University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Senior Curriculum Development Officer



Senior Curriculum Development Officer

Job no: 0053111 Location: Southbank Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term until 31 January 2026 Faculty: Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Department: Academic Support Office Salary: UOM 6 – $92,749 - $100,397 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Vibrant Southbank location!
  • Showcase your high level organisation, problem-solving and data management skills
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Curriculum Development Officer to join a collaborative team within the Academic Support Office, providing crucial support to the cyclic delivery and activities of the Faculty's degree programs.

    You will employ a high attention to detail, and strategic thinking, to provide advice and integrated support for the delivery of all faculty coursework academic programs. This includes curriculum management, contributing to committee approvals, processes, and services, and liaising closely with staff across the Faculty and University Services.

    This is an opportunity to showcase your strong interpersonal and data management skills, as you collaborate with academic and professional staff to deliver high-quality academic support services, and provide exceptional customer service.

    Located at the vibrant Southbank Campus, this is an exciting chance to thrive in a dynamic team environment while making a meaningful impact on education excellence within the Faculty.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the coordination of curriculum development and revisions for the Faculty, including curriculum and Handbook maintenance and data configuration
  • Contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the Faculty's course and subject information, as it is recorded in University systems, ensuring that all Faculty information is accurate and up to date
  • Support academic staff through the course and subject change process with the use of the Curriculum Approval and Publication System (CAPS)
  • Provide policy advice to academic staff regarding curriculum matters
  • Provide analytical support and advice including the management of relevant data and reporting
  • Contribute to high-quality and timely service provision to key stakeholders, ensuring a consistent approach to service and administration delivery across organisational units
  • Who We Are Looking For We're in search of a highly motivated, dynamic team member with demonstrated stakeholder management experience, and prior experience working with University policies and procedures.

    A high degree of initiative and self-management to deal with the range of projects and tasks involved is critical to the role, and the ability to be self-motivated and flexible in responding to changing work priorities throughout the academic year.

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, enabling effective and positive professional relationships with a diverse range of people from across the Faculty and the University.

    You will also have:

  • A degree with subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated high-level organisation skills including the capacity to set priorities and work to deadlines in a busy and changing environment with competing demands
  • High-level analytical and problem-solving skills as evidenced by ability to identify needs and develop innovative solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with and supporting committees, providing policy advice and presenting recommendations as necessary
  • Demonstrated experience in contributing to the development and maintenance of quality systems and processes
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music With an energetic and innovative culture, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Studying with us, working with us, or simply coming for a visit, you will enjoy the creative cultural outputs of our brilliant students and staff, as well as the beautiful purpose-built Southbank campus on which we are situated.

    The Faculty is a place for creative people to come together to expand their minds and experiences, through which they become part of a world-wide community that motivates cultural growth. In short, we believe in the power of the artistic mind to effect change and we welcome you to share in that adventure.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ana via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Applications close: THURSDAY 30 MAY 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

    Position Description:0053111Senior Curriculum Development OfficerPD.pdf


    Further Opportunities!

    This opportunity is one of two exciting roles currently available within the Academic Support Office, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.

    Applicants are encouraged to also explore our Curriculum Development Officer position, and apply to those deemed suitable – follow the links to discover more!

    Advertised: 06 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 30 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details


    Senior Curriculum Development Officer


    University of Melbourne




    May 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 30, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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