People are at the centre of our mission. We have long understood and valued the contributions of those who work at ACU with such passion and commitment. 

Our workplace culture is inclusive and respectful, and we embrace diversity in all its forms. We recruit the best talent so that both our staff and students can reach their full potential. We want our people to see ACU as a wonderful place to work and grow.

We welcome staff of all abilities to join us and are committed to growing the numbers of staff from diverse backgrounds. 

Equity, diversity and inclusion

ACU’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and supporting all staff is aligned with our mission and values. We affirm this commitment through our People Plan (PDF), our Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Framework (PDF), and our Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) (PDF).

As a result of our leading workplace practices, ACU has been recognised as an exceptional employer that supports staff to develop in their careers and to reach their full potential.

Understand our gender equality, diversity and inclusion strategy

Equal opportunity

Our Equal Opportunity Policy supports the principle that staff are selected or promoted according to merit, diversity is embraced and our people are paid equally for work of equal or comparable value.

ACU’s mission expresses our fundamental commitment to social justice and underpins our approach to providing a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment and provides equal access to opportunities.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples employment

At ACU, we understand the importance of implementing proactive strategies and recruitment practices that seek to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples employment at all levels of the university. And we encourage both mainstream and targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment.

Through pursuing the goals of the ACU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Employment Plan 2023 – 2026, our university 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and, as we do with all our staff, to encourage them to pursue professional development and career opportunities.

Read our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Employment Plan (PDF)

Disability inclusion

We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive work environment that welcomes people with disability and enables all staff to actively participate in university life.

Find out how we can support you in the workplace

Sexuality and inclusion

We are committed to an inclusive, safe and respectful working and learning environment. And we recognise and celebrate the diversity of our staff and student community, including people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or questioning, asexual and aromantic or another related identity (LGBTIQA+).

We have an active Ally Network of staff and students who support and affirm the experiences of people who are of diverse genders, bodies and sexualities (DGBS/LGBTQIA+), and who support the university’s pastoral commitment to providing a safe, inclusive and respectful working and learning environment.


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