Student Finance and Housing Advisor

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, fixed term position (until Dec 2024) at our Hawthorn campus 

About the Role 
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on students' lives? Join Swinburne’s dedicated Student Equity team and play a crucial role in providing invaluable advice and support to current and prospective students.

In this position, you will provide advice and guidance on financial and housing services, as well as information and referrals both within Swinburne and to external service providers. Your expertise will be utilized through various channels, including targeted resources, group-based workshops, individual appointments, and case management.

As part of your responsibilities, you will assess applications for student equity grants and loans, ensuring that our students have access to the financial support they need to thrive. Additionally your efforts in empowering students to overcome barriers and achieve their academic goals will actively contribute to Swinburne's student success and retention efforts.

At Swinburne, we value collaboration, innovation, and personal growth. You will have the opportunity to work alongside a passionate and supportive team, where your contributions will be recognized and appreciated. We offer a stimulating work environment that encourages professional development and provides ample opportunities for advancement.

If you are passionate about making a difference in students' lives and want to be part of a dynamic team that is committed to student success, we invite you to apply for this exciting position. Join us at Swinburne and help shape the future of education!

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 
  • Demonstrated understanding of disadvantage and experience in providing information, assistance and case work to service student living in complex circumstances.
  • Extensive experience in financial assessment, knowledge on tenancy, equity and financial issues.
  • Experience with supporting students or service users in financial hardship.  
  • Excellent administrative, analytical and organizational skills.  
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and experience with developing resources and promotional material.

A degree in a human service and or financial related discipline with extensive relevant experience in a tertiary or community setting; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

About Swinburne University 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 25 February 2024, at 11.00pm

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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