University of Tasmania (College of Sciences and Engineering)

Exemption no: 18/09/037

Date granted: 2/10/2018

Date of expiry: 2/10/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 10/10/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 27(1)(d)


This exemption was granted to permit the University of Tasmania (College of Sciences and Engineering) to recruit and employ a woman Lecturer in Chemistry in the College of Sciences and Engineering on the basis of:

  • promoting and increasing female participation in Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) fields;
  • addressing unequal gender representation across academic disciplines and in senior lecturer roles, in particular STEMM fields; and
  • the initiative relates to the Athena SWAN program which aims to achieve a more equitable workforce at the University of Tasmania.