Principal Adviser, Academic Policy

Boroondara, Australia
01 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Education and Quality Services
  • University wide impact
  • Full-time, ongoing opportunity, Hawthorn location

About the job

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Located within the Education and Quality Services (EQS) Unit, and reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Quality), as our Principal Adviser, you will be responsible for the provision of high level strategic advice and project support to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Quality) and the Office of the DVC (Academic). You will advise on matters relating to government regulators, academic quality, sector developments and University policies and procedures.

You will be a key contributor to the development of academic procedures and guidelines to support the University’s regulations and policies, and provision of project support as directed for curriculum, quality and systems development initiatives. Working in collaboration with other members of the EQS unit, you will continue to deliver on high standards of service to internal stakeholders.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Relevant qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • A sound understanding of the University’s academic regulations and policies, and knowledge of relevant Government regulations and their implications for the University. Demonstrated knowledge of international best practice in relation to academic policy, curriculum, accreditation, quality and compliance.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead and implement change in a complex multi-sector environment. Proven ability to develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders and to influence key personnel on business practices.

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


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Further information, contacts and support

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability to the role.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Ania Gruba (Recruitment Consultant) on 9214 4856. 

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

Applications close at 5 pm on Friday the 15th of June 2018.

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