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Senior Officer, Admissions

Apply now Job no: 533650
Work type: Full-time
Location: Flexible
Categories: Student Services

  • Flexible location
  • Full-time Continuing and Fixed Term Roles
  • HEW 6 $85,588 - $92,428 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

The Senior Officer, Admissions supports the University’s admission and RPL processes, including the assessment of course applications and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

The successful candidates will assist with customer enquiries, provide accurate, timely and appropriate information, produce correspondence, data entry and other related administrative tasks. They will proactively support Admissions with relevant internal and external stakeholders and contribute to the overall admissions processes of Deakin University.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Investigating and probing for the facts and identifying relevant course entry options and select the most appropriate from the range of requirements or alternatives
  • Assessing course and RPL applications against relevant entry requirements as determined with key stakeholders and complying with university policies and procedures  
  • Providing accurate advice to prospective students on the course and RPL applications, process and practice.
  • Building new and productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Developing and implementing practical, accessible course and RPL support solutions based on stakeholder requirements
  • Striving for excellence and consulting regularly with stakeholders to clarify criteria for success
  • Communicating with confidence using examples and the most appropriate influencing technique for a given situation to increase understanding and support

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • A Degree with subsequent relevant experience; or
  • Extensive experience and specialist knowledge in admissions and RPL or
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Knowledge of course, admissions and RPL practice and process in an education environment

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File Senior Officer Admissions HEW 6.pdf

Applications for this position close on Sunday 5th February

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


  • Infrequent work outside business hours is required during peak periods
  • Working with Children Check

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Penny Davidson, Manager, Domestic Admissions, via penny.davidson@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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