Can volunteer roles be advertised via CareerHub Central?

Our recommended approach to advertising volunteer roles

Whenever an employer posts a job via CareerHub Central to the university job boards, it must comply with the Fair Work Act, and CareerHub Central’s functionality has been specifically designed to accommodate the exact requirements of Australia’s universities to capture the correct data in order to be compliant.

But what about when it comes to posting volunteer positions?

We realise that terms and conditions on volunteer roles might not be as straightforward as advertising for ‘regular’ jobs, which can create challenges when complying with the Fair Work Act, especially when it comes to stating a salary amount, which is one key aspect to complying with the Act. This, in turn, could be the reason why a university rejects your volunteer job.

To ensure that you don’t waste the distribution fee which is incurred every time you post jobs on CareerHub Central, there is one thing you can do to make sure you’re taking an optimum approach to advertising volunteer positions.

It is this:

Simply provision some extra time to contact each university and enquire as to what their policy is for publicising volunteer roles. You can get all the contact details you need from You will need to do this institution by institution as each university will have separate guidelines around this topic.

Related topic: Questions to ask a uni careers service

Once you have confirmed the position on volunteer job advertising, you can then take a view as to whether or not posting the role through CareerHub Central is the best course of action.

As always, call us on 1300 852 112 if you have any questions or check out more of our frequently asked questions at

CareerHub Central, created CareerHub, operates as a gateway with each participating university’s CareerHub software to take the hassle out of individually contacting multiple universities about your vacancies. When you register on the CareerHub Central website, the system will distribute your contact details, jobs and profile directly into the CareerHub databases within each participating university. There are over 2.5 million students registered in CareerHub databases in over 35 Australian universities. Students using CareerHub click on over 8 million jobs viewed per year.

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