Skill Development Program

The Skill Development Program is an inclusive volunteer program offered by Student Life and Communities DVC(A). The program offers flexible opportunities for you to develop your teamwork, communication and leadership skills and gain a sense of connection to the UNSW community.This opportunity is accredited by UNSW Advantage and is eligible for recognition on your Australian Higher Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

About the Program

You will need to complete 20 hours of volunteering to receive the AHEGS accreditation. Program induction, professional development, workshops and volunteer briefings are excluded from this count.  

Customise your volunteer experience by choosing volunteer experiences and opportunities that interest you and help you to improve your employability skills. 

By joining the program you become a Student@UNSW Volunteer!

If you’re new to volunteering then this is the ideal program for you to experience the personal satisfaction of what it’s like to be a volunteer, meet many new people and be actively involved in our activities. This group assists in UNSW-run events and co-hosted events, for example orientation week, events, video promotions, Information Day, focus groups on a casual basis when you have time.

Professional Development   

(Compulsory) Induction: Every students who joins the Skill Development Program will need to attend a 1 hour compulsory face to face group induction. 

(Optional) Accessibility Ambassadors: UNSW welcomes all visitors to the campus! The accessibility ambassadors are student volunteers that help keep the campus inclusive, and assist everyone on campus to experience and participate in events fully. If you are unsure what to expect when you are on campus, the student Accessibility Ambassadors are always here to help and explain in further detail for you. 

Apply Now

There is one application to apply for Student@UNSW Volunteers. Applications are open all year round.  

Apply here

Our upcoming volunteer opportunities include: 

2nd April 2019Innovation Day Conference
6th April 2019 (Every Sat for 8 weeks)Randwick Rugby Game Days
6th April 2019 (Every Sat for 8 weeks)Video Technician/Analyst at Randwick Rugby Game


Request volunteers

Do you need students at your next event?

UNSW Staff and events co-hosted by UNSW as well as external organisations can request Student@UNSW Volunteers and Accessibility Ambassadors for your next event. Please provide us with your requirements here

Why choose students from this program?

  • Volunteers are required to undertake an induction and professional development/ training or briefing prior to volunteering 

  • Volunteers have already signed confidentiality, model release, code of conduct and OH&S forms

  • Volunteers will track their hours through the Skill Development Program online platform

  • Skill Development Program staff will work with you to ensure students understand and are well equipped with the knowledge needed to volunteer at your event


Contacts and more information


Student Life and Community (DVCA)

Program contact

Jessica Luquin & Shristi Barahi



02 9385 9365

UNSW Advantage Page - Skill Development Program

“I think that I've sheltered myself from most of the experiences a first-year student should have and I'm ready to change that just by making friends and finding a different way to be involved with university rather than going to and from classes. The program is also appealing because it advertises for students like me, who don't have many volunteering experiences, so I like that it actively encourages us to join” – 2018 student

“Wow, I am so grateful and happy to know that I was able to help to the best of my abilities at the Invictus Games. Thank you for this amazing opportunity. It is an amazing initiative and a good motivating factor that every volunteering efforts is recognized and appreciated” - 2018 Invictus Games Volunteer.