Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Associate Director, CoVE Quality & Compliance


Closing in 3 days


  • Fixed term - 12 months contract
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, and hybrid ways of working.
  • A high impact leadership role providing guidance and direction to the CoVE community on all aspects of academic quality and regulatory compliance.
  • About RMIT

    RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

    Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

    Our Culture

    Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

    Imagination. Integrity. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

    About the Portfolio

    The purpose of RMIT's College of Vocational Education (CoVE) is to empower learners and our industry,

    community and government partners to succeed in the new world of work. Our five-year strategic roadmap, ALiVE@RMIT, purposefully guides everything we do in vocational education to deliver our vision: to position RMIT as a leading multi-sector provider with global impact and influence.

    Led by our Pro Vice Chancellor, the College of VE is reimagining how we deliver vocational education to

    create unique experiences for our students and partners, so we can:

    • lead in practice-based learning

    • empower learners for the future of work

    • engage industry and community at scale

    • grow for impact and influence

    CoVE is delivering impact through transformation that creates long-term change.

    About the role

    The Associate Director, VE Quality & Compliance is responsible for providing guidance and direction to the College of Vocational Education (CoVE) community on all aspects of academic quality and regulatory compliance. As the Associate Director, you will be leading the Quality and Compliance and Quality Support teams to provide advice and expertise regarding quality and compliance matters to delivery teams.

    You are a high achieving leader who has influenced organisational change by building effective relationships with senior executive stakeholders. In this position, you are required to identify strategic risks and recommend mitigations. You will be leading the Quality teams to support delivery areas to provide compliance, high quality program delivery, develop internal and external quality and compliance procedures and provide expert advice to shape decisions.

    Furthermore, as the AD, you will be working closely with broader University services areas and external entities to ensure an appropriate response which is integrated with the Vocational Education planning, for activities across the University. You will be developing strategic responses to changes in compliance requirements and proactively managing quality assurance activities.

    The role will hold accountability for ensuring State Government requirements are met and all funding agreements are correct and being followed appropriately. You will utilise influence to inform and drive innovation within current and future regulatory frameworks. Managing budget, resourcing, business case review and approval, balancing priorities and projects is also an important part of this role.

    This role reports directly to the Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor Learning & Teaching, CoVE at RMIT.

    To be successful in this position you will ideally have:

  • A relevant qualification and extensive relevant management experience within the VET sector.
  • Proven experience in the leadership of a highly effective compliance function.
  • Proven experience in quality and compliance planning, delivery and reporting.
  • Experience in managing ASQA and TESQA requirements and state contract requirements in line with VE impact areas.
  • Experience in working with data and stakeholders to identify emerging and unmet needs and to develop solutions to meet those needs.
  • Experience in encouraging a workplace culture of high performance and promoting accountability for outcomes.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated passion for delivering creative and impactful communications to staff.
  • To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter and addressing your suitability to the key selection criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply' link. For further information about this position or for a confidential discussion please contact Soraya Nasseri via email [email protected]

    Applications close on 1 October at 11.59pm.

    Position Description - Associate Director, College of Vocational Education Quality & Compliance

    Please note that a Victorian Working with Children Check will be required for this position.


    Applications Close:

    1 Oct 2023 11.59 pm

    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 Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

    We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

    Job details


    Associate Director, CoVE Quality & Compliance


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 01, 2023

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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