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Edith Cowan University


Higher Education
Company size
Joondalup, Western Australia

Workplace initiatives at Edith Cowan University

Workplace initiative Status
Breastfeeding rooms
Coaching programs
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee engagement scores year on year 2016: 80% | 2014: 77%
Employee turnover rate 8%
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador*
Internal Women's networking groups
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 months
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Opportunities to purchase leave
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 24 weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 2 weeks
Paid volunteer days No
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership No

About Edith Cowan University

At ECU we are guided by our values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence. Our focus on teaching and research is inspired by engagement and partnerships with those in the many communities we were established to serve.
Established in 1991, ECU has grown rapidly into a vibrant contemporary university with  consistent five star teaching quality, excellent student satisfaction and internationally recognised research.

ECU has been successful in widening participation and breaking down barriers that restrict entry to education through alternative entry pathways to higher education.
ECU is recognised as leading in equality in the workplace for women and is committed  to inclusion of all genders so people feel enabled, and supported, to pursue careers in their chosen fields. We are removing barriers to gender equity by offering progressive workplace conditions, improving our policies and practices and organisational culture. We are particularly  focussed on increasing the diversity of our workforce in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).