ACU supports employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by encouraging the use of identified and targeted positions. An identified position is one that will engage with Aboriginal and Torrres Strait Islander students, staff, community or policy and strategy within the university. Targeted positions utilise the mainstream recruitment process however advertise/promote the position more broadly using channels aimed at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

All of our employment opportunities can be found at Careers at ACU.

Meet some of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff

To date, ACU has Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in diverse careers such as:








Equity Pathways

Media and Communications

Research Assistant

Manager Campus Operations 

Administration Officer


Librarian Technician


Recruiting guide for managers and supervisors

There is also a recruiting guide which provides handy information on providing support and a culturally safe workplace for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.


At all levels of employment the National Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment provides support structures to assist induction, career development and ongoing staff engagement, which includes:

  • Assisting to develop position descriptions for targeted and or Identified roles
  • Offering specialised induction for manager or supervisor and staff member
  • Undertaking ongoing support for manager or supervisor  and staff member
  • Assisting staff in seeking mentoring support or a workplace buddy
  • Exploring suitable and appropriate career development opportunities including additional entitlement to study leave
  • Facilitating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff quarterly network meetings to share information and to learn from each other
  • Tailored Cultural Awareness Workshops
Page last updated on 23/01/2020

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