Career Education Coordinator

Boroondara, Australia
06 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community
  • HEW 7, $82,585 - $89,149 plus 17% super
  • Full-time, ongoing, Hawthorn campus

About Swinburne 

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

This position reports directly to the Associate Director, Student Professional Development and supports the delivery of career development programs and resources in collaboration with career consultants and faculty academic staff to enhance the employability of all students. This will include online and blended learning modes to ensure all Swinburne students have access to career development programs and resources. The appointee will use current career development theories, frameworks and best practices in the design of career programs and resources. 

The position will also oversee the delivery of key academic units within Student Engagement, such as Future Work Skills, including the unit coordination and development and management of associated resources in collaboration with academic and administration staff.


The Office of Student Engagement provides senior strategic leadership and co-ordination of student academic support & career development, engaged learning and student Engagement initiatives. It will build on existing programs and develop new initiatives that contribute to supporting, developing and enhancing the academic life and success of our students. Student Engagement focuses its activities on the learning and teaching priorities to develop engaged self-directed and globally aware learners; and to develop enrichment programs that contribute to the personal development of students.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. Career Development, Social Science, Business or Education, supported by relevant industry experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and / or education / training
  • A postgraduate qualification in Career Development 
  • Experience in tertiary/teaching including a record of teaching and curriculum development.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

How to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Deb McDonald, Acting Associate Director, Centre for Career Development on +61 3 9214 4974. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 31400
Applications close at 5pm, Friday 20 October 2017.