Curtin University of Technology

Curtin University of Technology

Administrative Officer - Trailblazer and Entrepreneurship



Job Reference: 1150657

Trailblazer Program at Curtin

The Curtin led Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer is a multi-million-dollar federally funded Program to develop a research commercialisation hub dedicated to accelerating Australia's innovation agenda at-speed and at-scale.

With your support, the Curtin Trailblazer team will deliver institutional change towards greater industry engagement and commercialisation outcomes, through the provision of values-led, high quality, efficient services and solutions for Trailblazer stakeholders.

To read more about this high profile and cutting-edge project, visit https: // research-commercialisation/

Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship at Curtin

The Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship team at Curtin works with students, researchers, alumni, investors, and industry partners to inspire, start and scale entrepreneurial pursuits. Curtin has a successful track record in startup and scale up of technology based businesses. For 10+ years, it has provided training, expertise, infrastructure and direct seed investment to such businesses.

The entrepreneurship team seeks to develop a culture of entrepreneurship at Curtin, deliver entrepreneurship and commercialisation training, stimulate business startup and facilitate scale up of ventures.

To read more about the work of the Curtin Entrepreneurship team, visit Entrepreneurship at Curtin https: // www.

Your new role

You will provide administrative, operational and event support to both the Trailblazer and Entrepreneurship Programs. You will be responsible for the coordination and support for events and other initiatives relating to both programs.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Director, Trailblazer and Director, Entrepreneurship as required.
  • Efficiently scheduling appointments and meetings.
  • Preparing documents, reports and presentations.
  • Assist with event planning and coordination, e.g. order catering, venue booking and travel.
  • Booking conferences, travel and accommodation as required.
  • Administration and event support for the Entrepreneurship Community.
  • Maintain webpage.
  • Other duties as required.
  • We are looking for someone with:

  • Formal qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education training.
  • Innovative mindset with ability to think outside of the box.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in event planning and coordination (Highly desirable).
  • You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role.

    To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Hayley Browne, Operations Manager, Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer via [email protected] or phone 61 8 9266 3814.

    About us

    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Join Us

    Please provide a cover letter and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following links into your web browser.

    https: //

    Applications close: 3PM Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Sunday 26th November 2023.

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) and quote the Job Reference.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

    Job details


    Administrative Officer - Trailblazer and Entrepreneurship


    Curtin University of Technology




    November 20, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 26, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Curtin University is a future-focused university based in the scenic city of Perth, Australia, with additional campuses in regional Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

    The University is recognised for its strengths in teaching and research innovation, which is reflected in its standing as Western Australia’s top public university for graduate and postgraduate employment, according to the Good Universities Guide 2021.

    We were established in 1966 as the ‘Western Australian Institute of Technology’, before gaining university status and changing our name to ‘Curtin’ in 1987 in honour of the former Australian Prime Minister.

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