Candidature Progression Officer

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$84,665 - $89,477 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
08 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Graduate Research School

  • Work with a specialist team dedicated to the management of Higher Degree by Research admissions, candidature, scholarships and examinations
  • Level 6, full-time appointment on an ongoing basis
  • Base salary range: $84,665 - $89,477 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Graduate Research School (GRS) sits within the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) portfolio. The GRS provides strategic and academic leadership and management to enhance graduate research training at the University. The GRS manages Admissions, Candidature, Examinations and Scholarship allocations for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students and applicants, as well as providing skills and professional development to both students and supervisors.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Admissions and Scholarships, you will focus on administration workflows and communications across the Higher Degree Research Candidate life cycle (commencement, progression and completion).

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent
  • Substantial relevant senior administrative experience at an appropriate level
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures for the administration of Higher Degrees by Research
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to draft cases, correspondence and communicate effectively with multiple and diverse stakeholders
  • Commitment to providing a high level of quality customer service

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Candidature Progression Officer 513899.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 23 March 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Heather Gordon at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for child 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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