Assessment Writer

Melbourne, Australia
12 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part-Time, 0.5 FTE Fixed Term position until the end of 2021
  • HEW 7 + 9.5% Superannuation
  • Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMITs leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the College of Vocational Education

The purpose of RMITs College of Vocational Education is to empower learners and our industry, community and government partners to succeed in the new world of work. Our five-year strategic roadmap, ALiVE@RMIT, purposefully guides everything we do in vocational education to deliver our vision: to position RMIT as a leading multi-sector provider with global impact and influence. Led by our Pro Vice Chancellor, the College of VE is reimagining how we deliver vocational education to create unique experiences for our students and partners, so we can:

  • lead in practice-based learning
  • empower learners for the future of work
  • engage industry and community at scale
  • grow for impact and influence

The College of VE is delivering impact through transformation that creates long-term change.

About role/you

The Assessment Writer will play a key role in designing innovative assessment for a higher apprenticeship project, an initiative backed by the Victorian Government. RMIT and the Future Social Services Institute (FSSI) have been selected to lead development of the pilot project in collaboration with industry partners from the social service sector.

Working as a member of the higher apprenticeship project team, the Assessment Writer will have responsibility for developing a suite of streamlined and customisable assessments in collaboration with the industry partners and in accordance with RMIT policies, procedures and practices.

In this role you will coordinate the development of assessments as required by the Higher Apprenticeship Project and will play a vital role in ensuring the development of assessments is relevant to current industry practice, Training Packages, compliance requirements and quality benchmarks and; developed within the required timelines and the scope of the project.

The position works closely with the higher apprenticeship project team within the VEDT as well as the Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) and the industry partners to ensure that stakeholder needs are met.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Working knowledge of assessment principles and rules of evidence.
  • Ability to integrate current practices and trends in digital technologies and progressive pedagogical practices into assessment development.
  • Proven skills and experience in VET assessment development and the development of innovative, industry driven and compliant assessment tools.
  • High-level interpersonal and professional communication skills to work effectively with individuals and teams of staff with different levels of technical and VET knowledge


  • A qualification in vocational education and training is desirable.
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment TAE 40110

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

To Apply

Please submit your CV, covering letter and on a separate document address the key selection criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply link below.

Applications close on 25th of April at 11:55 pm.

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community

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