personal mentor support you throughout the program
  • Dedicated induction, training, and development opportunities
  • Competitive starting salary of $66,882 plus 17% superannuation
  • A workplace culture that is supportive and promotes equal opportunity
  • An excellent social and professional networking base with fellow graduates and the Aboriginal Staff Network

Skills and Experience

We are looking for graduates who:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria
  • Enjoy a challenge
  • Have excellent communication skills with a customer service focus
  • Have the ability to work well in a team
  • Are competent using computer programs
  • Are flexible and adaptable
  • Are proactive
  • Are willing to learn
  • Are interested in contributing to the University culture


UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Competitive salary negotiated under the Enterprise bargaining agreement
  • Generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Staff study support
  • A variety of leave arrangements including four weeks recreation leave per annum, plus additional time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day


You are welcome to apply for our 2021 Aboriginal Graduate program if you:

  • Are of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander  person
  • Are able to provide evidence to support your eligibility
  • Relevant tertiary qualification completed within the last 3 years or due for completion in the current year (2021).

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only.

Applicants will be contacted by the Consultant: Aboriginal Employment and Development to provide further information on the program and the selection process. For further information, please visit https://unisa.edu.au/grad-program/ .

Please address your cover letter to Deanne Hanchant-Nichols, Consultant: Aboriginal Employment and Development . For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 2669 .

Applications will remain open until positions have been filled. 

Applications for this position will only be considered from persons of Aboriginal descent, under special measures pursuant to Section 56 part 2 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984 (as amended) (SA) and the University of South Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy Yaitya Warpulai Tappa: Giving New Impetus to UniSA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy.


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