Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program, Project Officer

Boroondara, Australia
16 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Fantastic opportunity to be a part of the Student Engagement team
  • HEW 5, $67,163 - $73,702 + 17% Super
  • Full-time, Fixed term contract until December 2018, Hawthorn campus

About Swinburne

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

About the job

The Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) Project Officer is part of a team that provides high level administrative support for projects within Office of the PVC – Student Engagement. This position contributes to the Department’s delivery of HEPPP projects and will assist the planning, conduct, evaluation and reporting of activities to achieve HEPPP goals in the areas of retention, employability and personal development, as well as a number of Student Engagement initiatives. This position is broad in scope and requires a high degree of teamwork, an ability to prioritise and be customer service focused to deal with a range of functions and tasks.

About the Organisational Unit

The Office of the PVC- Student Engagement provides senior strategic leadership and co-ordination of student academic support & career development, engaged learning and student personal and professional development programs. It builds on existing programs and develops new initiatives that contribute to supporting, developing and enhancing the academic life and success of Swinburne University of Technology’s students. Student Engagement works with all areas of the University and focuses its activities on the learning and teaching priorities to develop engaged self-directed and globally aware learners and 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:

  • Completion of a degree in project management, administration or business with some subsequent relevant work experience and/or extensive relevant experience in project, resource or event management.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake desktop research, report writing and project management.
  • Ability to independently review and evaluate systems, implement solutions and ensure continuous efficient project management.

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


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. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

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 discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. 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 paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

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


Further information, contacts and support

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit your resume and cover letter and responses 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 about the position, please contact Heather Morris on +61 3 9214 5793 or via email at hmorris@swin.edu.au

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

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on inclusion@swin.edu.au, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on strautmann@swin.edu.au.

Applications close at 5 pm Monday 23rd April 2018

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