22 Sep 2021

Full Time Indigenous Administration Trainee (Identified position)

for RMIT University – Melbourne

Job Description



  • Fixed-term, full-time position for 1 year (Identified Indigenous role*)
  • Salary Level HEW 3 ($56,423 – 62,292 p.a + 17% Superannuation) with Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the RMIT City campus at the Office for Indigenous Education

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise and offers life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

About the Office of Indigenous Education and Engagement

RMIT is committed to becoming the education provider and employer of choice for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The Office is responsible for providing the leadership and strategic direction for RMIT’s whole-of-university approach to reconciliation and engagement efforts and activities.

About the role

The Indigenous Administration Trainee is responsible for providing administrative support and assistance to the Ngarara Willim Centre staff and students, and the Manager, Indigenous Student Education.

The role will support a range of activities including but not limited to coordination of meetings, maintenance of financial records, ordering supplies and stationery, liaison with students and general upkeep of the Ngarara Willim space.

About You

To be successful in this position, you’ll have as a minimum :

  • Knowledge of issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities regarding education and employment
  • Ability to organise and prioritise tasks, to show initiative and judgement and work to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated mature outlook with team orientation and ability to work autonomously.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills as well as proven strong computer literacy.
  • Commitment to continued learning and development.


The trainee will be required to undertake a Certificate III Business Administration online.

*This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 2010.

Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply .

Proof of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage will be required.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the position and click on the ‘ Apply ’ link below.

For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Nicole Shanahan, Manager Indigenous Student Education via email nicole.shanahan@rmit.edu.au

Applications close on Sunday 10 October at 11.55pm.


A relevant tertiary degree and /or extensive project and administrative expertise in a complex tertiary education or similar service environment.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity . When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest for this role.

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au with your request(s).

Applications Close:

10 Oct 2021 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak here .

How to Apply

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Job Locations: Melbourne.
Job Categories: Administration & Office Support.
Job Types: Full Time.
Job Tags: full time jobs for 50+, jobs for mature age, jobs for mature age workers, jobs for older workers, mature age jobs, mature age jobs Melbourne, older workers, and older workers jobs.
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