Course Coordinator

Brisbane, Australia
12 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Health

Remuneration: Total Remuneration range: $133,282 to $153,702 pa (LEVC) (inclusive of $112,625 to $129,880 salary, 17.5% recreation leave loading and 17% superannuation) (full-time equivalent)

Fixed-term, part-time for 18 months

Contact: Christine Lane
IHBI Business Manager
(07) 3138 6083
HR Contact: Emma Downey
Senior HR Advisor
(07) 3138 4148

Open to: Applicants who have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of the fixed-term appointment. Aboriginal Australians and Torres Straight Islander people are encourage to apply.

About QUT

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are one of the nation’s fastest growing research
universities and our courses are in high demand. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six

We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world. We are transforming the student
experience we offer our 50,000 students and we place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees.

Our internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. QUT established the world's first Creative Industries Faculty, and we invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments. Further information about QUT can be obtained from the website at

Our Vision

The QUT Blueprint 5 is our institutional strategic plan. It sets out priorities, strategies and key performance indicators to drive greater coherence and coordination of our efforts. Our overall vision for the future is:

  • to provide outstanding real world education through physical and virtual learning environments and innovative courses that lead to excellent outcomes for graduates living in a diverse and complex environment characterised by rapid, transformative change;
  • to focus on being a globally leading university that delivers solutions to the challenges of today and of the future through high-impact research that spans discipline boundaries and works in partnership with end users, leveraging our deep technological strengths and alignment to the human capital and innovation needs of the global economy;
  • to strengthen and extend partnerships with professional and broader communities to build our reputation as a source of knowledge that is applied to real world challenges.

About the Faculty of Health

The Faculty’s vision, to enable people and communities to create a healthy future for the real world, will be achieved through the delivery of world class teaching and research combined with productive and sustainable partnerships.

The Faculty operates across three campuses and several distributed sites and comprises seven schools:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Optometry and Vision Science
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Public Health and Social Work

Health is one of QUT’s largest faculties with nearly 600 Higher Degree Research students and approximately 10,000 coursework students enrolled across seventy courses.

Approximately half of the Faculty’s 1,200 international students are enrolled in its undergraduate degrees. Our students have access to state-of-the-art learning spaces such as the newly refurbished 150-seat biomedical teaching laboratory at Gardens Point Campus and the Faculty’s teaching clinics (QUT Health Clinics) based at the Kelvin Grove campus.

The Faculty’s strength will continue to grow through its partnership with QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI). Working together, the Faculty and IHBI engage researchers in large scale programmatic activities allowing research to be undertaken at scale to address current and future global challenges. IHBI’s researchers focus on three broad areas: prevention, intervention, and translation. Interdisciplinary research is conducted across three themes:

  • Injury Prevention and Trauma Management
  • Health Determinants and Health Systems
  • Chronic Disease and Ageing

About the School of Biomedical Sciences

The School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health, provides innovative undergraduate degree programs in Medical Laboratory Science and Biomedical Science, and contributes to several other degree programs across the University. The School’s research is focused on primary and applied questions of how the human body works, in efforts to improve our quality of life. Teaching is carried out in new state-of-the-art learning spaces and laboratories, and our researchers enjoy world class facilities in multi-campus Institutes and collaborative research centres, closely aligned with translational and industry drivers. Areas of research strength including cancer, vaccines and infections, genomics, and cell and tissue engineering feed into specialty undergraduate teaching in anatomical sciences, cell and molecular biology, human biochemistry and physiology, and infectious diseases.

About the Position

QUT is developing a Masters Program in Diagnostic Genomics through funding received from the Queensland Genomic Health Alliance. This course aims to create a workforce able to incorporate genomics into healthcare. The Course Coordinator is a key role that will provide oversight and coordination of all aspects of the development of the Masters in Diagnostic Genomics. The successful applicant will work with key stakeholders to coordinate and develop content materials, requirements for lecture materials and resources, and oversee and liaise with speakers.

This position reports to the Executive Director, IHBI for supervision, workload management and for Performance Planning and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Curriculum development and design including identifying emerging technologies/ applications in genomics to be included in the curriculum.
  • Developing content and assessment for diagnostic genomics based units.
  • Supervising and guiding unit coordinators, and identifying, recruiting and working with individuals with expertise to give one or multiple units in specialised units.
  • Working with unit coordinators, guest lectures and members of the eLearning group to design and structure learning experiences, creating diverse technologybased learning environments that effectively engage students and achieve specific pedagogical goals.
  • Consulting with the Learning and Teaching Unit to seek advice regarding student engagement, to maximise retention and minimise attrition and optimal program assessment.
  • Coordinating Masters students placements and communicating with placement supervisors.
  • Reporting to the Program Executive Committee, the Curriculum Standards Committee, the Health Academic Board, University Academic Board, and the Queensland Genomics Health Alliance.
  • Reporting to and preparing paperwork needed to maintain professional accreditation by the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA).
  • Promoting the graduate programs through the Queensland Genomics Health Alliance, the HGSA, the University and other avenues.
  • Preparing grant applications to ensure the sustainability of the existing program and allow for future program development.
  • Implementing and administering University policy within the Faculty with respect to equitable access to education and workplace health and safety.

To be appointed as a Course Coordinator (Senior Lecturer level) the successful applicant must meet the position classification standards outlined in the QUT Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff).

Real World Capabilities

To deliver on QUT’s global, collaborative and connected vision requires a workforce that embodies the following capabilities:

  • Agility and openness to change
  • Connectivity and collaboration (intra and inter-disciplinary)
  • Cultural inclusion
  • Digital literacy
  • Future-focused thinking (strategic, innovative & design and entrepreneurial)
  • Global in intent and reach
  • Leadership of strategy, action and others
  • Performance and resource management

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on a fixed term, part-time basis for 18 months


Kelvin Grove.

Selection Criteria

  1. Completion of a doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline area.
  2. Proven ability to develop and embed innovative approaches to learning and teaching, including curriculum design.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the use of technology to facilitate effective learning, connection and collaboration.
  4. Proven leadership that contributes to a high performing and collaborative culture.
  5. Strong relationship building skills, with the demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships with industry and professional bodies.
  6. Desirable: Experience in diagnostic genomics, genomics or related fields of genetic counselling or life sciences.

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Academic Level C (LEVC) which has an annual remuneration range of $133,282 pa to $153,702 pa (full-time equivalent). Which is inclusive of an annual salary range of $112,625 pa to $129,880 pa (full-time equivalent), 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible benefits. With competitive remuneration including superannuation, the University offers real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation that is proud of its excellent employment conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Working at QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to applicants who have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of the fixed-term appointment.  Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For further information about the position, please contact, Christine Lane, IHBI Business Manager on (07) 3138 6083; or for further information about working at QUT contact Emma Downey, Senior HR Advisor on (07) 3138 4148

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please visit for reference number 17410.

When applying for this position your application must include the following:

  • A current resume
  • A brief summary (1-2 pages) outlining 1 or 2 of your best examples which demonstrate your specific outcomes for each of the Selection Criteria.

Applications close 1 October 2017.