La Trobe University

La Trobe University

Academic Support Officer


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Academic Support Officer

Job No.: 566677

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Full-time, 12 month fixed-term position
  • Can be based at La Trobe University's Melbourne, Bundoora or Victorian regional campuses
  • Competitive Salary including 17% Superannuation
  • About the position

    The School of Education has a long and distinctive history of progressive and socially engaged teaching and research in education. The School provides for the professional preparation of teachers and educators in early childhood, primary, secondary, community, outdoor and higher education. The School of Education is a core priority for the University and it has adopted an ambitious strategic plan that is intended to reinvigorate the School's research and coursework portfolio and partnership collaborations with stakeholder groups and industry.

    The Academic Support Officer works in collaboration with the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, course and subject coordinators within the School to implement the School's operational teaching and learning workflows. The Academic Support Officer provides support for the school to deliver annual Learning & Teaching objectives, the role does not replicate work expected of academic staff as outlined in academic positions descriptions.

    The position sits within the School's Professional Services team but does not provide general administrative support to academic staff unless directed by the Administration Coordinator. The objective of the position is to ensure that students have an exceptional learning experience by supporting teaching administrative activities.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have

  • Degree with subsequent relevant experience to consolidate the theories and principles learned, or extensive experience, leading to either the development of specialist expertise or to the development of broad knowledge in an administrative field, or an equivalent alternate combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant policies, procedures or systems and interpretation in the application of policy and/or precedent.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and monitor workflows within own area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated capacity to organise work effectively and efficiently and deliver outputs in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, follow established procedures with limited supervision and contribute positively to an effective team.
  • High level proficiency in computer software packages including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic mail, and the use of the internet as a research tool.
  • Understanding of University systems including Courseloop, AWP, LMS and of Timetabling planning and management.
  • Understanding of moderation processes in alignment with the Assessment Moderation and Validation Procedure.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55pm, Sunday 10th December 2023

    Position Enquiries: Melissa Barnes – Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching

    Email: [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Jacqueline Lava - Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Email: [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    PD - Academic Support Officer.pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter; and
  • An up to date resume.
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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

    Job details


    Academic Support Officer


    La Trobe University




    November 17, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 10, 2023

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    La Trobe University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its main campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The university was established in 1964, becoming the third university in the state of Victoria and the twelfth university in Australia. La Trobe is one of the Australian verdant universities and also part of the Innovative Research Universities group.

    La Trobe's original and principal campus is located in the Melbourne metropolitan area, within the northern Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. It is the largest metropolitan campus in the country, occupying over 267 hectares (660 acres). It has two other major campuses located in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo and the twin border cities of Albury-Wodonga. There are two smaller regional campuses in Mildura and Shepparton and a city campus in Melbourne's CBD on Collins Street and in Sydney on Elizabeth Street.

    La Trobe offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across its two colleges of Arts, Social Science and Commerce (ASSC) and Science, Health and Engineering (SHE).

    In 2015, it was ranked in the top 100 universities under 50 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[9] In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, it was ranked in the top 300 universities for arts and humanities.

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