External Employment Opportunities

Early Childhood Teacher, 4-5 year old kindergarten - Yappera Children's Services

Position Hours: Part time 22.5 – 26.5 hours per week

Position Duration: 3 month probationary - 12 month fixed term contract arrangement

Salary: Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Assistants Agreement 2009 (VECTAA) – Classification Level determined upon years of experience.

The Early Childhood Teacher position is responsible for the planning, development and provision of a high quality, culturally responsive and inclusive Kindergarten Program for children enrolled.

For more information, see the position description below. Aplications can be made in writing, faxed, or emailed to Stacey Brown:

PO Box 123, Northcote VIC 3070
Fax Number: (03) 9480 0690
Email Address: admin@yappera.com.au
Phone: (03) 9416 8787

Position description


Volunteer (various roles) - Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

VALS has volunteer opportunities available from July 2016. If you have a passionate interest in social justice issues, have a demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse communities and a demonstrated understanding of the issues facing Victorian Aboriginal communities we encourage you to apply.

Positions are available in civil, family and criminal law areas, as well as the community justice programs area and social justice policy area. You must be able to:

  • Commit to one day a week for a minimum of 6 months,
  • Hold a full Victorian drivers licence, and
  • Be committed to ensuring the rights of Victorian Aboriginal communities are protected.

For more information, and to apply, see the VALS website here


Manager - Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre

This is a unique opportunity to take the lead in operating and further developing the highly successful Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre within Melbourne Museum. This position is also responsible for developing and enhancing partnerships between Aboriginal communities and Museum Victoria and for contributing to exhibition development and educational and visitor services.

Critical to this position will be your proven record of involvement with Aboriginal communities, your record in promoting Reconciliation and your understanding of community expectations regarding cultural heritage issues.

This position is only available to people who identify themselves as Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander.

Applications close Friday 17th June 2016. For more information see the website here, or please contact Tim Hart on 03 8341 7771.


Indigenous Student Advisor - Swinburne University

       Outstanding opportunity at a reputable University that is committed to innovative education, strong  industry engagement and social inclusion 

       Salary range: $72642-$78414 plus superannuation

       Full time, fixed term position until 31 December 2017

       Based at the Hawthorn Campus

A newly created opportunity for a dynamic, student focussed individual to undertake the role of Indigenous Student Advisor. The focus of this role is to work with Swinburne’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through their student journey - from pre-enrolment advice, through to post graduate studies and assist with pathways to further study or employment and scholarship applications. 

   This critical role requires the successful applicant to demonstrate the following: 

  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander societies and cultures
  • An understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in contemporary Australian society and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Experience in providing mentoring and support services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in post compulsory education and training.

 A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

At Swinburne, we celebrate our diverse culture and the strength this brings to our workforce. We are committed to our Indigenous Employment Strategy and are therefore seeking to increase the representation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples within the University, where traditionally they have been under-represented. Specifically, the Department of Health, Science, Education and Social Sciences would like to grow the Indigenous workforce to further enhance the capability within these disciplines.  Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will therefore only consider applications from suitably qualified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates for this position. For further information on this position and to submit your application, please visit http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/jobs/ by 5pm, Friday 8 July, 2016.