University of South Australia

University of South Australia

Academic Officer: Credit and Admissions (HEO 5)




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  • Full-time positions available at the Mawson Lakes and City East campuses, and full -time and part-time roles available at the Magill campus

  • Fixed Term contracts until 31 December 2024
  • Starting salary: $76,304 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About You

    You are a skilled administrator with strong organisation skills. You take the initiative to deliver results through seizing opportunities and remaining outcome and customer focused. You establish credibility, honesty and reliability through accurate and timely decision making. You are a collaborative and energetic team player, and you love to identify solutions and improvement opportunities through your innovative and creative approach.

    About the Role

    Reporting to the Credit and Admissions Business Partner, you will be responsible for the administration of the credit and admissions process to ensure the consistent application and interpretation of academic administration policies and procedures. You will provide high quality advice and support to key stakeholders in relation to the interpretation and application of University credit, admission policies and procedures, and ensure data is maintained through information systems.

    About the Academic/Professional Unit

    UniSA Student and Academic Services (SAS) provides senior leadership in student and academic administration in a distributed service environment. It is responsible for the development and maintenance of policy, information systems and procedural frameworks. The Unit coordinates and provides quality assurance for a number of University functions including student admissions, enrolments, examinations, graduations, student finance and scholarships.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated relevant skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Demonstrated previous experience working in a complex service organisation, involving the provision of advice and recommendations to senior staff
  • Highly developed research and analytical skills and experience in the interpretation and application of policies and procedures
  • Highly developed organisational skills to manage multiple priorities and projects within tight timelines
  • High level written and verbal skills including preparation of written materials and demonstrated experience in liaising with people at all levels both internal and external to an organisation to deliver quality customer service
  • High attention to detail and accuracy with outputs
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Culture

    As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

    Start Your Unstoppable Career

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Alex Koszegi, Senior Consultant: Talent Attraction. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 5978.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Tuesday 9 April 2024

    Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. #LI-DNI #S-DNI

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    Job details


    Academic Officer: Credit and Admissions (HEO 5)


    University of South Australia




    March 25, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 09, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The forerunners of today’s UniSA were the South Australian School of Art, founded in 1856, the first of several Teacher Training Colleges formed in 1876, and the School of Mines and Industries which was established in 1889. These schools were renowned for providing quality education and for responding to the needs of the nascent colony of South Australia.

    The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous. Ranked number one in Australia for quality education and number six worldwide and with 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class, the University is young, innovative and offers students the chance to gain real-world experience.  Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University of South Australia offers a practical approach to teaching and learning. Degrees are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain practical skills and graduate career ready.

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