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Vacancy on the MGA Executive Committee | one position available

We have one vacancy on the MGAEC! If you're interested in representing your graduate student community read on...

The MGA Executive Committee governs the Monash Graduate Association by setting policy and providing broad direction. The committee’s aims are to serve the interests and welfare of graduate students at Monash by directing activities and projects towards their specific needs.

Does this sound like something you would like to be part of?

We would love to hear from you if you are:

  • someone with good ideas, initiative and drive;
  • willing to make important decisions and want your voice heard at a university level; 
  • passionate about making a difference within the graduate student community; and
  • a commitment to attending all of the MGAEC meetings for the year
  • meet the criteria to fill one of the two roles listed below.

Take up the reins and apply to be co-opted to the MGA Executive Committee!

There is currently one position available with a term of office from the time of appointment to June 2025.

Students who identify as queer or Indigenous are encouraged to apply for one of our two vacant roles of Queer Officer or Indigenous Students' Officer. The eligibility criteria and position description for each role can be found in Section 14 of the MGA Constitution

Current opportunities:

General Representative

General Representatives may contribute by attending the monthly MGAEC meetings, contributing to decision making and voting on issues of concern, conducting background research to support an MGA submission, liaising with graduate students to find out what the current issues are, contributing to one of the many subcommittees, and volunteering at an MGA event.

Section 14 of the MGA Constitution outlines the General Representative's full position description.



Queer Officer

The Queer Officer liaises with relevant groups and individuals to identify issues and opportunities pertaining to LGBTIQA+ graduate students, and ensures the interests of this cohort are represented at the MGAEC and more broadly within the University.

Section 14 of the MGA Constitution outlines the Queer Officer’s full position description.



Indigenous Students' Officer

The Indigenous Students' Officer liaises with relevant groups and individuals to identify issues and opportunities pertaining to Indigenous graduate students, and ensures the interests of this cohort are represented at the MGAEC and more broadly within the University.

Section 14 of the MGA Constitution outlines the Indigenous Students' Officer’s full position description.


  • All applications must be made via the MGAEC co-option form (below) and emailed to Janice Boey at Any further questions about the vacant positions can also be directed to this email. 
  • Applicant must be available to attend an MGAEC meeting as an observer. This may include the next meeting scheduled to take place in late July (date and time TBC). 
  • Applications close on 5:00pm on Sunday, 21 July 2024.

Download the MGAEC Co-option Form (DOC)

The MGA team

Got a question or request about anything at all? Get in contact with one of our staff members – we’d love to hear from you. Alternatively, drop by the MGA office at Clayton or Caulfield so we can help!

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Work for the MGA

The MGA employs Monash graduate students to fill the receptionist roles at the Clayton and Caulfield offices. When a vacancy arises we advertise the position through our email newsletter and on our website.

The Monash Graduate Association (MGA) is the representative body for all graduate research and coursework students enrolled at Monash University. So, what sets us apart from the University services? The MGA is an independent, not-for-profit association governed by graduate students, for graduate students. Our primary aim is to be there for you! If you can’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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