Careers at Federation University

Federation University Australia is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion.

As part of this, our employment practices include the provision of reasonable adjustments/flexible working arrangements as required, particularly for staff with disability or carer responsibilities.

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Administrative Assistant (Indigenous traineeship)

Job no: 851447
Campus: Mt Helen Campus, SMB Campus
Categories: Professional/General
School/Area: Federation TAFE

  • Federation TAFE – Ballarat Campus
  • Full-time, fixed-term appointment for two years
  • National Training Award Wages will apply plus up to 17% superannuation

In accordance with the University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ Workforce Strategy, Policy and Procedure; and under Special Measures Section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010; the University has designated this position as a targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ position.  Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People can apply.

Federation University has a strong commitment to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to undertake a traineeship. We believe skills and education can change lives and that traineeships open doors to incredible careers.  Your traineeship will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification and the experience needed to succeed when first starting or relaunching your career.

About the role

You will assist the Executive team in the Office of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Vocational Education and Training at Federation TAFE in providing a range of administrative functions.

You will work collaboratively with staff to deliver quality administrative services such as diary and email management, take minutes/notes and coordinate meetings and workshop bookings and assist the team with general enquiries, You will also support the coordination of TAFE-wide events, including professional development week and TAFE Awards for Excellence.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our university and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked University in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment.

About you

Reporting to and receiving mentoring from the Manager, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Vocational Education and Training, you will have interest in administration and customer service duties as well as knowledge of some IT software. You will have great initiative accompanied by excellent time management interpersonal and organisational skills. You will also have a commitment to undertake structured job training and complete an accredited Certificate III or IV in Business (Office Administration).

All University positions delivering education and/or services to children must hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC). Please refer to the position description for WWCC requirements.

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 11 December 2022.

Applicants are required to submit a resume.

To view the Position Description, please click here:   ' 851447 '.pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Senior Consultant, Indigenous Workforce on or phone 03 5327 9786.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter.

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance webpage.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.


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