Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship

Brisbane, Australia
02 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Diploma of Business

The University of Queensland

UQ is offering a great opportunity to combine work and diploma level study with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Program. 

UQ is proud to be offering trainees the opportunity to take the first step in their career through this 12 month traineeship which results in a Diploma of Business.   Trainee roles will be hosted across a number of various work areas, Faculties and Institutes of the University.

The University of Queensland is one of the nation's top three universities with a 45,500-strong student community and more than 7,500 academic and professional staff. Its major campuses are at St Lucia, Gatton and Herston, in addition to teaching and research sites around Queensland and Brisbane city. It is expected that these Traineeships will be at St Lucia although there may be opportunities at our Herston and Gatton campuses.

We’re looking for applications from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The University of Queensland is committed to providing employment and career opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Traineeship Program is part of a wider program to redress the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at The University of Queensland and is an equal opportunity measure under section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. All traineeship positions are identified positions and the occupant must be able to provide documentary evidence of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent as part of the application process.

The Role

As a trainee, your duties will look to reflect the requirements of a Diploma in Business.

The role provides an introduction to:

  • reception;
  • collection and distribution of mail;
  • maintaining stock levels of stationary and reordering when necessary;
  • answering phones and responding to emails;
  • responding to staff and student enquiries;
  • information gathering and reporting;
  • document and report generation using Microsoft Office and internal UQ systems; and
  • filing, copying and scanning.

Some roles will provide the opportunity to rotate through other areas of administrative work in larger University departments.

The Person

Ideally you will possess:

  • some previous work experience;
  • great communication skills;
  • enthusiasm, with a strong desire to learn and develop;
  • an eye for detail; and
  • the ability to work well with others.

Pay and conditions

This is a 12 month full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW 1 level. The salary will be in the range of $46,599.04 to $48,665.21 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5%.

You will enjoy great working conditions including 4 weeks leave per year; time allocated to complete your diploma study and a supportive team environment to help you to succeed. 

Position Description

Download File Administration Traineeship PD_2018.pdf

How to Apply

To be considered for this role applicants are required to submit:

  • A cover letter (one page maximum) that addresses the following two questions:

Why you are interested in applying for this Traineeship?

Why do you think you would be the best person for this Traineeship?

  • Your most recent Resume; and 
  • Relevant Confirmation of Aboriginality documentation.


To discuss this role or for help in applying please contact the Indigenous Employment Coordinator- Ashley Ibarra on +61 7 3365 2913, or email: indigenous_employment@uq.edu.au

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