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First Nations employment

Let UniSQ be a chapter in your story. 

At UniSQ, we are committed to empowering First Nations peoples to take their rightful place in teaching, research, and enterprise. This means providing meaningful employment and career development opportunities for First Nations peoples across all areas of the University. Working at UniSQ means being part of a safe, diverse, and inclusive environment – one where you will be personally and professionally supported every step of the way.

As a First Nations employee, you have access to a range of initiatives that aim to support you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. You have opportunities to participate in person-centred strength-based development programs which may support your working or personal life. Take some time to hear some of the First Nations stories at UniSQ.

First Nations employees are entitled to ten (10) days paid and fifteen (15) days unpaid leave per calendar year for you to participate in cultural and ceremonial practices and responsibilities.

Employees of UniSQ have the flexibility of substituting the Australia Day public holiday for another day within the same calendar year.

UniSQ provides cultural training on First Nations cultural issues and practices, so that employees can foster an environment that acknowledges and respects the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and protocols.

Our progress as a result of the First Nations Strategic Workforce Framework 2024-2025 demonstrates our commitment toward improving cultural awareness and education.

Located at our Toowoomba campus is the Gumbi Gumbi Gardens which help us develop a better understanding of local Indigenous heritage, and acknowledge the culture and contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders make to our region.

The First Nations Employee Support Network provides you with the opportunity to meet and develop professional and personal relationships with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees.

Natural settings of our campuses provide a relaxed atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of working in the city.

We recognise the impact UniSQ have on Country and acknowledge that these lands always have, and always will be, places of teaching and learning.

Awaiting you is an abundant of professional development resources such as career planning tools, coaching and mentoring, educational programs, training and the UniSQ Study Assistance Procedure for those that want to explore their tertiary education.

We have a number of strategies and plans in place to support Cultural Safety, educational, employment, development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at UniSQ.

These include:

We are also committed to producing significant research which focuses on working with regional communities to develop shared narratives – past, present and future.

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If you need more support when applying for a job or would like to talk to someone once you are a part of the team, please contact us.  We can provide tailored advice relevant to your situation and assist in directing you to other areas of the University for additional support.

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