RMIT Online Tutor: Introduction to Programming

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RMIT Online was created by RMIT University to provide world-class digital learning experiences that prepare students for the digital future of work. We are a passionate and nimble team, dedicated to creating a 'community of lifelong learners, successfully navigating the world of work’.

Teaming up with industry thought leaders and experts, we strive to deliver the best in structured yet flexible education while utilising the latest digital tools and technologies. And -just as importantly - we have a lot of fun along the way!


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 how we 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 value working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About The Role

Introduction to Programming is an undergraduate Bachelor’s level course that teaches problem solving using computers across a range of disciplines. This course introduces basic concepts, syntax and control structures in programming.

You will help students in demonstrating knowledge of coding conventions, devising and testing programs, identifying solutions to simple computing problems, and using basic functions of operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and UNIX).

You will further assist students in other aspects of their projects, including critical thinking, problem-solving development methods, team work and effective communication.

Our Online Tutors deliver pre-planned academic content using the Canvas Learning Management System. An Online Tutor is not expected to create or add content to a course. As an Online Tutor, your role will include three functions: the delivery of pre-planned academic content; facilitating learning activities and assessments tasks, which will include webinars, online discussion boards and assessments/feedback and the moderation, marking, processing, and submitting of assessment results.

Please see the attached Course guide for further information surrounding course content:

About You

You’ll possess a wealth of knowledge, industry experience and skills in your field of expertise. You'll have the know-how to utilise this experience to maximise the student experience. Lastly, you’ll be proficient in using the latest digital tools and technologies to deliver course material entirely online and in an engaging manner.

You must be willing to engage with RMIT Online facilitation strategies and be willing:

• To be coached;
• To reflect on your teaching style to adapt to student needs;
• To implement feedback based on best practice and student feedback; and
• To make sense of course content that may have little direction.


• You possess a strong knowledge of core Java API (Jave 8 / 11) covering course syllabus
• Solid experience using Eclipse IDE for Java program development
• Previous experience teaching Java programming using Eclipse IDE
• Demonstrated ability to support students in troubleshooting problems in Eclipse or with Java programming (especially in online teaching environments) will be highly regarded

Online Tutors delivering a Bachelor’s level course must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in a content area related to the course and discipline. Qualifications should be accompanied by relevant industry experience. To be considered for this opportunity, candidates should have a strong background in information technology.

Teaching experience in the higher education context, particularly online, is highly desirable. Candidates who have 3+ years of industry experience are highly valued. Furthermore, the provision of examples of previous Good Teaching Scores (or equivalent) will put candidates in good stead.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to acquiring or holding a working with Children check.

Bring Your Whole Self To Work

We are better because of 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.
· RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
· 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, please submit a resume and cover letter that outline your suitability for this role.

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email with your request(s).

Applications Close 29th January 2020

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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