How we support diversity

ACU supports diversity through a number of employment strategiesAt ACU, we understand that fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace that supports diversity provides an enriching environment for both our staff and students, and we actively recruit with this in mind.

The University is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Gender Equality

ACU’s commitment to equality and supporting all of our staff is aligned with the University’s Mission and values. The University affirms this commitment through progressing the Gender Equality Strategy 2015-2020.

As a result of its leading workplace practices, ACU has been recognised as an exceptional employer that supports all staff to develop in their careers and to reach their potential.  In November 2015, the University was awarded an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation for a fourth consecutive year.

Equal Opportunity

Our Equal Opportunity Policy supports our commitment to ensure our employment and recruitment practices are fair, equitable and merit based.  ACU's Mission expresses our fundamental concern for social justice and underpins our strategy to promote an environment for our staff that is free from discrimination and harassment and provides equal access to opportunities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Employment

At ACU, we understand the importance of implementing proactive strategies to help redress the disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our recruitment practices seek to increase employment at all levels of the University. ACU supports prospective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment by encouraging both mainstream and targeted employment. Through pursuing the goals of the ACU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Employment Strategy 2015-2017, ACU is committed to being a leading-practice employer that provides a culturally inclusive space for staff. We aim to improve the employment and retention of staff and to encourage our staff to pursue professional development and career opportunities. Read more about our supports for staff. Watch a video series showing the stories of our staff.

Disability

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to embedding equal opportunity for people with disabilities into our policies and practices. Processes and initiatives are in place to facilitate people with disabilities gaining employment and reaching their potential in the University.
These include:

  • support and assistance for applicants as required during recruitment and selection
  • recruitment and selection processes based on merit
  • ongoing support and assistance, including reasonable adjustments to the workplace
  • the availability of flexible work practices
  • opportunities for training and development for all employees.