Indigenous employment

Indigenous employment

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which the University of Wollongong is situated. We pay our respects to Aboriginal Elders past and present, who are the knowledge holders and teachers. We acknowledge their continued spiritual and cultural connection to Country. ​

As we share knowledge, teaching, learning and research within the University we also pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country. 

The Aboriginal knowledges, cultures and values are embraced in our teachings across the University and in the way that we attract and retain our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff. UOW is committed to being an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with initiatives in place to increase opportunities through the recruitment, retention, promotion and development of Aboriginal people.

With the ongoing opportunities for professional development, Aboriginal staff can establish their career pathways with access to a wide variety of employment prospects, including secondment opportunities. This also allows UOW to build the capacity to drive the University’s future, for our students and our staff.

UOW recognises the collective nature and interconnectedness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities and offers generous working conditions in a great location, with sociable hours, family friendly policies, flexible work practices and culturally sensitive leave provisions, including cultural and ceremonial leave.

UOW is committed to achieving its 3% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment goal by developing and establishing opportunities and other initiatives targeted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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