Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Vocational Education and Training

Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 1 November 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Be part of a dynamic and ambitious leadership team
  • Change agent in a complex organisation
  • Build on Swinburne’s unique dual-sector identity

Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

The Pro Vice Chancellor (PVC) and Chief Executive Vocational Education and Training (VET) provides strategic leadership and operational management of the VET Portfolio. As a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Team, the role has delegated responsibility for all VET programs of the University. The PVC and Chief Executive VET will lead the design, development, delivery and evaluation of innovative, high quality education programs and promote opportunities for articulation programs with Swinburne’s Higher Education Schools. The role also has responsibility for the continuous improvement, quality assurance and the development and engagement of a high performing workforce.

Demonstrating an ability to participate in whole-of-University decision making, dynamic candidates will possess transferrable experience from driving complex strategic and operational vocational education and training contexts, plus the professional credibility to execute the sophisticated demands of the role. Outstanding communication skills and a strong customer service ethos are essential as are the abilities to influence, think creatively and exercise effective judgment in a dynamic environment.

To learn more about this unique opportunity please contact our advising consultants Alun Parry and Phil Graham on

Applications close on 1 November 2021.