Student Equity Advisor

Melbourne, Australia
10 Oct 2017
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24 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • 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.

Academic Services, University Services

Salary: $79,910 - $86,499 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements within the University of Melbourne. The Student Equity Advisor is a member of the Student Administration Team which sits within the Academic Services portfolio.

About the role

The Student Equity Advisor (SEA) plays a key part in the provision and coordination of strategies and services that ensure students requiring special consideration are able to participate equitably in their academic pursuits at the University of Melbourne. These services are delivered in a student-centric environment and in the context that all students are expected to be independent and active participants in their studies at University.

The SEA meets regularly with students who require adjustments or other arrangements to be made to allow them to participate as students on an equitable basis.  This involves working with a diverse range of students requiring adjustments for a wide range of reasons (e.g. elite performer, carer, and defence reservist commitments; disabilities; ongoing or short term health problems). SEAs also work with academic and professional staff across the University to manage adjustments and arrangements for students.

About you

The appointee will have:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification and / or at least two years relevant employment experience in a tertiary education
  • Experience in the provision of expert and accessible advice and support to students and colleagues about study adjustments and special consideration outcomes that maintain academic integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to interact sensitively and empathetically with students experiencing a wide range of challenges, stress and anxiety in relation to their studies
  • Strong organisational skills including a demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and work effectively and efficiently under pressure and within relevant policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment.


  • 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: 24 October 2017

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