Senior Project Officer

Hawthorn, Australia
15 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Education and Quality Services unit
  • Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus
  • HEW Level 7 salary + 17% super with flexible working options

About the Role 

We are seeking a dynamic individual to join us in this service provision role leading and supporting a range of professional accreditation projects across Higher Education at Swinburne University. This role offers a high level of autonomy in supporting the activities required to establish and maintain accreditations with external professional bodies.

Reporting to the Manager, Academic Partnerships, you will also provide support to broader projects within the EQS portfolio. You will be responsible for providing advice to academic staff on University policies and procedures that relate to internal course accreditation, quality procedures and governance requirements. In collaboration with other members of the EQS unit, this position is responsible for driving high standards of service to stakeholders.

The EQS unit is a central team that supports academic quality and partnerships, accreditation and policy through working together, with our internal and external stakeholders and empowering change through continuous improvement. This position carries substantial responsibility and requires a broad range of skills and the ability to exercise considerable judgment, initiative, discretion and independence.

About You

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the successful delivery of projects independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage relationships with diverse groups of people to work collaboratively in order to achieve shared objectives for the benefit of the organisation.
  • High level analytical and problem solving skills, with the capacity to develop rapid and sound solutions to problems and issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate with autonomy, exercise sound problem solving and judgement skills and respond effectively to unexpected situations. 
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to work to competing deadlines.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Higher Education sector and tertiary work environment is highly desirable. 


  • A degree with at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Relevant Project Management qualifications is desirable.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on 

Applications Close: Sunday, 2 October 2022 at 5 pm.

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For any support please contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator at or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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