Curtin University of Technology

Curtin University of Technology

Advisor, Equity and Inclusion



Job Reference: 1210578

Equity and Inclusion Team

The Equity and Inclusion Team plays a key role in supporting equity students in achieving their version of success, from aspiration to employability, and fostering a sense of belonging. We celebrate the unique culture and traditions of First Nations people, as well as those of all members of our diverse community.

Your new role

We are seeking an Advisor, Equity and Inclusion to play a pivotal role in coordinating the implementation of the University's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP). You will engage with key stakeholders across the University to embed universal design into all aspects of the Curtin experience, while also supporting initiatives under the Student Equity and Inclusion Framework. In this position, you will have a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic team where your high-level communication skills and collaborative approach will contribute to shaping the student experience.

This role is a part-time, permanent position with a commitment of 22.5 hours a week over a minimum of 3 days, offering flexible hours and adaptable working arrangements.

In this role, you will:

  • Coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the University's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP).
  • Provide high level support and advice to University stakeholders on matters regarding universal design, the DAIP and student equity.
  • Ensuring the University's compliance with relevant legislation such as the Disability Services Act 1993.
  • Assist with implementing the Student Equity and Inclusion Framework.
  • Facilitate strategic stakeholder meetings with clear objectives and deliverables.
  • We are looking for (the ideal candidate):

  • Completion of a relevant degree qualification with considerable relevant experience; or extensive relevant experience in a diversity and inclusion or management of a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) (or similar) role; or an equivalent combination or relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Experience designing and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives in a large and diverse work environment.
  • Demonstrated awareness of contemporary issues relating to diversity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders and demonstrate cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • High level interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively as a team to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Experience coordinating, managing and evaluating a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (highly desired).
  • As this is a continuing (permanent) role, you will require permanent work rights in Australia to be considered. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Leanne Haggart, Manager, Equity and Inclusion on [email protected] . Why Choose Us? Our staff are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide Australia and the world with quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a friendly place where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are a part of everyday life.

    Our vibrant Bentley campus includes a gym, childcare, medical centre, art gallery, hotel, endless food options including a supermarket, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, accessible parking, and excellent public transport connections.

  • Global Excellence : Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Adaptable Work Environment : Embrace flexibility with a role based at our Bentley campus.
  • Rewards Beyond Salary : Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) and customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise.
  • Time Well-Spent : Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Curtin University Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus, access to Long Service Leave after 7 years of continuous service (65 days/13-week entitlement for full-time staff).
  • Recognition for Prior Service : Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.
  • Health and Wellness : Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin's wellbeing locations at https: //
  • For more information about our university visit www.

    Join us!

    Please provide a cover letter addressing the criteria within the job advert, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

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    Applications close: 2:30pm AWST on Tuesday, 28 May 2024.

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

    Job details


    Advisor, Equity and Inclusion


    Curtin University of Technology




    May 14, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 28, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    Curtin University is a future-focused university based in the scenic city of Perth, Australia, with additional campuses in regional Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

    The University is recognised for its strengths in teaching and research innovation, which is reflected in its standing as Western Australia’s top public university for graduate and postgraduate employment, according to the Good Universities Guide 2021.

    We were established in 1966 as the ‘Western Australian Institute of Technology’, before gaining university status and changing our name to ‘Curtin’ in 1987 in honour of the former Australian Prime Minister.

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