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Indigenous Student Advisor

Job No.:562107

Work type:Continuing

  • Full time
  • Continuing position
  • Located at our Bendigo Campus
  • Attractive Remuneration Package


The Indigenous Student Advisor provides developmental support to Indigenous students across our campuses, in conjunction with the broader advising profession.

About the position

The primary purpose of this position is to:

  • Responsible for independently monitoring, reviewing and developing procedures in own functional area. Able to cross specialist, organisational or functional boundaries to co-ordinate actions and propose initiatives.
  • Adapts procedures to fit policy prescriptions or uses theoretical principles in modifying and adapting techniques. This may involve standalone work or the supervision of others in order to achieve objectives. It may also involve the interpretation of policy which has an impact beyond the immediate work area.
  • Engage with the Indigenous educational community, to keep a breadth of current trends and opportunities. Including meeting attendance and reporting to Indigenous educational organisations including the LEACG and VAEAI, as directed by the Senior Manager, Indigenous Strategy, Education and Community Liaison.

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent cultural knowledge, experience and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, historical and contemporary issues affecting participation in education.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Indigenous Australian’s access, participation, retention and success in the higher education sector.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

How to apply

Closing date: By 11:55pm Sunday 28th August 2022

HR/Recruitment Enquiries; Email: recruitment@latrobe.edu.au

Position Description below:

Download File PD - HEO7 - Indigenous Student Advisor (Bendigo).pdf

The candidate

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only, as La Trobe University considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for the position under the 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).


Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume;

Please scroll down to apply.


La Trobe Cultural Qualities: 
We are Accountable, We are Connected, We are Innovative, We Care

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.



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