Manager, Program Development and Growth

Swinburne University of Technology

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Fixed Term until December 2024 at our Wantirna campus

About the Role 
We’re looking for a visionary leader with a passion for delivering high-quality programs. Do you thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment? We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager to join our team and make a significant impact on our department's success.

As the Manager of Program Development & Growth, you will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our department. Your primary responsibility will be to provide strategic vision, leadership, and operational management to ensure the delivery of exceptional programs. You will have the opportunity to scope and implement innovative initiatives that will elevate our department's profile and reputation.

Collaboration will be key in this role, as you will work closely with other Managers and the VET executive team to execute the current VET roadmap strategic initiatives. Your expertise and insights will contribute to the overall success of our organization.

Reporting directly to the Director of Health Science & Community, you will have the support and guidance needed to manage departmental objectives effectively. You will also be responsible for assessing the feasibility of new initiatives and implementing them in alignment with the VET Roadmap.

To excel in this role, you should possess strong leadership skills, a strategic mindset, and a proven track record in program development and growth. Your ability to think outside the box and drive innovation will be highly valued.

Apply now and embark on an exciting journey with us as we shape the future of our department and make a lasting impact on the lives of our students and the community


About You
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 

  • A sound knowledge and demonstrated significant experience and understanding of the educational area and training sector disciplines and the requirements That align within the Health, Science and Community portfolio.
  • Demonstrated experience in high level planning, organisational and complex problem-solving skills which enable business units to achieve performance targets and budgets.
  • A proven ability to negotiate, collaborate and foster strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • Excellent people leadership skills, communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to effectively lead a team in the delivery of innovative teaching and learning courses. 
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and promote an inclusive, healthy and safe learning environment and provide support and advice to a diverse range of students and clients.



  • AQF5 level (or above) Qualification in Education; OR
  • Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; OR
  • Relevant Vocational qualification; OR
  • Combination of all of the above


About Swinburne of Technology 
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice


The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position. 

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

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Applications Close: Sunday February 18th at 11PM

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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