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RUSU Realfoods Café Barista/Café Assistant (Casual)

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Barista/Cafe Assistant Casual (MUST be a current RMIT Student) are required for RUSU Realfoods Cafes at the City and Bundoora Campuses. Rostered shifts 'on call' minimum 3 hour shifts to cover absences of regular staff.

This position within RUSU and the Realfoods Cafe offers a unique and rewarding working environment whereby student representatives are the managers and supervisors and the paid staff work alongside the trained student volunteers

Realfoods Café – City Campus

While RUSU Realfoods has operated at RMIT for many years, in September 2017 we opened our new purpose built (full cook facility) Realfoods café in a central location on the RMIT city campus. Our café trades from Monday – Friday during semester.

Realfoods City Cafe is staffed by; the Realfoods Café Barista/ Café Assistant and the Realfoods Cook. The Café also relies on the work of experienced student casuals and our dedicated student volunteers.

Realfoods Café – Bundoora Campus

RUSU operates a purpose-built Café at RMIT Bundoora campus. The Bundoora Café trades during semester times only. It has a full cook facility with hot meals and salads prepared on site as well as a range of grab-and-go savoury and sweet options. Realfoods Bundoora also serves quality barista made organic Fairtrade coffee.

Please Note:

  • These positions are ONLY open to current RMIT Students.
  • Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 3rd March 2021.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
Advice to Applicants

By the closing date applicants must:

  1. Provide the completed Realfoods Casual application form.
  2. Provide a detailed curriculum vitae with the names and contacts for 2 referees.

Send in your completed application form and CV attached to an email titled “Realfoods Café Barista/Café Assistant Casual” to: BY 9am Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

RUSU Student Advocate Role

RMIT University Student Union – RUSU
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  • $91,173 Full time equivalent ($72,938 for 0.8 FTE) + Superannuation
  • RUSU encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds
  • Applications close 9am, Tuesday 9 March 2021 – date extended due to IT issues

About The Role

The RMIT University Student Union (RUSU) is the representative body of around 75,000 RMIT University students and is an independent organisation from RMIT University. An opportunity has arisen for a Student Rights Officer position within a fast-paced, challenging, student-focused organisation. Your skills in the areas of casework, advocacy, community engagement and supported referrals will be utilised to represent, assist and support students in a complex and challenging university environment.

Key Features

  • Permanent Part time – 4 days /week (Mon – Thurs), 0.8 FTE (56 hours per fortnight)
  • Deliver advocacy and support for postgraduate, including HDR students facing barriers resolving concerns with the university, including individual casework
  • Develop and deliver an annual program of postgraduate community engagement, workshops, social and networking events
  • Provide a reference point on issues affecting post graduate students
  • Advise students in the development of postgraduate policies & campaigns
  • This role is based at the RMIT City Campus


RMIT University Student Union (RUSU) is seeking a highly-motivated advocate who is passionate about student rights, welfare & equity issues.

This is a specialist role within the RUSU Student Rights Service, focusing on postgraduate students. It has a strong emphasis on Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students and predominantly supports this cohort of students.

The position provides student rights advice, advocacy and support to postgraduate students and works with the elected RUSU Postgraduate Officer and Education Officer to advocate for and support postgraduate students at RMIT.

The focus of the role is on providing resources, support and advocating for postgraduate students when dealing with concerns related to educational and academic matters, as well as discipline, discrimination and equity issues within RMIT.

Selection Criteria:

  • The full selection criteria can be found on page 6 of the Position Description.
  • Applications close at 9:00am Tuesday 9 March 2021.
  • All applications should be sent via email to by the closing date.
  • Late applications WILL NOT be accepted.
  • To be eligible for this position you must have an appropriate visa to work in Australia/New Zealand.
  • The successful applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children’s Check.
  • For applications to be considered they MUST include:
    • a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) with 2 referees, and
    • a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) specifically addressing the selection criteria (see page 6 of the Position Description).

For further details and to apply, email