Senior Coordinator Accreditation and Review

Perth, Australia
17 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
16 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Continuous, Full time (37.5 Hours Per Week)
  • HEW0708 | $84k -110k plus 17% superannuation 
  • Salary Packaging opportunities 
  • Ref: 121810/2860A01

About the work area

The Office of Academic Quality, Curriculum Management and Policy provides essential services in relation to the quality, standards, and compliance of Murdoch University as an Australian University Provider. This includes responsibility for the monitoring and assurance of fundamental legislative compliance requirements including but not limited to the Higher Education Standards Framework, ESOS and the National Code and HESA.

The role

The Senior Coordinator Accreditation and Review is responsible for coordinating and supporting the monitoring of professional accreditation across the University, including maintenance of the University’s Accreditation Register as well as commissioning and support for independent and management reviews of University operations and practice with regard to Higher Education Standards Framework, or any other relevant standards. This position will primarily engage with relevant non-regulatory external bodies to ensure the University’s compliance in relation to current and potential accreditations.

What you’ll bring to this role

As an ideal applicant you will demonstrate:

  1. Dynamism. If you are seeking a role that is enterprising, active, and innovative then this is the role for you.
  2. Credibility. Experience in the professional accreditation or compliance management of educational services in an education, government, or regulated industry context is essential.
  3. Understanding. Monitoring professional accreditation-compliance risks, is different to preparing a professional accreditation application. This role is involved in both areas but is primarily responsible for the former.
  4. Professionalism. You will become the external face of professional accreditation at the University and a subject matter expert across a range of professional standards. Your professionalism is second only to your humility.
  5. Resilience and composure and a proven ability to adapt process, methods, and requirements to meet strict and sometimes conflicting deadlines.

Applicants with applied knowledge of higher education policy and the Australian higher education environment, including Higher Education Standards Framework and the role of TEQSA (or ASQA), are strongly encouraged to apply.  Applicants with a general compliance background will also be considered favourably. Applicants with a background supporting the submission of professional accreditation applications are also encouraged but must demonstrate aptitude and capacity to take a broader compliance and risk view of professional accreditation as an activity.

Applicants should refer to the Position Description for further detail on the duties, skills and experience required for this role. Applicants must have valid work rights. 

What you’ll get in return 

You will be part of a vibrant and talented team, work in an innovative and lively university community and enjoy the benefits that come with working at Murdoch. 

Our people enjoy a lively, natural campus and world-class facilities, as well as a range of benefits including: 

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Salary packaging options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On Campus Services and Facilities, including a Childcare Centre, Gym, Vet Hospital and Chiropractic Clinic

To Apply 

Please apply by submitting the documents below: 

  • A cover letter including a statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description)
  • Your most recent resume (CV)

Your application may not be considered if it does not directly address the selection criteria for the role.

Please visit the Current Vacancies page to view the position description for this role. 

Please see the Applicant Guide for more information. Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted. Please note visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

Position contact: Paul Comiskey, Director, Academic Quality, Curriculum Management and Policy

Murdoch University values workplace diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, and individuals with disability. Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process. 

Closing date:  16 January 2022 (8:59pm AWST) 

Please note Murdoch University will be in a Limited Service Period from Wednesday 22 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022 (inclusive). All queries relating to this advert will be responded to after this period. 

The University reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.