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Reference Number 22459
Position Title Research Assistant
Employment Type Casual
Location National
Hours Per Week 1.00
  • Casual Research Assistant role working within Project EmployAbility
  • Location is flexible
  • Hourly rate of $45.78 + Super + Salary Packaging

Do you want to make a difference and become a part of a team that supports a future where people who are blind or have low vision can live an independent life they choose? 

If so, then this might be the perfect role for you!

About us

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or who have low vision to achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

About who we support

Vision Australia provides services to more than 25,500 people clients from 35 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

About the role

  • Under the supervision of the project leads support research within the learning area development in Project EmployAbility;
  • Search for sources of best practice evidence and research using data bases such as CINAHL, Google Scholar and other sources as identified by subject matter experts;
  • Coordinate and facilitate stakeholder engagement through the development of surveys, completion of interviews or focus groups;
  • Collate, summarize and communicate findings for review by subject matter experts.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Must be currently enrolled in graduate studies at tertiary educational institution (Health Sciences preferrable);
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills along with excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Computer literacy skills in Microsoft applications, including Teams, Forms, Excel and the internet;
  • Experience and knowledge of databases such as CINAHL and Google Scholar to access current literature.

Benefits of working at Vision Australia

  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities

To apply

If this sounds like a great fit for you then please complete our online application process.


Vision Australia is committed to do all that is reasonable to ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of clients (including children); their families; the community; staff and volunteers; and any other person entering Vision Australia’s workplace. Police checks, state working with children checks, NDIS Worker Screening checks and Professional Registrations form part of Vision Australia’s probity screening standards ensuring that quality services are provided in a safe environment.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to 

We highly encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.



Contact Person Lara Anderson
Contact Number 0490485840
Alternate Contact Person Dominica Maloney
Alternate Contact Number 0409859891
Closing Date 22/04/2021
Position Description
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