The Indigenous Employment Pathways Initiative

An exciting opportunity for Indigenous students studying or thinking about studying in the areas of psychology, social work or human services at UniSA. Imagine undertaking employment in these professional areas of interest whilst still completing study and getting paid for it!

The University’s School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy and SYC Ltd's youth services division, HYPA (Helping Youth People Achieve) have collaborated to develop an Indigenous Employment Pathways Initiative. The initiative is aimed at increasing the participation of Indigenous staff in their organisation and providing ‘on the job’, paid work experience for Indigenous students undertaking study in the areas of psychology, social work and human services. 

Students will be able to work in their professional area of employment whilst they complete their studies. On graduation, students will have the option of continuing their employment with SYC Ltd or of seeking employment in another organisation, or further study if they so desire.

About SYC Ltd and HYPA

SYC Ltd. is a not-for-profit organisation centred on employment, training and youth services and has the core purpose to positively affect the lives of people in need.  In the last year SYC Ltd's youth services division, HYPA supported and assisted over 5,300 young people to access and maintain safe and appropriate accommodation, to reconnect with family, school, employment and the community.

For more information about SYC Ltd. visit: and HYPA:

For more information

School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
Deirdre Tedmanson - Program Director
T: +61 8 8302 4311

Jacinta Hughes - Team Leader: Academic Services (teaching)
T: +61 8 8302 4323

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