University of Queensland

University of Queensland

UQ Skills Education Manager



  • UQ Skills

  • Responsible for educational leadership, support and function of programs and staff within the Department of Agriculture and Applied Rural

  • Full-Time, permanent opportunity

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  • About UQ's Gatton Campus

    Established over 125 years ago, UQ's Gatton Campus has a long history – from starting out as a dedicated agricultural institution, to being a field hospital during WWII, and to joining the UQ community in 1990.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join an organisation where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued, and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • Free parking and intercampus bus

  • On campus childcare, medical clinic, and post office

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • 25% discount on eligible UQ Vets services

  • Access to our $4.1 million UQ Sports facility

  • Volunteer in our community garden

  • About This Opportunity

    The Education Manager is responsible for the overall educational leadership, support and function of programs and staff within the Department of Agriculture and Applied Rural. This includes teaching and mentoring teaching staff as well as managing the development, evaluation and implementation of department programs.

    Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing the planning, development and implementation of program curriculum and teaching and learning practices.

  • Lead a culture of educational quality and student experience through exceptional people management of Program Leads and Teaching staff.

  • Drive and lead educational compliance in line with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training requirements as well as the Australian Skills Quality Authority

  • Plan, organise and manage recruitment for teaching staff to meet operational needs

  • Efficiently work to agreed KPIs to drive growth and scope of the Department.

  • Teach and assess courses within departments programs at a teaching load agreed with the Associate Director, Education and Training.

  • Effectively and efficiently manages competing priorities and tasks in line with UQ Skills workplans and strategic goals.

  • Prepare and provide regular business reports on department performance and KPIs

  • Lead and manage projects assigned to meet business development growth and support UQ Skills Business Development Function

  • Effectively work with staff to ensure implementation of processes to maintain regulatory compliance and meet the needs for VET in school programs.

  • Contribute to the implementation and development of operational procedures and workflow documents in conjunction with the Program Operations Manager and Associate Director.

  • This is a full-time (100%), continuing position.

    At HEW level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $94,754.55 - $103,180.96, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $110,862.82 - $120,721.72 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    UQ Skills is committed to recruiting talent for this role. As such, the total salary package above will be negotiated based on individual merit.

    The following flexible employment options may be available for this role: ​Part time/job share; some working from home; variable start or finish times; compressed hours; purchased leave; flex-time.

    About You


  • Completion of a relevant degree or diploma qualification with at least four year's relevant work experience in a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)/Adult Education.

  • A CIV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 or TAE40110 with updates including TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 is required or higher qualifications in Adult and Vocational Education.

  • High level written, oral and interpersonal skills with a commitment to a culture of quality and collaboration in educational management.

  • Proven experience in driving teaching and assessment practices including succeeding in addressing Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, specially all of standard 1.

  • A track record of designing and developing innovative teaching and assessment curriculum in line with RTO compliance obligations.

  • Desirable

  • Completion of a Diploma of Vocational Education, Diploma of Training Design and Development or relevant higher degree.

  • Highly developed skills in team leadership and management of teaching staff

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the University's administration policies and procedures or the demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge.

  • Proven experience in managing a vocational teaching unit including recruiting, selecting and inducting staff to meet operational needs.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish co-operative working relations with staff across UQ-Skills, the University and external clientele.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Questions?

    To discuss this role please contact Eimear Vallely – Associate Director, Education and Training at [email protected].

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    Applications close February 25th 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-35009). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for March 11th 2024.

    Job details


    UQ Skills Education Manager


    University of Queensland




    February 06, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 25, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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