Associate Dean, Student Experience

RMIT University

Australia: Melbourne - CBD
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Education & Training

Vacancy Type


  • Design and deliver a culture of student-centred excellence for the School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences
  • Fixed-term position until December 2020
  • Senior Educator Level 3 - $162,742 + Superannuation based at RMIT’s City Campus

About us

RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied and innovative research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.

The School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences offers a diverse range of certificate, diploma and sub-bachelor programs, and provides opportunities for students to extend their learning across the entire spectrum of vocational and higher education both within the College and beyond. With strong education links to industry, the school conducts a number of large-scale training contracts.

About the role:

The Associate Dean, Student Experience assists the Deputy Deans, Learning & Teaching in promoting a culture of student-centred excellence in the learning and teaching activities of the School by strengthening the student academic experience.

In this role you will be tasked with identifying, implementing and monitoring a definitive student academic support strategy for the School, with the key being to provide best practice in program design, delivery, assessment and work integrated learning.

You will also provide high-quality strategic advice, and leadership support to the Deputy Deans L&T, Executive Dean, Deputy PVC L&T, Program Managers and teachers with developing and implementing strategies for enhancing student engagement and embedding comprehensive learning and teaching improvement initiatives.

About you:

  • Strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide Learning and Teaching leadership and expertise that will contribute to improved student experience outcomes
  • A strong record of innovative teaching in a discipline relevant to the School underpinned by a deep understanding of contemporary Learning and Teaching theory
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of University and Government strategies and priorities in relation to Learning and Teaching, including specifically, knowledge of the VET environment and funding aligned to L&T compliance
  • High level interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiating skills including the ability to consult, network and build relationships within the organisation and externally.


RMIT Values inspire us, shape how we know and be on place, 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.

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’re proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.

To Apply

To view a position description, please see below or for further information please contact the Executive Dean School of Vocational Engineering, Health & Sciences, Arvind Sharma on +6139925 4704.

 Position Description - Associate Dean Student Experience .pdf

Applications close Sunday 8 December 2019 at 11:55 pm.


Extensive experience in Teaching and Learning within a VET environment along with a VET Diploma is essential.

Applicants are requested to provide a current CV, a letter outlining their suitability to the role, and evidence (transcript) of Diploma VET qualifications.

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.

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