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Business Project Officer - Aboriginal Graduate (HEO 4)

Targeting recent Aboriginal graduates from the University of South Australia, University of Adelaide and Flinders University who are ready to embark on their professional career.

As part of the Yaitya Warpulai Tappa 2018-2021 Aboriginal Employment Action Plan, UniSA is committed to position itself as an employer of choice for Aboriginal People by 2025.

What does the UniSA Graduate Program offer?

UniSA is committed to providing its students with opportunities to build on the graduate qualities and competencies acquired at university so they can gain a solid foundation for their career. As part of the university's commitments to the Reconciliation Action Plan and Yaitya Warpulai Tappa, two positions have been allocated to recent South Australian University graduates from the University of South Australia, Flinders University and the University of Adelaide of Australian Aboriginal descent.

What training and support will graduates receive?

Following the recruitment process, selected graduates with excellent academic records in a relevant business, commerce or management stream will be offered fixed term contracts for two years as a Graduate. Other degrees with appropriate majors will also be considered. Each Graduate will rotate through a range of business areas to achieve a broad skill set and an understanding of the business aspect of the University. The rotations will be across the University’s Adelaide campuses. During the final six months, you will be supported and encouraged to apply for longer term positions within UniSA.

Your experience with UniSA as your employer will be supported by an extensive induction program and includes: 

UniSA is keen to support Aboriginal staff. Your induction will also include:

We will present Cultural Safety workshops to assist other employees to understand Australian Aboriginal culture and history and to ensure equity and cultural safety in the workplace. In addition to the skills you develop on the job by direct involvement in projects linked to the host work area, you will have access to professional development programs (including online programs) which will help you build your professional profile, skills and capabilities. Where a need for further development in IT skills is identified, you will have access to IT online training.


How to apply

To apply, please submit an application through our Working at UniSA website. Applications for the 2021 positions will open in December 2020.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Deanne Hanchant-Nichols
Consultant: Aboriginal Employment and Development
People, Talent and Culture

Applications will only be considered from current or previous students who have graduated from the University of South Australia, University of Adelaide or Flinders University in the two years preceding their application or who will graduate by the middle of the year in which they begin the program. Additionally, pursuant to Section 56 part 2 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (as amended) (SA) applications are invited from Australian Aboriginal people only. You will be required to provide evidence of your Aboriginal heritage in your online application form.

UniSA Aboriginal Engagement

UniSA has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to Aboriginal engagement through its founding act and important initiatives such as the Aboriginal Taskforce, Australia’s first Aboriginal Tertiary Program, and Aboriginal Studies programs.