Deputy Dean, Learning & Teaching (Health, Sciences & Industry)

at RMIT University

  • Deputy Dean
  • Engage, influence and flourish
  • Full-time, five-year fixed term
  • Attractive salary including leave loading plus performance bonus
  • Convenient CBD location

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology and design, focused on creating solutions that transform the future for the benefit of people and their environments.

The College of Science, Engineering and Health (SEH) comprises four Schools delivering a broad range of programs in science, engineering, health and technology at apprenticeship, certificate, bachelor, masters and PhD levels. Many programs articulate between vocational and higher education, creating pathways for further study.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

Details about the College may be found at:

The Role

Situated in the School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences, the Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching role provides strategic leadership and has overall responsibility for the management of VET programs offered by the school.

The role is crucial in engaging with industry to identify business development opportunities in the School's areas of delivery and discipline expertise. This position is a key interface between the school and all external VET partners.

Your Responsibilities

  • Provide advice on changing State and Federal government policies related to VET
  • Ensure that VET programs are financially viable and that the content and program mix are vocationally relevant and aligned with the changing needs of industry
  • Build strong relationships with the Deputy Dean and together manage the quality assurance and compliance requirements
  • Monitor the performance of VET Associate Deans and Program Managers
  • Provide ongoing mentoring, support and development opportunities
  • Develop strategy and implement and lead change

Skills & Experience Required

  • Strong leadership skills including proven expertise in learning and teaching leadership
  • A strong record of innovative teaching and a deep understanding of contemporary learning and teaching theory
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of University strategies and current/emerging government regulatory requirements, in relation to learning and teaching
  • Highly influential, with strong interpersonal and engagement skills including the ability to negotiate to facilitate positive and collaborative outcomes within the organisation and externally
  • Demonstrated understanding of University budget management and good governance


Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. Our people value working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Diverse and inclusive working environment
  • Be part of RMIT's academic life and attend various events and workshops
  • Free access to RMIT staff gym (including free Yoga and Pilates classes)
  • Additional annual leave

To find out more, please visit our website: RMIT Employee Benefits

Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, and extensive experience and demonstrable success in vocational student support.

To Apply

To view a Position Description, please visit and search using job reference number 574565. Alternatively, for confidential queries, please contact Amelia Mazzotta, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor on +61 3 9925 0600.

Applications close on Sunday 7th April 2019 11:55pm.

The successful candidate will be able to strongly address the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

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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 Islander community.

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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