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Inclusive workplace

Bring all of you to ECU.

We strive to be an inclusive university that values diversity and aims to create for students, staff and the broader community an environment free from discrimination.

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 attracting, recruiting and retaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees. Creating a workplace which is culturally aware and to providing support to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to maximise their potential.

Read our Reconciliation Action Plan for information about how we are working towards defined, measurable targets and goals that will benefit Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

See about vacancies and registering your interest to work with us.

ECU is proud to be one of fifteen Australian institutions to have received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2018. The Award recognises our commitment to creating a gender inclusive workplace and addressing unequal gender representation within work areas.  We are currently working on our four-year Action Plan.

ECU has again been successful in being recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the federal government Workplace Gender Equality Agency for three years in a row. This citation shows we are a leader in gender equality across seven focus areas including leadership; strategy and gender pay equity.

ECU has an ALLY network of staff who are sensitive toward and understanding of LGBTI people and challenges they may face. Staff trained as Allies are committed to calling out discriminatory behaviour or comments and supporting days of significance for the LGBTI community.

ECU is committed to employing people with disability in academic and professional staff positions and providing rewarding careers. It is our goal to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment. This includes making reasonable adjustments to accommodate changes to facilities, equipment, work practices or training that can help you do your job.

Our strategies for improving access and inclusion are contained in our Disability Action and Inclusion Plan 2016-2021

ECU works to support staff with family responsibilities by providing access to leave to care for sick children; flexible working arrangements; primary and secondary carer’s leave.

Parenting rooms are available on each campus. All rooms have received a 5 star rating from the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

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