Careers at Federation University

Federation University Australia is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion.

As part of this, our employment practices include the provision of reasonable adjustments/flexible working arrangements as required, particularly for staff with disability or carer responsibilities.

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Skills Development and Employability Officer

Job no: 851721
Campus: Brisbane Campus
Categories: Professional/General
School/Area: Brisbane

  • Global and Engagement – Brisbane Campus
  • Full-time, continuing appointment
  • HEW 5 - $71,415 p.a. plus up to 17% superannuation

About the role

You will be responsible for the administration, engagement, and development of the Federation University, Brisbane Campus “Employability, Skills, & Jobs” services. These services include assessing and developing skills (learning, employability, and general skills), building resumes, portfolios, and professional online profiles, promoting job and internship opportunities, and connecting students and graduates with industry delivered short-courses, micro-credentials and certificates as part of the campus’s Degree Plus initiative.

You will:

  • develop, deliver, and evaluate innovative learning skills and career development programs, seminars, resources and events;
  • provide advice and assistance to students, prospective students, and graduates on career related issues;
  • coordinate the administration of Degree Plus and local Brisbane internships; and
  • assist in the development, documentation and implementation of procedures relating to Degree Plus, skills development and employability learning opportunities.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our University and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked university in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment.

About you

You will work collaboratively across the University as well as establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with external stakeholders to support the delivery of the Employability, Skills and Jobs services for Brisbane Campus.

You will possess:

  • demonstrated administrative skills, including the ability to maintain efficient and effective record-keeping and filing systems and databases;
  • demonstrated ability to interpret policies and procedures, and to provide accurate and timely advice;
  • demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills as well as the capacity to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • demonstrated problem solving, time management and organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise workloads and meet tight deadlines while paying attention to detail; and
  • demonstrated ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a team.

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 2 October 2022

Applicants are required to submit a resume.

To view the position description, please click here:  851721.pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter.

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance webpage.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.


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