Feature position

Feature position

  • Manager, Curriculum and Governance
  • $100,578 - $106,659 pa (plus 17% super)
  • Full-time & continuing
  • Location: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus or Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Closing date: Sunday 01 February, 2015
  • More information: Michelle Clarke, +613 9244 6610


This position has primary responsibility for the effective development and implementation of strategies and programs to enhance the curriculum and governance in the Faculty of Business and Law. This encompasses oversight of programs relating to course and unit documentation and management (new course/unit proposals, discontinuations and revisions), annual and major course reviews, Faculty and University course and unit publications such as handbooks and unit guides, faculty timetabling processes, the administration of Faculty Committees and management of committee records and ensuring compliance with relevant University and Faculty policies and procedures. 

The role is also responsible for the preparation and management of budgets and grant proposals for these activities. The position provides high level strategic advice and support to senior staff of the Faculty in the areas of responsibility to enable the Faculty to achieve its strategic goals relating to curriculum and governance matters.


  • Oversee the design and delivery of strategies and programs relating to the Faculty's curriculum and governance objectives and provide timely information on program opportunities to the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Faculty General Manager.
  • Analyse and assess the potential impact of curriculum programs and review existing programs to determine their impact on the achievement of Faculty objectives, within budget and with appropriate return on investment, and identify opportunities to establish or participate in high impact programs that optimise the curriculum and governance related outcomes for the Faculty.
  • Manage the development of formal University and Faculty publications or required course and unit materials, in particular monitoring the currency and accuracy of course materials, ensuring appropriate support for academic use of the University Information Management Systems, and ensuring the alignment of the Faculty online development processes, rules and practice.
  • Lead and support the Curriculum and Governance team to ensure comprehensive management and support is provided to the Faculty's curriculum and governance activities through a cohesive, team focused approach to the program and the professional development of individual team members.
  • Ensure the implementation of all University policies that relate to the areas for which the position is responsible, in particular, those relating to equal opportunity, occupational health and safety, risk management, staff development and staff performance planning and review.


  • A tertiary degree and postgraduate qualification and/or extensive relevant experience or training.
  • Extensive experience in tertiary education administration, particularly the management of curriculum and governance matters.
  • Demonstrated experience in the leadership and management of staff including staff development, performance planning and review, performance improvement and delegation of duties.
  • Excellent management skills including the ability to plan and coordinate activities and provide authoritative advice at senior levels, to prioritise, monitor and evaluate work performance and flow and to assess and improve the effectiveness of administrative and management processes.


Deakin University values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion
Deakin University is proud to be recognised as an organisation that offers a friendly and supportive working environment. Our staff are committed to genuinely making a difference to thousands of people's lives by contributing to excellence in their education. We acknowledge the importance of providing a dynamic and diverse working environment and strive to offer variety in day-to-day roles as well as various career and professional development opportunities to assist staff to grow and progress their careers. Deakin University staff have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from a diverse range of cultures and professional backgrounds, all who share a common interest in lifelong learning. Furthermore, our staff enjoy the physical location and natural surrounds of our working environments, which they report as enhancing their job satisfaction.

Alongside our international and Australian partners, Deakin University operates on four main campuses; Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus, and the Warrnambool Campus. We also have a location in the Melbourne and Warrnambool CBDs as well as learning centres across regional Victoria.

The University may require staff to work at other locations outside their primary place of work.

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