Prospective Staff

Build a career

The University of Melbourne is committed to increasing the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across all academic and professional occupation categories.

As one of the leading research and teaching universities, The University of Melbourne is an ideal platform to build an academic or professional career. The University Of Melbourne offers great remuneration, staff benefits and rewarding work.

Culturally Safe

As an employer, the University of Melbourne is committed to providing a culturally safe workplace for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff. University Staff are able to apply for Cultural and Ceremonial Leave, and flexible working arrangements are available. Cultural Awareness Workshops and Indigenous employment guides build understanding of culture and practices within the workplace to support Indigenous staff.

The University hosts annual cultural events such as the Wominjeka to begin the Academic Year and the Narrm Oration, and recognises significant times throughout the year such as Reconciliation Week.


There are spaces within The University Of Melbourne for staff to meet and connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues and students. Murrup Barak holds weekly lunches for all Indigenous Staff and Students in the Murrup Barak building.

The University of Melbourne’s Indigenous Staff Support Network provides an environment where Indigenous staff can share their experiences of working in the University, provide support for other Indigenous staff, participate in professional development opportunities as they arise and contribute to the work of the University.

An Indigenous Employment Officer is available to support new staff at The University of Melbourne and those enrolled in the Indigenous Australian Employment Development Program, and can provide advice to staff at all stages of their careers.

What jobs are available?

The University Of Melbourne has a variety of roles available across all locations, and in professional and academic areas. Please see Careers at Melbourne website for the full list of positions. You can set up job alerts from this page if you’re interested in particular areas of work.

Melbourne Indigenous Professional Employment Program

Through the Indigenous Australian Employment Development Program, The University Of Melbourne offers Indigenous Australians a two-year work and training program. Recruits are provided with a mentor, participate in enrichment activities and commit to completing a nationally recognised qualification.

Applications open at the end of each year and are advertised on the Careers at Melbourne website.

Pre Employment Support

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants can access additional support during the application process such as:

  • A review of written applications and feedback
  • Pre-interview support (mock interviews and how to prepare)
  • General advice on the faculties and departments within the University of Melbourne.

To access support for a particular position or for general information simply email In the subject line state the position number and position title or if general advice is sought state that in the email along with your contact details. A HR staff member will then contact you.