(SCP615) - Indigenous Liaison Officer

(SCP615) - Indigenous Liaison Officer

18 May
Swinburne University of Technology

18 May

Swinburne University of Technology


We are currently seeking a customer-focused individual to join our Indigenous Student Services team in the Moondani Toombadool Centre as an Indigenous Liaison Officer. In this role, you will support all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, including Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE), with the aim to enable and enhance educational opportunity, retention and positive graduate outcomes while working alongside Swinburne staff to progress the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

Reporting to the Manager Indigenous Student Services, you will work closely with a wide range of university academic, educational and administrative staff, to ensure the provision of an effective and efficient service.

You will work directly with students through their student journey - from pre-enrolment advice and assist with pathways to further study or employment and scholarship applications. Some key initiatives that you will have the opportunity to be involved in include working closely with indigenous organisations and community to assist in the development and implementation of recommendations for Indigenous VET programs, and to support the delivery of Indigenous programs in PAVE.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Draw on international best practice to develop and implement a partnering framework to scope, develop, manage, monitor and review University-wide partnerships with our Engagement team. Working collaboratively across the University, our Engagement team draws together and coordinates expertise to generate, design and implement a wide range of strategic engagement projects. We have a blended mix of industry, community and alumni expertise.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

- Relevant degree or diploma, or demonstrated extensive experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in an education/training setting

- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in contemporary Australian society

- Proven ability to communicate sensitively and effectively, including the requirement for proper negotiation and consultation, with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples on matters relevant to the delivery of education services

- Experience in providing mentoring and support services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in post compulsory education and training

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.

How to apply and further information

At Swinburne, we celebrate our diverse culture and the strength this brings to our workforce. We are committed to our Indigenous Employment Strategy and are therefore seeking to increase the representation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples within the University, where traditionally they have been under-represented. Specifically, the Engagement department would like to grow the Indigenous workforce to further enhance the capability within these disciplines. 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.

For this role, it is a genuine occupational requirement that the incumbent must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander as authorised under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

To find out more about our Indigenous Employment Strategy please visit: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/our-university/indigenous-matters/reconciliation-action-plan/

To view the position description or to start an application please click on apply or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Vicky Peters, (Manager, Indigenous Student Services) on 03 9214 3677 or via email at [email protected]

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on [email protected]

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at [email protected] For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact [email protected]

Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, [email protected] Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 6 June 2021.

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