Diversity & Inclusion at CUA

Credit Union Australia

CUA is committed to creating and celebrating a diverse and inclusive culture, where employees can shine and develop to their full potential regardless of background, disability, sexual orientation, cultural beliefs, gender, age or where they live or work. We embrace diversity by respecting each other's differences. We work with each other to make sure careers, with us, are full of opportunities, challenges and highlights. We believe that helping employees reach their full potential delivers a superior banking experience to our customers. Our customer promise of life rich banking guides how we think, act and communicate with each other and all stakeholders with whom we do business. We want our employees to have pride in themselves and be proud to be part of a CUA culture that values inclusion, diversity of thought and backgrounds.

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Employer of choice for gender equality

In 2015, CUA received the Workplace Gender Equality Agency's Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation for the second year in a row. CUA was among only 90 organisations to receive the citation for 2015. The citation recognises CUA's ongoing commitment and effort to building a diverse and equitable workplace which values cultural differences and promotes gender equality. CUA has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women for 8 consecutive years.

CEO Rob Goudswaard is also a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador, which reinforces CUA's commitment to remove gender bias in all talent management systems. This continues CUA's support of WGEA's pay equity campaign, following our involvement in the Daughter Water campaign during 2014.

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CUA Diversity Council

The CUA Diversity Council is chaired by our CEO Rob Goudswaard and consists of representatives from across CUA. The Council helps to develop strategies and sponsor initiatives that promote an inclusive, innovative and collaborative workplace that allows people to shine.

In 2012, the Australian Workplace Gender Equality Act expanded the focus from equal opportunity for women to improving gender equality in the workplace (i.e. women and men being offered the same opportunities in the workplace). CUA's Diversity Council has also embraced this expanded focus.

What CUA will deliver

With key input from our Diversity Council, CUA will continue working on delivering:

  • Improved gender equality in the workplace
  • Inclusive work practices
  • Workplace flexibility including consideration of family and caring responsibilities
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People of CUA

Each and every one of us brings our unique talents and experiences to CUA. No two of us are absolutely alike and it's that diversity that contributes to ensuring CUA continues to innovate, grow and remain in touch with the customers and communities we serve.

We want you to shine. We'll work with you to make sure your career with us is full of opportunities, challenges and highlights – all the things that make work interesting and help you grow professionally.

We believe that helping you reach your full potential enriches the service experience for our customers and creates a life rich company culture. Whether we help by empowering you to build your skills or focus on helping you achieve your career goals or give you the support needed to help balance career and home – it's all about assisting you to let your best self shine though.