Team Leader

Melbourne University
13 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Job No: 0041751

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Salary: $85,189 - $92,216 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation  

- Join Australia's number 1 University †

- Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.

- Use your expertise and innovative thinking to truly have an impact. 

Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.


The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is at the forefront of innovation in education, working with partners in schools, early childhood settings, communities, government and beyond, constantly seeking new and improved ways to support Australia's education system. The Melbourne Social Equity Institute (MSEI) is one of the University's five interdisciplinary research institutes. It receives funding via the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) and is hosted by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

The Placement Team, based within the Academic Support Office of the MGSE is responsible for identifying, confirming and administering approximately 2,000 student placements, also known as Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities, per year, for subjects ranging from Undergraduate Breadth to Graduate Higher Degree Coursework, and in particular the Master of Teaching. This work is delivered in partnership with MGSE academic colleagues, as well as the 400+ partner organisations MGSE currently works with to deliver this critical element of the Teaching and Learning program, with placement locations ranging from Early Childhood Centres, to Primary and Secondary schools and other educational settings.

The MGSE is now seeking a Team Leader, Placement who will be responsible for both leading a team of Placement Officers as well as the hands-on administration of student placements.

As the successful candidate for the Team Leader, Placement position, you will manage and direct the workflow of the Placement Team and works closely with key professional and academic colleagues, particularly subject coordinators and Clinical Practice Coordinators, to ensure the effective delivery of student services and academic activities related to placements. As the successful candidate, you will maintain a comprehensive knowledge of university and MGSE policies, systems and strategies in relation to WIL and uses extensive operational knowledge to identify and resolve issues as they arise and develop and refine business processes and systems solutions to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of MGSE's placement processes.

In a hands-on capacity, you will provide excellent service to both students and partner organisations, balancing the needs of these various stakeholders in the identification, confirmation and administration of placements.


-  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

-  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

-  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

-  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date:  30 Oct 2016

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