Nominations are now closed for students for the below position to hold office from 20 June to 30 November 2017.


  • Indigenous Officer

This position will be filled by an appointment process overseen by Student Council. Click here for more details

Only students who identify as Indigenous/Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander can apply.

A nomination form and instructions on how to nominate can be found here: doc | PDF


Student Council is the governing body of the Flinders University Student Association (FUSA).
The functions and purpose of FUSA are to:

  • promote and advance the rights, interests and welfare of students;
  • represent students within and outside the University;
  • co-ordinate and support activities for students, including the provision of support for affiliated clubs;
  • provide the means for effective communication between students, the Association and the University;
  • oversee the delivery of student services, which are funded from the Student Services and Amenities Fee and are the responsibility of the Manager, Student Engagement; and
  • deliver other services, amenities and programs for students funded from the membership fee and other income received by the Association.

As a Student Council representative, you will have the opportunity to represent all students at the highest levels of the University to ensure that the student voice is heard when it comes to academic and campus life.



Hours per week: 3 hours (approximate)
Honorarium: $3,000 pa (pro rata)


The Indigenous Students Officer shall:

  • identify as Indigenous/Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • chair the First Nations Collective, which shall seek to provide representation of and support for indigenous students and provide advice to the Student Council, through the Indigenous Students Officer, of the needs of indigenous students;
  • advocate on behalf of Indigenous students on campus;
  • liaise and network with other organisations that provide support to and representation for indigenous people;
  • be responsible for the coordination and implementation of campaigns on issues of importance to Indigenous students;
  • communicate the views of Indigenous students to the Student Council;
  • provide the Student Council with a written report of his/her activities as Indigenous Officer at each meeting of the Student Council and
  • liaise with Yungorrendi, First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research.

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2017 Student Council Vacancy by Appointment Timeline

Nominations Open  9:00am        May 30
Nominations Close  5:00pm        June 6


Appointment Process

An appointment process overseen by the Student Council will be conducted to fill the position of Indigenous Officer. Once nominations close candidates will be shortlisted by the Casual Vacancy Selection Panel and the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. A decision on the successful candidate will be made by all Student Council members at the Council meeting on June 19.


All candidates will be notified of the final appointment no later than June 23, 2017.

Copies of the Flinders University Student Association Constitution and Election Regulations are available from the Student Association (Level 1 Student Hub, Central Campus) or at here online.