Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
We offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people dedicated support services in exploring and securing employment and career opportunities with ECU.
Our Indigenous Employment Co-ordinator, Melanie King, is committed to working with you to match your career aspirations with what we have on offer. Melanie also helps mentoring Indigenous Australian staff and developing ECU’s networks and relationships with the Indigenous communities we serve.
In addition to our mainstream employment opportunities, we offer a range of alternative pathways:
- Aboriginal school based traineeships for high school students;
- non-school based traineeships, full-time or part-time;
- cadetships, enabling higher education study or work at ECU; and
- tutoring for students via the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme as part of our Kurongkurl Katitjin, Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research.
We also have vocational partners (community-based organisations) that assess and present candidates to the University for potential employment or training entry.
We have established strong relationships with the communities and schools close to our campuses for our school based traineeships, particularly on the Mooro land in Joondalup and Jinjeejerdup land (which is pronounced jin-gee-jer-dup, meaning ‘place of the honey eater’) in Mount Lawley.