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Senior Education Design Officer

Darlington, Australia
$104,633 - $113,992 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

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Job Details

  • Revolutionise education, drive innovation and shape future learning experiences
  • Full time, fixed term contract until 31st December 2024
  • Base Salary $104,633 - $113,992 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Education, Enterprise and Engagement (EEE) team at the University of Sydney serves as a centralised hub for student enquiries and support services, offering guidance on academic matters, student life, and administrative queries. They have an opportunity for a Senior Educational Design Officer to join their team in support of the NPILF pilot program.

As a Senior Educational Design Officer, you will collaborate with academic, teaching staff, and industry partners to develop innovative experiential and work-integrated learning experiences. You will support implementing education design principles to enhance student learning outcomes, creating and testing aligned educational resources.

Reporting to the Manager Engaged and Work Integrated Learning, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • support academic staff with innovative curriculum design and technical assistance in the context of employability and work integrated learning units of study
  • provide technical expertise for educational resource creation, enhancing learning
  • offer advice on educational approaches that enable industry engagement for learning and student success
  • deliver operational support, ensuring policy compliance and project success
  • develop tools aligned with teaching needs, enhancing engagement and quality for experiential and work integrated learning
  • guide educational approaches, activities, and assessments with an emphasis on industry engaged activities and employability.

About you

Are you a skilled work integrated learning (WIL) focused educational designer looking to make a significant impact on the student experience? Join EEE at the University of Sydney to collaborate on innovative learning experiences and drive enhancements in student engagement and success through innovation in WIL curriculum.

  • tertiary qualifications in education, coupled with relevant working experience
  • experience in learning design and curriculum development across a range of WIL program delivery modes
  • working experience with online educational platforms and learning management systems in enabling student engagement in WIL
  • excellent time and workload management skills, with the ability to prioritise effectively
  • possess knowledge of University policies and procedures in a tertiary environment
  • demonstrate the ability to work independently and collaboratively, taking initiative and exercising sound judgment
  • excellent student, staff and industry stakeholder engagement to achieve shared goals in WIL design, delivery and evaluation.

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 reasons for 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.

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Rachel Strong, Recruitment Operations by email

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Applications Close

Sunday 14 April 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

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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