Education and Curriculum Officer

Camperdown, Australia
$95,860 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

Job Details

  • Opportunity to contribute to the education quality objectives of the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Part time (0.5 FTE) fixed term contract for 1 year based at Camperdown, Education Unit, FMH
  • Base Salary (Pro-Rata) $95,860 + 17% superannuation

The Faculty of Medicine and Health (FMH) is committed to leading change in healthcare by educating future healthcare professionals and reimagining the way healthcare is delivered.

The Faculty's Curriculum and Quality Team provides high level support and advice to all academic and professional staff in relation to curriculum content, accreditation and quality matters as well as admissions, academic integrity and Faculty-level appeals.

As Education and Curriculum Officer you will liaise with academic and professional stakeholders providing on-going support in developing curriculum proposals, supporting the governance process and implementing all FMH curriculum changes. Using your strong level of initiative and attention to detail you will assess implications of curriculum issues and amendments and ensure important curriculum changes meet policy and can be brought to fruition.

There is a requirement for this position to be on site a minimum of 2 days a week and wfh. Hybrid working options will be decided with your manager if you are successful in this position.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Review and critically analyse minor and major curriculum course proposals from the Faculty, ensuring they are accurate and adhere to University policy and system requirements as well as guiding staff through the University's governance approval processes through to implementation
  • facilitate and implement the deployment of approved curriculum proposals by ensuring the Faculty's curriculum information on Sydney Student, Sydney Courses, the handbook and other web pages and publications are correct
  • work with other members of the Curriculum and Quality team and PSUs to coordinate with faculty staff regarding curriculum related matters such as reviews, policy changes, course approval processes and other compliance matters
  • interpret, advise and implement relevant University policy and practices and assist Academic, Teaching and Professional staff with general policy interpretation and other procedural issues related to curriculum matters
  • liaise with and establish effective working relationships with key staff to ensure that the work area's curriculum, learning and teaching priorities and needs are effectively met
  • collate, prepare and update curriculum documentation for Academic and Teaching staff for use in printed and online publications, as required
  • proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that arise as part of normal daily work

About you

  • proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that arise as part of normal daily work
  • experience in curriculum support and governance in a tertiary environment
  • excellent oral and written communication, analytical and problem solving skills
  • excellent client focus with the ability to build partnerships between the faculty academic leadership and education teams and the PSUs within the university
  • strong attention to detail and demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

Please address the following targeted questions in your cover letter:

  • Provide an example of where you took the initiative, without being prompted, to make an improvement or solve a problem. What was the result?
  • Describe a time you have been involved in the creation of written materials such as preparing reports or other important documentation. What steps did you take to ensure accuracy and what was the feedback or outcome of this task?

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Frank McHenry, Recruitment Operations, by email to

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Sunday 25 February 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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