Business Partner

Boroondara, Australia
08 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community
  • HEW 8, attractive salary and benefits on offer
  • Full-time ongoing, Hawthorn location

About Swinburne 

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community. Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

About the job

The Business Partner is a member of the Business Partnerships team within Student and Academic Services. This position provides a key liaison point between the Student & Academic Services department and all Academic Units in the facilitation and fulfillment of service obligations. 

This position has specific responsibility in relation to Vocational Education and Training compliance and reporting. The Business Partner is required provide authoritative advice and to develop, implement and review administrative policies and procedures to ensure compliance.

The Business Partner works closely with the senior management team within the Students portfolio and key business partner groups to lead and implement effective change, while developing staff capability and operations.

Skills and experience

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

  • Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or extensive experience and management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of client service functions, including a demonstrated ability to develop and deliver high quality services to a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage projects, develop and implement quality assurance and contribute to strategic planning.

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


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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 Nikolina Kilibarda, Associate Director Business Partnerships on +61 3 9214 8562. 

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

Position number: 29180

Applications close at 5 pm, Monday 20 November 2017