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Indigenous Engagement Officer

Date: 16-Mar-2023

Job Location: Cairns, QLD, AU

Company: Central Queensland University

About this Opportunity


  • Fixed Term (until 31.01.2024), Full Time
  • Indigenous Student Engagement
  • CQUniversity Cairns
  • Higher Education Worker Level 5
  • Total Remuneration $85,930 to $96,549 pa (including salary of $72,528 to $81,586 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading) 


This is an identified position and applicants must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person.  

Join an organisation with an unbreakable belief that quality education, training and research should be available to everyone – regardless of background, location or life circumstances.

Working at CQUniversity


Boasting global partnerships with a student-focused outlook, our innovative approach within dual sector education has proudly afforded us the highest share of students from first-in-family, Indigenous, low socio-economic, mature-age or disadvantaged backgrounds than any other Australian university.


The Indigenous Student Engagement team is located within the Student Success Division. We support learning and wellbeing journey of students by providing the first point of contact for current and prospective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students seeking information, referral and advice about services, courses and support available at CQUniversity.


In this role, you will support and contribute to the development, planning and implementation of Indigenous specific pathways projects and build strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders with the aim to increase the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult learners. You will be a high-involvement team member who enjoys working in a participative and empowered environment and will collaborate and cooperate with other departments to achieve positive business outcomes.

Position Requirements


  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies, and the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
  • An understanding of equity and social justice principles.
  • Knowledge of or ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of the Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) and its current guidelines.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the operation of Microsoft Office Software, web browsers and online Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
  • Using well-developed written communication skills including ability to prepare quality and accurate documentation. 
  • Knowledge or the ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of CQUniversity’s policies, procedures, and current legislation relevant to the higher education sector. 
  • Using excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and experience in dealing with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. 

Special Measures


CQUniversity is committed to the improvement of employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The aim of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Career Development Strategy is to address the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across all CQUniversity campuses.  The filling of this position is intended to constitute an equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). This position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Position Description


For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description.

Apply today for a career that changes lives


Applications Close: 11:59pm, Sunday, 9 April 2023


Job Requisition ID: 3047


Contact Details: 


Leonie Taylor

(07) 4930 6591


When submitting your application, please include:


Your Current CV or Resume, and a 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position.


Please note, applicants for the position must have full time work rights.


CQUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and CQUniversity’s domestic and international student graduates with post-study work rights are encouraged to apply.