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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities

We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees. ECU recognises the traditional owners of the land on which its campuses stand, as well as recognising their position in Australian culture and history. We are committed to creating a workplace which is culturally aware and to providing support to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to maximise their potential.

Come and work for us

Register your Expression of Interest for roles that may become available in the future.  This expression of interest will be held on file for a period of six (6) months and actively matched against any suitable position that may arise during that time. 

Email your expression of interest to alternately you can contact our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Co-ordinator on 08 6304 2447 who can work with you to match your career aspirations with what we have on offer. 

ECU offers a range of alternative pathways:

  • Cohort initiative - launched in 2013, this initiative provides support to the employee to develop and meet their career stages, whilst working with a team that is culturally aware 

  • Traineeships - positions available while you are studying (typically a certificate at TAFE) and working in a University environment. While studying you will receive paid employment.

  • School-based traineeship - this will allow you to start paid employment while still at school and provides a great opportunity to start preparing for your future

  • Advertised vacancies - visit our Employment opportunities page to see current vacancies. You can also email your expression of interest to

  • Vocational partners (community-based organisations) that assess and present candidates to the University for potential employment or training entry

ECU has 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.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Expressions of Interest are currently being accepted if you would like the opportunity to be considered for future Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.  These are offered to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who has completed the requirements of a PhD, or other research doctorate, within the last five years.  The fellowship provides an opportunity to establish a research career and build a research profile, working with highly qualified researchers and research facilities. 

For more information contact our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Coordinator.

Dr Mick Adams was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow in 2015 as part of the campaign.

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