Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara, as the First Nations owners of the lands where QUT now stands. We pay respects to their Elders, lores, customs and creation spirits. We recognise that these lands have always been places of teaching, research and learning. QUT acknowledges the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people play within the QUT community.

Working at QUT

QUT programs

QUT coordinates a series of university-wide events to showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island history, culture, community and talent. This program coincides with National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week and the Coming of the Light.

Reconciliation

We demonstrate a strong commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a history of leadership in Indigenous education.

Read more about Reconciliation at QUT

Staff initiatives

We offer a variety of support programs and initiatives:

  • Elder-in-Residence Program
  • Indigenous Australian Staff Network
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural and Ceremonial Leave
  • Indigenous Australian Staff Development Workshops
  • Indigenous Australian representation on university committees
  • targeted and identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander roles.

Other benefits

Additionally, a range of benefits are available including:

  • salary packaging
  • counselling services
  • private health insurance discount
  • discounted gym membership
  • fitness passport
  • wellness matters program
  • discounted travel insurance.
Learn more about the real benefits for working at QUT

QUT's Indigenous Australians Employment Strategy 2018-2021

QUT's Indigenous Australians Employment Strategy (IAES) outlines the University's approach and commitment to increasing employment and development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The IAES aims for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island staff representation to be at least three percent of the total workforce.

The intention of QUT's IAES is to build a high performing and sustainable cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics, researchers, professional and senior staff through a multi-faceted and coordinated approach. To achieve this QUT will invest in resources and strategies to attract, retain and support and develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent. This will be fortified by a workplace culture which understands, values and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.

View the Indigenous Australians Employment Strategy(PDF file, 2.8 MB)

More information

Contact QUT's Indigenous Employment Coordinator, Ms Angela Johnson: