About AIMS
The Australian Institute of Marine Science is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

We are a trusted advisor, a partner and employer of choice, and we value integrity, innovation, collaboration and respect. AIMS’ research of Australia’s tropical marine ecosystems guides their effective environmental management and contributes to our understanding of similar ecosystems around the world.

Our research seeks to deliver practical benefit to all Australians and supports the sustainable use of our tropical marine estate. Governments, reef managers, industry and the wider community look to our high-quality, long-term research for informed decisions about our iconic Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf, and Arafura and Timor Seas. AIMS expert teams at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to world-class infrastructure, unique datasets, cutting-edge laboratories, and a fleet of modern research vessels.

At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members’ on their collective journey towards the successful delivery our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

About our Indigenous Partnership Team
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the Australian Institute of Marine Science are building strong and productive relationships in marine science.  Natural synergies exist between AIMS’ research and the management and protection of sea Country by Traditional Owners on the coasts and continental shelf of northern Australia from Exmouth to the southern Great Barrier Reef. We partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, learning from each other through two-way knowledge sharing of the marine environment, to ensure its future for all. 

Through the AIMS Strategy 2025 and AIMS Indigenous Partnerships Plan, and backed by our Indigenous Partnerships Policy, we work with Traditional Owners to create new shared research that weaves Indigenous Knowledge of sea Country with other marine science disciplines. 

About this Exciting Opportunity
As a member of our Indigenous Partnership Team, our Indigenous Business Trainee will have the opportunity to gain a diverse range of office administration skills and experience whilst undertaking formal Certificate III in Business studies. Using their ability to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently as well as their ability to work safely and follow instructions throughout their formal training and practical experience in the workplace

Please note:

  1. AIMS considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act {1991) and permitted as a 'special measure' under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: 
  2. AIMS strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Whilst it is not currently a mandatory requirement for this role, AIMS reserves the right to review its position and policy on mandatory vaccinations. It may therefore become a mandatory requirement for this role in the future

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions which are detailed in our Enterprise Agreement. The successful candidate for this exciting opportunity will be rewarded with:

  • 90% of AIMS AOF Level 2.1 ($47,998) plus 15.4% superannuation 
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time 12 Months Temporary opportunity (It is important you are able to commit yourself for the full duration of the role.)
  • Located in Townsville (Qld) 

About you
This position is ideal for someone with an Interest and eligibility to complete a Certificate III in Business to develop their knowledge and skills across general administration within a supportive and innovative team environment. You will have a proven commitment to both on and off the job training, with a can-do attitude and willingness to learn.  You will use your sound computer and organisational skills in order to coordinate and undertake a range of routine administrative activities on a day-to-day basis alongside a diverse range of people. You must be a team player with great communication skills, high attention to detail and Intermediate computer skills with some experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. 

Next Step
Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your skills, knowledge and experience will enable you to successfully complete a worked based Certificate III in Business, we would be very interested in receiving your application form and resume.

Submitting your Application: To apply for this position, you'll need to complete our on-line application form and, as we would like to get to know you a little better, you will need to answers some work related questions about yourself on the application form. You can access our online application form via the "apply now" button below. NB: Don't forget to attach your resume to your application form.  

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries are to be directed to Jordan Ivey at j.ivey@aims.gov.au

Applications close: Sunday, 29-May-2022 (midnight, AEST)

The Australian Institute of Marine Science acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea on which we work. We recognise the unique relationships and enduring cultural and spiritual connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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