The employment of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people is a core component of the University of Tasmania's Strategic Plan of Aboriginal Engagement (SPAE). The building of the Indigenous workforce is recognised as a key enabler of broader improvements in higher education outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
The visible presence of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander academics within the teaching and research staff of a university across disciplines reflects back to Indigenous under-graduate and post-graduate students that the institution recognises and values Indigenous knowledge and high-quality teaching and learning content.
The University of Tasmania aims to increase recruitment of academic and non-academic FTE Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff per annum so that Indigenous staff make up two percent of academic FTE staff and two percent of non-academic FTE staff by 2020.
The below websites contain a variety of employment opportunities. They consist of both Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified positions and non-identified positions. The internal positions cover all positions at the University of Tasmania, the external website links are primarily focused on research positions however, contain other positions too.
- Australian Research Council
- CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
- Health Infonet
- Indigenous Careers.gov
- National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
The University of Tasmania provides Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students with access to a number of internships internally and externally. Riawunna Centre for Aboriginal Education can assist with any specific student internship inquiries. Additionally, the following websites are useful for accessing Indigenous student internships and developing workforce capabilities:
- UTas CareerHub
- CareerTrackers: Indigenous Internship Program
- Aurora Internship Program
- Indigenous Graduate Program
For further information regarding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander employment at the University of Tasmania, please visit the Human Resources - Aboriginal Employment Coordinator webpage.