Careers Adviser (HEO 7)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 02 Aug 2021

  • Based in Career Services in the Student Engagement Unit
  • Part-time (0.6FTE), Fixed Term Contract until the end of July 2022
  • Commencement Salary: $90,234 per annum pro-rata (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The Careers Adviser will work closely with academic staff, students and industry partners to provide career development and employability services and advice, that are in line with the University’s strategic goals relating to the employment of its graduates. This position will work collaboratively with our academic staff to embed and deliver career development learning principles within program curriculum along with working closely with industry to ensure our advice and services meet the needs and future needs of employers. The role also provides career development support direct to students via one to one’s and workshops.

Given this is a part time role, it could suit an independent career practioner seeking to supplement their own consulting work. This is a rare opportunity to be part of an amazing team working on innovative career development initiatives.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous, and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Essential Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position you will have demonstrated experience in providing career guidance services including career development learning/planning and job seeking strategies in addition to experience in developing resources and delivering career development advice to a wide range of job seekers. You will have highly developed communication skills and the ability to develop credible working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to add value to the student experience that supports the achievement of their career goals upon graduation.

We are seeking an individual who is highly computer literate and can demonstrate fluency in the development and delivery of material in an engaging digital environment. Experience working with, and/or demonstrated understanding of, employment related issues of people from different cultural backgrounds will be of value. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills that can be applied in a range of contexts and settings including as part of a team that deals flexibly and strategically with students and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Tertiary qualifications in human resources, education, career development/career transition or related field or equivalent experience, knowledge and skills will be highly regarded. Formal qualifications in Career Development are desirable.


Bringing your talent to UniSA will see you rewarded with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Option of corporate health insurance


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter outlining your interest in the role and what you can bring to the UniSA Career Services team (1 page max.)  to Eleanor Onorato, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 3132.

Applications close: 9am Monday 2 August 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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