Australian Council for Educational Research
19 Prospect Hill Road Camberwell
ACER recognises the importance of equity and diversity in the workplace and the benefits that our diverse workforce contributes to the achievement of our mission.
ACER staff members are expected to contribute to our respectful workplace culture and ensure that it remains free from harassment, intimidation, bias and unlawful discrimination of any kind. To this end, we have a nominated Equity and Diversity Officer and a network of Contact Officers who provide additional advice and support.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We believe that the right person for the job is the person that best fits the inherent requirements of the role. Employment at ACER is therefore based upon merit. ACER does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment and is committed to providing a safe and supportive work environment for all staff.
ACER is committed to efforts towards making a practical difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians – both in education and work.
We aim to facilitate capacity building, in particular the development of broad educational research skills amongst Indigenous Australians, to promulgate research by Indigenous Australians and to support employment opportunities and the career development of Indigenous Australians at ACER.
ACER has formed an Advisory Committee on Indigenous Education, adopted an Indigenous Employment Strategy and developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Equal Opportunity for Women
ACER promotes leadership and development for all staff, including avenues to specifically support and advance women in our workforce.
Initiatives to advance women are guided by an Equal Opportunity for Women Advisory Committee (EOWAC). ACER has twice been awarded Employer of Choice for Women status by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA). ACER was awarded the citation on the basis of its existing policies and practices that were shown to support women across the organisation and have a positive outcome for both women and the business.
Disability & Employment
Representing approximately 20% of the Australian population, people with a disability often encounter attitudinal and environmental barriers to employment. We recognise that in removing these barriers, ACER benefits from a new employee with the skills and aptitude to do their job effectively, combined with new ideas, a unique vision and a fresh way of thinking.
We do not consider an illness, injury or disability to be a barrier in the consideration for employment. As an equal opportunity employer, ACER will support any reasonable adjustment that would allow an individual to perform the inherent requirements of their role.
With a growing mature workforce and increasingly competitive Australian jobs market, we recognise the importance of engaging with, and retaining, your invaluable knowledge and experience.
During this significant phase in your career, ACER supports:
See also – Fair & Flexible Work Practices
English as a Second Language (ESL)
ACER has a multicultural workforce with many staff coming from non English speaking backgrounds. With diverse teams in Australia and around the world, ACER benefits from a wealth of linguistic diversity.
We support our colleagues and promote their rights. As an equal opportunity employer ACER welcomes the contribution made by staff members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. We are in the early stages of developing specific initiatives to further recognise and support our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex colleagues.