Aboriginal Graphic Designer

Job No: AHCWA1193
Location: Highgate

Location: Highgate, Perth WA
Employment Type: Full Time or Part Time hours available
Remuneration: $57,713.05 - $66,947.14 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice

The position of Graphic Designer will report to and is directly accountable to the Communications & Publications Coordinator, providing culturally relevant and appropriate graphic design services to the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia. This includes working in collaboration with the Senior Graphic Designer, on the provision of graphic design work for all communication materials including the organisation’s Annual Report, newsletter, e-bulletin and other print and digital materials such as brochures, flyers, booklets, intranet and website material.

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here or visit https://www.ahcwa.org.au

About You


  • Aboriginality is an essential criterion and is provided for under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA), Section 50(d).
  • Possession of a relevant qualification or currently working towards a qualification in graphic design, multi-media, or a related field.
  • Working experience in a graphic design role, with a portfolio of work.
  • Sound illustration skills with an ability to be creative and innovative with attention to detail, and accuracy.
  • Strong knowledge and application of design software packages including Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Illustrator and InDesign) and Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of web-based content management systems.
  • Knowledge and experience of the pre-print and printing processes.
  • Good time management skills with the ability to effectively plan, organise and coordinate workload and meet deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal and verbal communication skills – able to communicate with clients and external visitors, managers and staff at all levels and present a professional image.

In addition, we are looking for someone who has a keen interest in Aboriginal Health.

The position involves working within a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) prior to appointment.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement, such as an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with a relevant working visa.

In accordance with AHCWA’s COVID-19 Safety Policy and Procedure, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including any booster shots as required) against COVID-19. Applicants will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination prior to appointment. This includes either an immunisation history statement or a COVID-19 digital certificate.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $57,713.05 - $66,947.14 per annum pro rata plus superannuation. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • Flexible work arrangements and a family friendly work environment
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training and development
  • Up to 10 days’ Study Leave per year
  • 17.5% Annual Leave loading
  • Bring Your Dog To Work Day
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Up to 2 days’ Volunteer Leave per year
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives

Please note there is no closing date for this position. Applications will be assessed on submission and interviews scheduled accordingly. We encourage interested candidates to express their interest without delay!

For further information about this position please call a People and Culture Representative on 08 9227 1631.

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About the Organisation

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Western Australia. We exist to support and act on behalf of our 23 Member ACCHS throughout WA, actively responding to their individual and collective needs.

Governed by an Aboriginal Board of Directors who represent all regions in Western Australia, AHCWA aims to promote and strengthen the ACCHS’ Model of Care; a model that is built around the delivery of comprehensive, holistic, and culturally secure primary health care services.

AHCWA is a community organisation that focusses on making a difference to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. We work together as a team; to respect and understand the social and cultural needs; to network; to provide support; to advocate; to influence policy; to monitor performance; and to build work capacity to help improve and strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people and their communities.

AHCWA is centrally located on the bustling and vibrant Beaufort Street café strip, and offers a flexible and family friendly workplace with a wide range of benefits to suit all employees.

AHCWA also has a training and development centre that delivers a variety of training programs and short courses to enhance the capacity of the ACCHS workforce.

The organisation operates on the foundational pillars of Aboriginal leadership, self-determination and cultural diversity that underpin and shape the way the organisation conducts its business.

These values are designed to guide and promote a strong, high performing organisational culture that is responsive to the state-wide needs of our Member Services and assist us in delivering our vision.

Culture | Resilience | Accountability | Collaboration | Passion | Integrity

To find out more about AHCWA, visit our website at www.ahcwa.org.au

About the Opportunity