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Student Leader


Student Leaders assist new students in transitioning to university and settling into studies.

As part of this role you will undertake Student Success Leaders training for personal development, and competency in knowledge and skills required.

By undertaking this training and serving as a leader, your contributions to the USC community will be recognised; you may also earn points toward the USC Student Leadership Award.

Key responsibilities

  • Engage with students at pre-semester events and Orientation
  • Attend program-specific activities to share your knowledge and experience
  • Assist new students in developing study management skills
  • Promote an environment that is inclusive, inspiring, safe and respectful
  • Choose to undertake further training as a:
    • Student Leader (Wellbeing) to assist in specialised USC Student Wellbeing initiatives, or train to become a Diversity Champion
    • Student Leader (Careers) to assist in specialised USC Careers and Employability initiatives


  • Successful completion of at least one year of study at USC and be currently enrolled in a USC program
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Good record of achievement with a GPA of 5.0 or above (Student Leader)
  • Good record of achievement with a GPA of 6.0 or above (Student Leader II)
  • Have a good knowledge of USC's services and facilities
  • Demonstrate a desire to expand your leadership skills
  • Be committed and reliable, with effective personal time management skills
  • Be prepared to facilitate and inspire success in your fellow students


This role offers flexibility for you to contribute whilst working around your study commitments. Volunteer hours will be negotiated based on the role requirements and your availability.

How to apply

  1. Enrol in the Student Success Leader site on Blackboard 
  2. Complete the four online Student Success Leaders training modules on Blackboard
  3. Compete the USC Health, Safety and Wellbeing for Students training and email to:
  4. Complete the Consent Matters training and email to:
  5. Email your application materials to, including:
  • A cover letter, indicating the role you are applying for and including a statement why you would like to be considered for the position (maximum one page)
  • Your resume (maximum two pages)

The following workshops and an induction session will offered at the start of each semester, and can be found on Student Hub:

  • Academic Skills for Facilitating Peer Learning
  • Supporting Transition to University

For assistance with questions related to the application process, please contact the

Resources for developing your resume are available by logging into Student Hub in the Resources section of the Career Development area.

Note: Your completion of the Student Leader training and induction is worth a total of 80 points toward the USC Student Leadership Award.

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