Careers Consultant

RMIT University

Australia: Melbourne - CBD
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Education & Training

Vacancy Type
  • Part-time, Fixed Term until end of December 2021 
  • Salary Level HEW 7 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the City campus, you will work with and support students from low socioeconomic, regional, rural and remote areas.

About Us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.


Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.


About the Group

The Students group shapes, designs and delivers key student services and experiences to prepare RMIT students for study, life and the global workforce.

We work in partnership with students, academics, professional staff, industry and the community to deliver transformative student experiences that improve access, participation, retention and success for all RMIT students.

Our objectives are to:

  • Shape, co-create and inform an inclusive, safe, industry-engaged and global student experience
  • Deliver impactful, connected service, care and development opportunities at scale, and to
  • Engage, empower and value each other so that together we can make a difference.

We welcome a diversity of perspectives and are inclusive in our approach to work. We are aligned in our passion for having a collective and positive impact on the student experience at RMIT. Our team is comprised of talented and motivated people from a range of professional disciplines and backgrounds, at various stages of their careers and including RMIT students.

We are a values-led organisation and we value imagination, agility, passion, inclusion, courage and impact.

The Group is led by the Executive Director Students. 

About You

Reporting to the Senior Coordinator, Career Success, you will deliver professional, proactive careers counselling and career development services to support students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds and from regional, rural and remote areas to transition into employment to suit their individual circumstances. These services are delivered in individual face to face, phone or online consultations or through workshops and events.

Career development support is delivered face-to-face, in group settings and online, with a focus on the provision of personalised, ‘high-touch’ support, inclusive and tailored career development interventions and proactive outreach to diverse cohorts.

To be successful in this position, you’ll have, but not limited to:

  • Extensive experience in career development/careers coaching or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • A solid understanding of the key challenges facing students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds and from regional, rural and remote areas, and experience of working with diverse cohorts.
  • Highly developed and confident communication skills for consulting with academic staff, employers and key stakeholders inside and outside the RMIT community and for counselling students with complex needs.
  • Knowledge of career development theory and practice, the principles of learning & teaching and demonstrated ability to apply these to the development and delivery of workshops, programs, curriculum and resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to students from low socio-economic status backgrounds and from regional, rural and remote areas as valued individuals whilst maintaining boundaries and displaying appropriate behaviors at all times.



  • An undergraduate degree plus post graduate qualifications in Careers Education recognised by the Career Industry Council of Australia
  • Lived experience or experience of working with (and empathy and understanding for) people from disadvantaged and/or diverse backgrounds

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and LGBTI + people.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.


Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Lisa Williams via email

 PD - Careers Consultant.pdf

Applications close on Monday 31st May at 11:55pm.

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RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at

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