Our breadth of activity provides our employees with a wide range of opportunities to grow and pursue new directions in a vibrant, engaging environment that goes beyond traditional limitations.
As a University of Enterprise, the University of South Australia (UniSA) offers a dynamic and agile culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground.
At UniSA we believe what happens within our place is what sets us apart. Our inspiration comes from within – from the academics and professionals that collaborate to enrich people’s lives. UniSA is committed to the creation and application of knowledge. We are South Australia’s biggest university.
Core Attributes of Staff
Our strategic intent is to differentiate UniSA as a true University of Enterprise. To help achieve this ambition, the University has identified a unique set of core behavioural attributes to guide our development as an enterprising workforce culture.
Acknowledgement of country.
UniSA respects the Kaurna, Boandik and Barngarla peoples’ spiritual relationship with their country. We also acknowledge the diversity of Aboriginal peoples, past and present.
Equality of opportunity.
Providing for equality of opportunity is part of the DNA of the University of South Australia and of its antecedent institutions. UniSA aims to provide equal opportunities for all people regardless of their gender, marital status, family responsibilities, age, pregnancy, sexuality, race, disability, political views, or religious beliefs.
It is our ambition that at UniSA, equity and excellence will reinforce each other in an environment characterised by uncompromising high standards. To support this we have in place a number of distinct strategies, programs and policies to ensure equal opportunity is firmly embedded in both our culture and practice. There are many different cultures in our university community. We have staff from more than 70 countries – so it is likely that all staff, at some point, will work with or provide a service to someone with a different cultural background.
Universities Australia’s Indigenous Strategy
In the first national strategy of its kind, universities will seek to grow the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in university by 50 per cent above the growth rate of non-Indigenous students.
A University of choice for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
UniSA is taking steps to strengthen its position as the University of Choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Australia and beyond. We will create a safe environment where Aboriginal students can learn, grow and define their future and in turn contribute to their communities and to Australian society more broadly.
Through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), our partnership with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and community partnerships we will develop the pipeline from high school through to postgraduate engagement, identifying and supporting the best young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This will be done in an environment that acknowledges, respects and learns from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wisdom, and celebrates the pursuit of knowledge in all its guises.