Planning Support Analyst

Brisbane, Australia
07 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Office of Planning and Business Intelligence (PBI)

The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s leading universities but is operating in an increasingly complex internal and external environment. Planning & Business Intelligence provides a key resource to the senior management of the University, providing data, analysis and insights to support strategic decision making. The Planning & Performance Analysis team is responsible for supporting the development of the University’s strategic and operational plans, KPI development and monitoring, environmental scanning, government policy analysis, student load and admissions planning, strategic analysis and the submission of student enrolment data to the Australian Government.

Information about Planning & Business Intelligence at UQ can be found at:

The role

The Planning Support Analyst will perform a range of duties to provide support for strategic information analysis and the preparation and validation of student data to meet the University’s statutory reporting requirements to the Australian government.

The position will have a particular focus on the analysis of student administrative and survey data, but will also support a range of data analysis and reporting in response to ad hoc queries as they arise. This role will also work closely with the Reporting Analyst to fulfil statutory reporting requirements. This function includes the use, development and application of various data validation systems to maintain data integrity. The core preparation period for these submissions occurs between March and May and between September and October.

The person

The successful appointee will have strong data analysis skills including the ability to compile and manipulate complex datasets. Experience using tools such SAP BusinessObjects and/or as SPSS is required. Also necessary are strong written communication and interpersonal skills. The successful appointee will be self-motivated, have excellent attention to detail and be outcomes focused. Previous experience working in a large, complex organisation, ideally in higher education, is desirable. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207.07 - $79,964.50 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822.27 - $93,558.46 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Jenny Gill on +61 7 3365 9195 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses. 

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