Coordinator, Assessment and Special Consideration

Melbourne, Australia
$94,173 - $103,694 + 17% Superannuation
24 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Flexible location
  • Full-time and fixed term to 31 December 2023
  • HEW 7 $94,173 - $103,694 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities.

The Coordinator, Assessment and Special Consideration oversees the operational frameworks, processes and team resourcing relating to Special Consideration and the Academic Progress System within the Academic Progression and Integrity Team (API). The position coordinates, along with the broader API Leadership team, continuous improvement initiatives and implementation of new procedural requirements in relation to Special Consideration, Student Academic Integrity and Student Academic Progress.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that people responsible for implementing work priorities have role clarity, the authority to act and feel empowered and supported to act
  • Identifying, leading and actively promoting change within own area of responsibility and understanding and communicating the reasons for the change
  • Using knowledge of innovation principles to analyse current processes and practices
  • Establishing and demonstrating a high level of learning, energy and commitment and maintaining personal integrity and making decisions consistent with University values
  • Consulting a diverse range of stakeholders and experts, not immediately involved, to gain a broader and deeper understanding of a specific issue
  • Seeking feedback from clients regarding their satisfaction and perspective with products or services received, responding to feedback with openness and transparency and seeking to identify ways to better service the customer
  • Developing and implementing practical, accessible solutions based on stakeholder needs
  • Acting as a coach and working with team members to facilitate growth and development by giving balanced, constructive feedback considering individual capability and team performance

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • A Degree with subsequent relevant experience; or
  • Extensive experience and specialist knowledge or broad knowledge in technical or administrative fields; or
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Administrative experience in a large organisation which is governed through an extensive policy framework
  • Knowledge of academic progress and academic integrity policy, process and practice
  • Experience applying a common set of rules in a multitude of circumstances 

Applications for this position close on 4 December

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


  • Working with Children Check (refer to Recruitment Procedure)

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Michael Tuckley, Manager, Academic Progress and Integrity, via   

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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