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Student Success Coach (LLN)

Melbourne, Australia
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Academic Discipline
Education, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Other Academic
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full Time, Fixed Term
  • Salary Level Teacher 2-5 Depending on Qualifications and Experience + Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the City Campus but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University.

About the Position

The Student Success Coach plays a pivotal role in guiding and empowering students to achieve their full potential within the courses offered by the College of Vocational Education. Working directly with students across a range of programs, this role will employ specialist learning strategies and develop appropriate learning activities to support students to meet course learning outcomes. The Student Success Coach will be required to work collaboratively in a team-teaching situation with vocational teachers when providing specialist support to students with Language, Literacy and Numeracy needs.

The role also includes provision of targeted student support, identification of at-risk students, identification of barriers to academic success and referral to additional support services.

The incumbent will use their strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to engage students and work effectively with vocational teachers, influencing classroom practice where appropriate. You will have a proven track record supplying Language, Literacy and Numeracy support in an education background with a strong understanding of the VE sector and a demonstrated understanding of specialist LLN teaching methodologies.

Positions with either a Language, Literacy or Numeracy specialisation are available.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Interpersonal & Communication Excellence: Demonstrated ability in effective teaching, consultancy, and strong presentation with adeptness in various teaching techniques. This includes highly developed written and oral communication skills and effective partnership-building abilities.
  • LLN Expertise: Proficiency in delivering tailored strategies in LLN Speciality and well-developed teaching skills, including selecting and using a wide range of strategies appropriate to a diverse student population and the competency standards required such as direct instruction, scaffolding, and adjusted learning activities, coupled with experience in designing individualized plans considering students' well-being, cultural backgrounds, demographics and academic challenges.
  • Collaborative Approach: Proven ability to work effectively in a team-teaching environment to address LLN-specific needs and provide academic student support.
  • Support for At-Risk Students: Demonstrated capability to develop, implement, and review strategies ensuring guidance for students at risk.
  • Technology Integration in Learning: Ability to integrate technology into learning programs, emphasizing the enhancement of student outcomes, and proficiency in computer-based skills, including Windows software and internet tools.
  • Student Engagement & Motivation: Proven track record in creating engaging learning activities and guiding students to maximize their learning outcomes.
  • Mandatory: 3 years teaching experience with high level LLN expertise.


  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) or equivalent
  • An AQF7 or higher qualification in adult education (LLN specialised)

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the College of Vocational Education

The purpose of RMIT's College of Vocational Education is to empower learners and our industry, community and government partners to succeed in the new world of work. Our five-year strategic roadmap, ALiVE@RMIT, purposefully guides everything we do in vocational education to deliver our vision: to position RMIT as a leading multi-sector provider with global impact and influence.

Led by our Pro Vice Chancellor, the College of VE is reimagining how we deliver vocational education to create unique experiences for our students and partners, so we can:

  • lead in practice-based learning
  • empower learners for the future of work
  • engage industry and community at scale
  • grow for impact and influence

The College of VE is delivering impact through transformation that creates long-term change.

Learning and Teaching Innovation

Guided by our student-centred approach, the College of VE empowers high-performing educators to deliver exceptional learning experiences by:

  • Accelerating online delivery and embedding learnings from COVID-19 and
  • Enabling a new and unique approach to practice-based learning

With a central focus on learning and teaching innovation, driven by a culture of continuous improvement and underpinned by strong governance, the College of VE strives for excellence in quality, compliance and policy oversight.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link at the top of this page.

Please note: Due to the urgent nature of the role, we will be running a rolling recruitment process, contacting candidates as soon as they apply, so please do not wait until the closing date to apply.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Diana Ruiz via email

Position Description - Student Success Coach (LLN)

RMIT reserves the right to remove this job posting at any time.

About RMIT University

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 96,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. The University's mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work.

Why work at RMIT University

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. Find out more about working at RMIT University, what we stand for and why we are an Employer of Choice.

We want to attract those who will make a difference. View RMIT's impressive standings in university rankings.

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RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via or visit our Careers page for more contact information -

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