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Our strength is in the diversity of our people. Their knowledge, passion and commitment is essential to the University of Melbourne’s success.

The University of Melbourne is committed to becoming a leading employer of choice for Indigenous Australians; we currently have over 130 Indigenous staff working in Academic and Professional roles. We encourage applications from Indigenous Australian graduates and a select number of positions in the graduate program have been allocated for Indigenous Australians.

New staff are invited to join the Indigenous Staff Network, which meets on a bi-annual basis to support and connect with one another.

Our Indigenous employees can access the support of a dedicated Indigenous employment officer based at Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development, whose purpose is to make an enduring contribution to Indigenous Australia through the transformative impact of education and employment for Indigenous Australians who come to study or work at the University of Melbourne.

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and require further information or support preparing your application, please contact [email protected]. To find out about Indigenous Employment more broadly at the University of Melbourne, please contact the Indigenous Employment Officer [email protected].

Indigenous Employment Framework

The University of Melbourne’s Indigenous Employment Framework 2018-2021 is the University’s key  driver for the advancement of Indigenous staff recruitment and retention across the University. The Framework sets a broad range of goals that the University aims to meet by 2021 and outlines the associated implementation plan. 

Reconciliation Action Plan

The University of Melbourne’s vision for reconciliation is for a wholistic, inclusive and two-way relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians based on mutual responsibility and respect. 

The first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was developed in 2010 to provide a clear vision for the implementation of measures to contribute to reconciliation. The RAP is an evolving commitment; the most recent edition of the RAP was published in 2018 after extensive consultation with community Elders and University stakeholders.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. 

The University of Melbourne is an equal opportunity employer and our recruitment process focuses on essential skills and abilities. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The University values its people and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent. We actively promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and do not discriminate based on age, sex, carer or parental status, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristics. We are committed to supporting our employees to balance their work and life commitments.

If you have a disability and require additional support or adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please contact [email protected].

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