Skill Development Program

Skill Development Program

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Signing up with the Skill Development Program gives you access to opportunities as Student@UNSW Volunteers, Accessibility Ambassadors and our Opinion Leaders. 

The Skill Development Program is a volunteer program that aims to promote equity, diversity and inclusion on campus and the community through student voices.

The Skill Development Program is flexible, you are required to complete 20 hours to receive the AHGES accreditation while enrolled as a student at UNSW. On completion of this form you will receive a welcome email letting you know how to sign up to opportunities and getting you involved in the UNSW community.

This opportunity is accredited by UNSW Advantage as eligible for recognition on your Australian Higher Graduation Statement (AHEGS).


  • Student@UNSW
  • Opinion Leader
  • Accessibility Ambassador


For more information please visit the Skill Development Program Webpage


Volunteer tasks differ between each position:

  • Student@UNSW - This group assists in UNSW-run events, for example orientation week, events, video promotions, Information Day, focus groups on a casual basis when you have time. 
  • Opinion Leaders - As part of a team you will be interacting with other students on a weekly basis, having the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with people from a diverse background. 
  • Accessibility Ambassador – The accessibility ambassadors are student volunteers that help keep the campus inclusive and assist everyone on campus to experience and being able to fully participate in the events.

How to get involved

Apply Here


There is compulsory training and professional development opportunities at the beginning and throughout each semester. 


Minimum of one semester, maximum one year per position; min. 20 hours.


Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Community volunteering, Development programs, Entrepreneurship & innovation, Student ambassadors, Student led teams

Provider of activity


Interest area

Fundraising & events, Marketing, media & communications

Skills required and/or developed

Event & project management, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Organisational & time management, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information


Student Life, DVC(A), UNSW


Jessica Luquin




02 9385 9365

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.