Policy Writer

Ballarat / Berwick, Australia
$82,544 p.a. plus up to 17% superannuation
09 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Centre for Academic Development (CAD) – Ballarat or Berwick Campus
  • Full-time, fixed-term appointment until April 2024
  • HEW 6 - $82,544 p.a. plus up to 17% superannuation

About the role

You will assist in the ongoing implementation of the University Policy Governance Framework and Policy Management system to ensure currency, availability, fit for purpose and compliance of University Policy and Procedure.

You will:

  • assist with the maintenance of a policy review schedule;
  • provide accurate policy advice through a detailed knowledge and understanding of relevant external standards including TEQSA, ASQA, CRICOS/ ESOS and VRQA;
  • liaise with University content matter experts, to facilitate the review, including drafting, approval and implementation of policies; and
  • facilitate the policy consultation process, ensuring feedback is recorded and documented.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our University and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked university in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment.

About you

You will have an understanding of Policy Management and experience analysing, developing, and implementing policy documents within a tertiary environment. You will also have a high level of organisational skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks, to prioritise and to meet timelines in a constantly changing environment.

You will possess:

  • knowledge and understanding of regulatory and legislative requirements, such as, TESQA, ASQA, CRICOS / ESOS and VRQA requirements and the context within the University;
  • the ability to identify and analyse problems, develop innovative solutions and provide appropriate advice and recommendations to resolve problems;
  • interpersonal, written and verbal communication and negotiation skills; and
  • the proven ability to establish collaborative working relationships with a wide-range of stakeholders.

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 26 March 2023

Applicants are required to submit a resume and suitability letter.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.

We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter.

You will be able to take advantage of our Health Sports and Aquatics Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen, SMB and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance webpage.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

Federation University is committed to The Circle Back Initiative program, whereby we will respond to every applicant.