The University of Technology Sydney
Profile Industry : Education & Training
Location : New South Wales
SECTOR : Higher Education
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : N/A

Who Are We

UTS offers over 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses across traditional and emerging disciplines such as architecture, built environment, business, communication, design, education, engineering, information technology, international studies, law, midwifery, nursing, pharmacy and science.

Our world leading research centres span a range of disciplines, including physical, biological and engineering sciences, and contemporary fields such as design, nanotechnology and sustainability.

Our researchers provide practical and relevant solutions to issues of national and international importance and equip graduates with the latest discipline specific skills and practices.

We also maintain strong relationships with the local community, industry, business and the professions through a wide range of partnerships, projects and events.

Who We’re Looking For

The University of Technology Sydney is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney.

UTS has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions. We’re looking for people who share our passion for knowledge, learning, discovery and creativity.

We offer exciting opportunities for talented people across academic, professional, teaching and research areas that have a desire to discover collaborate and empower.


UTS has a single campus in Ultimo, NSW.


Academic and professional

Size of Organisation

Approximately 3400 full-time staff. Over 40, 000 student enrolments, including 12,384 international students in 2016.

Organisational Benefits

UTS staff enjoy a variety of benefits and support services including competitive salaries, generous superannuation, career and development opportunities, flexible working options, staff discounts and cafes.

Contact Details:

UTS Recruitment +61 2 9514 1080 or email

‘Breaking the Binary’ Awareness Session: ‘Breaking the Binary: gender, sexuality and body diversity’ awareness session aims to unpack physical sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexuality and explore the gender binary and gender diversity. The session also covers the challenges and issues faced by the LGBTIQ+ community and strategies to challenge homophobia, transphobia and heteronormativity. Any UTS staff member can enroll in ‘Breaking the Binary’. There is also an opportunity to become a UTS Ally by attending an additional Ally training session.

UTS Ally Program: The UTS Ally Program is a network of trained staff who are available to provide support and information to students and staff from the LGBTIQ community. The program seeks to raise awareness of issues related to sexuality, gender and bodily diversity through supporting the rights of all students and staff.

Any UTS staff member is eligible to become a UTS Ally after attending both ‘Breaking the Binary: gender, sexuality and body diversity’ and this Ally training session.

Pride in Diversity: The LGBTIQ profile within E&DU continues to grow as we aim to strengthen an inclusive and safe environment for all LGBTIQ staff and students. In late 2016 UTS joined ‘Pride in Diversity’, the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTI workplace inclusion.

PROUD List: PROUD is a social network for LGBTIQ identified UTS staff members. Group membership is confidential and can only be accessed by the convenor of this group. For more information and to request to join please contact

Events: Throughout the year E&DU hosts regular events to celebrate and commemorate key LGBTIQ events. In August 2016 E&DU hosted a purple-themed bake sale to celebrate Wear it Purple Day, raising $1000 for Camp Out, a grass-roots collective that organises an annual camp for LGBTIQA+ young people. In October 2016, Co-Chair of Organisation Intersex International Australia Morgan Carpenter once again spoke at UTS for Intersex Awareness Day. The session explored intersex identity, harmful practices, 20 years of activism and the challenges faced by intersex individuals. Events are listed here;


Sarah Graham, Centre / Unit: Student Services Unit Position: Peer Network & Community Coordinator

I am really proud to work for an organisation whose values match my own. As a queer staff member with a passion for social justice, I know that when I speak up at UTS my concerns will be listened to and actioned by senior executives and management – we are all on the same page that it is really important to create and maintain an inclusive and respectful environment – not only for our students but also staff.

We also have amazing continual professional development opportunities provided by our Equity and Diversity Unit and HR, for example the UTS ALLY Program, as well as training in Unconscious Bias and Mental Health First Aid which allow us to evolve with the times.


Caleb Ferguson, Centre / Unit: Centre for Cardiovascular & Chronic Care, Faculty of Health Position: Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow

I’ve been employed at UTS for around 7 years as a nurse academic and recently graduated from UTS with a PhD at UTS, so I speak from both staff and student perspectives.

I began teaching undergraduate nursing students and have gradually moved towards a research intensive role. I enjoy a lot of things about UTS. Being able to talk to colleagues about my partner and family, have a photo of him and me by my computer on my desk and hosting a safe place and UTS ALLY sticker on my office door. Talking about the recent queer flick I saw the cinema or events I attended as part of the Sydney Mardi Gras.

I am proud that we have a vibrant, accessible and friendly, diverse and compassionate ALLY network to support LGBTIQ students and staff. I’ve always been passionate about supporting students to the best of my ability and this also extends to students that may be going through a hard time coming out or identifying with a gender or sexuality.

An empathetic and listening ear is always available. Apart from this, I often choose to wear a t-shirt to work rather than a formal business shirt, and I can’t say anyone has ever bothered!


Adrienne Reid, Centre / Unit: Scholarly Information Position: Collection Development Assistant

I have been a part of UTS for 5 years, as both a student and a staff member, and I have never once felt the need to hide who or what I am.

I don’t have to edit my conversations with colleagues to avoid offending them because our workplace is inclusive and accepting of diversity.

This allows everyone to be comfortable with their own differences and makes for a healthy and productive environment. True leadership influences people to do what is right.

I’m proud of the University’s support of and engagement with the SGD (Sex and Gender diverse) community. I joined the ALLY initiative at UTS because I wanted to be a part of that positive force, to raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ concerns.

I hope that every person who walks through our doors feels warm, welcome, and wanted.


 Joseph YeoCentre / Unit: Higher Education Language & Presentation Support Position: Senior HELPS Advisor

UTS is a truly inclusive organisation. There hasn’t been a single moment in my 10 years at UTS when my ethnicity or my sexuality defines who I am and what I can(not) do. The fact that our UTS Allies consist of academic and professional staff members of diverse genders, sexualities and ethnicities speaks volumes about our inclusivity, and our integrity and commitment to make UTS a safe and welcoming place to work and study. Because UTS has provided an environment in which I can be comfortable in my own skin, literally and figuratively, I am a happy employee; I am able to develop strong professional and social relationships with my colleagues; and I am in a privileged position to lend my support to any UTS staff and students – not only to make them feel safe, but also to assure them that the university IS a safe and embracing community.


Drew AndreaCentre / Unit: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Position: Teaching & Learning Innovation Officer

The University of Technology Sydney is one of the younger of the large universities but has made considerable ground in its short history and I can see why. Its progressive nature with not only a focus on study and learning but also that which encompasses the human side to the equation to create students that are open minded to the diversity of our world. I enjoy seeing students graduate with a positive attitude and being responsible members of society that embrace the LGBTIQ+ community. It really does show that learning at a university is more than learning facts and figures and how the time spent here can be a bigger part of personal learning and growth. Having the UTS ALLY network and regular PRIDE events sends a great message to our students that not only are we supportive but embracing. The number of staff wishing to be a part of this community grows every day and really illustrates how the culture at UTS celebrates rather than tolerates diversity. I am very proud to be part of an organisation that is open to new ideas on how we can do things better.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
The University of Technology Sydney