Professional Learning Facilitator

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $136,136  p.a. plus 17% super
22 May 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time/Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE)
Salary:  Level B - $114,645 - $136,136  p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE)

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) aims to foster staff productivity, growth, and engagement in order to enrich the impact of education on society. Through their research and teaching efforts, MGSE strives to transform educational practices within and beyond the profession. As a research institution, MGSE provides research leadership by setting the direction for high-impact, innovative, and responsive research that addresses pressing societal issues.

Melbourne Assessment, a social enterprise initiative within MGSE, is headed by Executive Director, Enterprise Professor Sandra Milligan. It's mission revolves around collaborating with industry partners to conduct research, development, and implementation of reliable and innovative products and services for schools, education institutions, and industry bodies. The unit emphasises pioneering approaches to assessment and recognition policies and practices, particularly in relation to complex competencies.

About the Role

The Professional Learning Facilitator, operating within Melbourne Assessment, holds the responsibility of collaboratively designing, delivering, and continually enhancing professional learning programs. Their expertise lies in the realms of teaching, assessment, and school leadership, which they leverage to create programs that align with strategic objectives. The facilitator's primary focus is to meet the unique needs and expectations of clients, integrating up-to-date research and best practices into the program development process. They develop a comprehensive understanding of Melbourne Assessment's initiatives and actively seek opportunities to unite professional learning programs with other related initiatives. Ultimately, their goal is to provide tailored and impactful education programs that contribute to the overall objectives of Melbourne Assessment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design professional learning programs, including co-designing, reviewing, developing and refining content and materials for online and face-to-face delivery, which reflect contemporary research and best-practice.
  • Deliver professional learning to cohorts of educators, to meet the expectations of clients and participants.
  • Collaborate with relevant external education and community stakeholders, including clients, building strategic partnerships in aligned areas.
  • Liaise with thought leaders and other team members to contribute effectively to programs.

This role offers the chance to collaborate with diverse stakeholders, work on custom education programs with a government agency, and leverage technology to create engaging learning experiences, making it an exceptional opportunity for professional growth and meaningful contributions to the education field.

About You

To be successful in this role, you should possess excellent teaching abilities, with a strong track record of delivering high-quality instruction in schools and in the areas of assessment, educational improvement, or educational leadership. You should exhibit exceptional organisational skills, prioritise effectively, meet deadlines, and manage competing demands. Additionally, you should demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills, building and managing relationships with diverse individuals and groups, and showcase strategic thinking, problem-solving abilities, and a commitment to staying updated with contemporary theories and best practices in adult learning.

You will also have:

  • Postgraduate qualifications, a doctoral degree (preferred) or substantial progress towards it, in education, teaching, educational leadership or management or related field, as well as professional qualifications in teaching.
  • Evidence of a high-quality teaching record in the area of assessment, educational improvement, or educational leadership in either professional learning programs for teachers and/or school leaders, or tertiary teacher or school leader education.
  • Extensive understanding of the K-12 educational system in Australia.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Applications close: 7th June 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Position description: PD_Professional Learning Facilitator (Academic Specialist).pdf

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