Learning Designer

Boroondara, Australia
23 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Highly sought after opportunities to contribute to our innovative culture 
  • Attractive salary package including 17% superannuation and generous staff benefits
  • Full-time, fixed term position for 3 years based at the Hawthorn campus

Swinburne has an international reputation for research excellence, innovation and impact through active research engagement with industry, business and the community. Our commitment to high-quality teaching and research is reflected in our place within a number of prestigious world academic rankings. The Learning and Transformation unit will contribute to Swinburne’s 2025 vision to become a world class University creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation, by focusing on the transformations needed in Swinburne’s learning technologies and teaching practices to meet student needs.

Due to unprecedented growth within the Learning Transformations unit, we invite highly professional and experienced Learning Designers to join us and will be required to support academic staff across the University with practical assistance focused on the design, development and evaluation of blended learning, and the development of new approaches to Learning, Teaching and Assessment.

This includes the uptake, development and evaluation of eLearning technologies, resources and pedagogies to enhance teaching quality, and support student learning across Swinburne, in pursuit of the Swinburne 2025 Plan. 

The Learning Designers will liaise extensively with academic and professional staff in a range of areas across Swinburne University, including external stakeholders.

Skills and Experience 

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate a commitment to and experience in innovative approaches to developing units and courses for blended learning. An ability to train and support academic teaching staff in learning design and the use of technologies for blended learning, assessment design and e-portfolio implementation is also key to success in this role.

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


As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various voluntary salary packaging options. Other discounts include annual Myki cards and private health insurance. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including negotiable removal expenses for Academic staff, paid maternity/partner leave, working from home and part time options are available. 

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/jobs/why-work-at-swinburne/ 

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 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. 

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. 

How to apply

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

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

For further information, please contact Chris Scanlon, Associate Director, Transformations & Learning at cscanlon@swin.edu.au 

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

Applications close: 5 pm, Friday 8th December 2017

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