Compliance Coordinator, Education Services for Overseas Students

Boroondara, Australia
11 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • We are focused on high-quality teaching & active engagement with industry & community
  • HEW 7, $85,461 - $92,156 plus 17%
  • 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.

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.

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

The Compliance Coordinator is responsible for coordinating key compliance functions under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act including the student reporting function and the University’s CRICOS register. The position assumes the operational and reporting management responsibilities for these key functions. The position is also responsible for improving business practices and training staff to embed and improve ESOS compliance throughout the University.

The incumbent has the discretion to initiate, develop and implement business processes and training programs to anticipate, prevent or promptly resolve ESOS compliance issues. It is responsible for ensuring compliance requirements are met, continually reviewed and resolutions carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible. The incumbent will also manage aspects of internal and external compliance audits.

The role involves other aspects of regulatory compliance and the incumbent is expected to have an in depth understanding of regulatory requirements and to liaise independently with regulatory authorities and to develop effective, positive working relationships with them.

Skills and experience

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

  • A degree with subsequent relevant experience; or extensive experience and specialist expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Current knowledge of Federal and State Government policies and regulations related to international education, training and employment (e.g. ESOS National Code) and a broad knowledge of Australian educational systems and frameworks, and government policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders and manage key relationships professionally, including the ability to deal effectively with a diverse range of clients, partners, and authorities, many from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

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


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Further information, contacts and support

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).

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 Lorelei Inigo on +61 3 9214 4570.

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, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Position number: 30201

Applications close at 11 pm, Sunday 17 June 2018.

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