Advertising Terms and Conditions


You must read and agree to all the sections of this agreement.
The below Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) for advertising with the Careers Centre. All interested employers must read and consider all the T&Cs carefully as they apply to your use of the University of Sydney Careers Centre website. By using this site you are agreeing to be bound by these T&Cs. Please note that the University of Sydney (the ‘University’) reserves the right to amend these T&Cs from time to time at its own discretion by updating the content of this and any other page on the website. The amended terms will take effect when they are uploaded to the website. The University may also (at its own discretion and without notice to the Advertiser), vary the website in any way, and/or discontinue the website or part thereof. The links for this page are aimed at helping you to more easily navigate the page and refer back to this information as needed.

Terms and Conditions

  • The following T&Cs apply to advertising submitted by prospective employers ('Advertisers') to the University of Sydney Careers Centre website ('USCCW').
  • The T&Cs that apply to the University's supply of the USCCW are those that are set out in this document and those implied by Commonwealth and State consumer protection laws to the supply of this service that are unable to be excluded.
  • Where a statute implies in these T&Cs any term, and that statute voids or prohibits provisions under these T&Cs which exclude or modify the operation of such term, such term is deemed to be included in these T&Cs.
  • If you ('Advertiser/(s)' do not agree to abide by these T&Cs, do not proceed any further with the provision of your advertisement ('ads') to the University and or upload to the USCCW.
    Operation of the site
  • The University, in operating the USCCW is merely a passive conduit for the on-line distribution, and the publication of information regarding prospective employment opportunities.
  • Whilst the University technically operates and maintains the USCCW, it operates no editorial control over the content of the ads (subject to the exceptions below). The content of the ads is solely provided by the Advertisers. The University does not draft, edit or monitor the ads (subject to the exceptions below).
  • The University accepts ads submitted in good faith on the basis of warranties provided by each Advertiser.
  • The University accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of the ads, and requires that Advertisers check their ads for errors as soon as they are placed on the USCCW.
  • The Advertiser's use of the USCCW is at the Advertiser's own risk. The University makes all reasonable efforts to maintain the USCCW in a functional and user friendly manner, but the University does not provide the Advertiser with any guarantee that the USCCW is error free or that the USCCW and the server operating the site is free from viruses or other technicalities impeding its functionality. To the extent permitted by law, the University is not responsible for anything resulting from any error or omission by the University in relation to the operation of the USCCW (including a malfunction in equipment or software, Internet access difficulties or delay or failure of transmission).
  • The University in no way warrants or represents that the content of the ads on the USCCW, and any other advertising and/or promotional material pertaining to the Career Centre and the USCCW, is suitable for any particular purpose or employee (University students), or that the Advertiser has any particular qualifications, or is legally entitled to carry on the business and/or research that they are purporting to advertise in the ads made available on the USCCW.
  • Any communications or notice sent by the University to an Advertiser in relation to Advertiser's use of the USCCW, are not intended to endorse or guarantee the content of Advertisers' submissions. The University does not endorse or approve any information provided by Advertisers to the users of the USCCW and it is an Advertiser's responsibility to exercise caution and practice safe advertising when submitting material to the USCCW.
  • The University in no way warrants or represents that it has any affiliation, association, and/or is a supporter or otherwise of the Advertisers and/or their business and/or the research that they are purporting to advertise.
  • The University does not act as an agent for the Advertiser and/or their business or the subject matter of the Advertiser's research.
  • Potential employees interested in applying for positions that are advertised on the USCCW will make direct contact with the Advertiser. The University takes no responsibility for the positions advertised on the USCCW or the content of those ads, or for the subsequent arrangements that take place as a result of the placement of the advertisements. It is for the potential employee and the Advertiser to determine whether they wish to pursue the opportunity and the terms of that opportunity.
  • You agree that the University will not be liable or is not responsible for any loss or damage incurred as a result of your dealings with a potential employee.
  • To the extent permitted by law, the University does not accept liability for these terms or in negligence or in any other tort or for any other common law or statutory cause of action arising in relation to these terms, the USCCW or the content of the ads. In particular, the University does not accept liability of the Advertiser in any form of loss which the Advertiser may incur though the usage of the USCCW, including but not limited to the following:
    - Any losses that result from an Advertiser's use of the University's services in connection with the conduct of the USCCW;
    - Any losses that result as a consequence of employing or engaging any person sourced through the USCCW;
    - Any loss to the extent it is connected with any dispute between an Advertiser and one or more other users of the USCCW, including in relation to transactions entered into with other users of the USCCW;
    - Any loss to the extent that it is caused by an Advertiser (for example, through and Advertiser's negligence or breach of contract);
    - Any losses to the extent that it results from an Advertiser's failure to take reasonable steps to avoid or minimise its own losses; and
    - Any losses caused by the alteration, withdrawal or restoration of any material (including the content of the ads) in accordance with this agreement.
  • The University reserves the right to withdraw without notice to the Advertiser (at the sole option of the University) any ad that may in the University's view be in breach of any of these T&Cs, or of any law or regulation, or if the University receives complaints in relation to an Advertiser's use of the USCCW, or for any other reasons whatsoever.
  • The University also reserves the right to terminate this agreement if any material submitted as part of the Advertiser's ad is in breach of any law or regulation. Further, the University reserves the right to, in its absolute discretion, reject or remove any ad from the USCCW for any reason.
    Advertiser's use of the site
  • By agreeing to these T&C, Advertisers have agreed to the University's Privacy Policy located at: sydney.edu.au/arms/privacy/index.shtml.
  • The University is committed to supporting EEO principles and practices which do not discriminate against any individual or group and Advertisers agree to comply with these principles and practices.
  • Advertisers warrant that they will not use the USCCW for any purpose that is unlawful.
  • Advertiser must not use, or attempt to use, or post to the USCCW abusive, obscene, vulgar, offensive, defamatory, hateful, threatening, discriminatory, misleading or deceptive, infringes any copyright, trade mark, patent or other intellectual property right of another party, or pornographic material.
  • The material contained on the USCCW, the software, design, text, graphics and layout comprising the USCCW are owned or licensed to the University and are protected by intellectual property law. Advertisers are not authorised to use or modify any of the trade marks or logos (registered or unregistered) on the USCCW without the written permission of the University.
  • Advertisers must not alter, copy, republish, frame, download, upload to a third party website or any other medium, send, transmit or distribute the content of the USCCW in any way or for any commercial purpose except as expressly provided for by the University and expressly authorised in writing by the University.
  • In relation to the content of the ads, the Advertiser grants the University a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, licence to use, alter, reproduce, modify, or otherwise, the content of the ads for its own purposes (commercial or otherwise).
  • By requesting ads to be submitted for upload to the USCCW, Advertisers are agreeing that the information is non-confidential for all purposes. Advertisers are granting permission to the public to use, copy, distribute and display their ads.
  • By using the USCCW, Advertisers agree to indemnify the University and its officers, employees and agents, against all claims, demands, damages, costs, penalties and liabilities incurred in connection with:
    - Any breach of these T&C by the Advertiser;
    - Any negligent act or omission of the Advertiser; and
    - Any actual or alleged breach by the Advertiser of any law, legislation or regulation which occurs as a consequence of the Advertiser's ad appearing on the USCCW, or in any other promotional or advertising material produced by the University.
  • The University reserves the right to provide a copy of all information submitted to the USCCW to assist the University and or users of the USCCW to take action against the Advertiser or anyone else where there is a dispute.
    - Any loss to the extent that it is caused by an Advertiser (for example, through and Advertiser's negligence or breach of contract).
    - Any losses to the extent that it results from an Advertiser failure to take reasonable steps to avoid or minimise its loss; and
    - Any losses caused by the University failing to comply with its obligations to an Advertiser where that loss is caused by events outside the University's reasonable control (such as a malfunction in equipment or software, Internet access difficulties or delay or failure of transmission). Any losses caused by the alteration, withdrawal or restoration of any material in accordance with these T&C.

The Advertiser agrees to notify the University within 7 days if it receives any complaint by a student including any complaint related to the recruitment process or received as a consequence of employing a student, including without limitation complaints related to discrimination, workplace bullying and any complaint related to any actual or alleged breach of any law.

All job advertisements submitted must comply with Commonwealth and NSW law

Advertisers must ensure that all advertisements comply with all applicable legislation including but not limited to the:

  • Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth), including but not limited to s.53B which requires that Advertisers that are companies not mislead persons seeking employment as to the availability, nature, terms or conditions or, any other matter relating to the employment opportunity being offered;
  • Fair Trading Acts in all applicable States and Territories;

Advertisers shall not advertise in a way which discriminates against a person or section of the community on account of their sex (including pregnancy), sexual preference, transgender status, race, colour, ethnic or ethno-religious background, descent or national identity, marital status, family responsibilities, disability, age, political conviction or religious belief.

Information about employing staff and rates of pay can be found at:

All Advertisers must provide the following information

  • The name of the individual, business or organisation advertising the job vacancy.
  • The name and contact details (email, phone/s and fax) of a contact person.
  • The address and phone number of the organisation, individual or contact person.
  • The organisation’s website, if available, or alternatively brief information about the organisation and industry.
  • The organisation's ABN, where one exists.
  • An adequate and appropriate description of the nature of the work being offered (pursuant to these T&Cs) This should include:
    - job title;
    - description / duties;
    - skills required;
    - experience required;
    - faculties targeted;
    - hours offered;
    - location;
    - rate of pay; and
    - application closing date

If an Advertiser wishes to advertise an internship or work experience role, the University requires the Advertiser to accurately detail the nature of the work using the headings above. These advertisements must include details that demonstrate the relevance of the role to the student’s studies and outline the benefit to the student in undertaking this role.

Special conditions for recruitment agencies and other third party recruiters

  • Third party recruiters must provide the name of the client organisation to the University of Sydney Careers Centre, if requested to do so.
  • Only genuine job vacancies are to be submitted.

Volunteering work

  • Voluntary work is defined as an activity that is undertaken usually in not-for-profit organisations, where no financial payment is received for an Advertiser’s service. As such, preference will be given to voluntary work offered by not-for-profit and community organisations.
  • The work must be of relevance to industries or professions that are available to graduates.
  • Volunteer organisations (including researchers) are independent organisations. The University is not responsible for the actions of these volunteers and/or researchers.
  • Some volunteer and/or research positions may be subject to approval by the University of Sydney Careers Centre staff before being advertised on the USCCW, subject to the below disclaimer.
  • Research volunteers: The University of Sydney Careers Centre staff may inquire as to the below issues (but in no way warrants and/or represents that they will do so) prior to accepting advertising from potential research employers looking to employ research volunteers through the USCCW.
  • If the research is to be conducted by the University of Sydney, it may confirm (where appropriate) that the research and the advertisement have been approved by the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee prior to accepting the ad. The Careers Centre may also provide confirmation in writing to the research volunteers in this regard. If the research is to be conducted by a researcher who is employed by University of Sydney, but the research and/or advertising has not been approved by the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee, and is required to have been approved, the Careers Centre may decide not to advertise the position.
  • If the research is external to the University of Sydney, the Careers Centre will not make its own separate enquiries in regard to the research or the content of the ad. The Careers Centre may at its own discretion ask the researcher to confirm in writing whether he or she has received approval from an Ethics Committee outside of the University of Sydney and the advertising of its research, and provide the Centre with reasonable evidence of such approval (where appropriate). Whilst such evidence may be produced to the University and/or any other representations made to the same, the University cannot warrant this to potential employees using the USCCW, and it recommends that potential employees make their own separate enquiries as to the substantiation of these representations with the researcher prior to accepting the position.
  • The University of Sydney in no way warrants or represents that:
    - Advertisers that are external to the University of Sydney have the appropriate approval from a relevant Ethics Committee, or as may be required by any law, in relation to both its research and the advertisement of its research on the USCCW, or in any other advertising or promotional material supplied by the Careers Centre in this regard;
    - It has any affiliation, association, and/or is a supporter or otherwise of the Advertiser, the subject matter of the research or the advertisements of research. The University does not act as an agent for the Advertiser. Potential employees interested in applying for positions advertised will be required to make direct contact with the Advertiser.

Advertisements not accepted by the University of Sydney Careers Centre

  • Commission-only jobs
  • Business opportunities
  • Work involving any unpaid training / trial periods, or reduced pay for such periods, except where a Federal or State award makes allowances for such arrangements.
  • Work involving any illegal activity as is reasonably made known to the University.
  • Any work which requires the employee to purchase a product or service, or offer a security deposit or similar as a condition of employment.
  • Any advertisement for a role in a tobacco company.
  • Any advertisement not advertising a genuine employment opportunity as is reasonably made known to the University.

Complaints procedure

In the instance that a University student or graduate makes a complaint about an Advertiser using the USCCW, the following procedure may apply (at the sole discretion of the University):

  • an Advertiser may be contacted for a 'right of reply';
  • an advertiser may be informed, where practicable, verbally or in writing if the ad is withdrawn or if access to the service is refused;
  • and in cases where the complaint reveals that information provided in the ad are false or misleading then the ad will be withdrawn immediately.

The implementation of the complaints procedure mechanism does not mean that the University is in any way responsible for the Advertiser or the ads. This part is also subject to the other T&C’s in this agreement, and if inconsistent, will not apply. the complaint may be documented.

Miscellaneous information

  • Ads are processed Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm (EST), except for public holidays and University holidays.

General provisions

  • If any part of these T&Cs and/or the agreement is held to be invalid and/or unenforceable, that part shall be severed from the T&Cs and/or the agreement, and the remainder of these T&Cs and/or the agreement will continue to be valid and enforceable.
  • This agreement is governed by the laws of the state of New South Wales.