Project Manager, Course Innovation & Quality

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Feb 13, 2024

Job Description:

Job no: 0061600
Role type:Part-time (0.8 FTE); Continuing
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Salary:UOM 8 – $115,137 – $124,622p.a. (Pro rata) plus 17% super

  • Provide project management and administrative support for learning and teaching initiatives within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
  • Lead strategic improvement projects in healthcare education, fostering diversity, assessment practices, and academic integrity, collaborating with senior leaders and professionals across multiple academic areas.
  • 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
The Project Manager, Course Innovation and Quality oversees significant learning and teaching initiatives within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences, focusing on strategic course development and data-driven improvement projects. This role involves extensive collaboration across academic departments and university services to enhance program quality and student experience. Situated within the Faculty’s Learning and Teaching Unit, the position supports the broader mission of ensuring a high-quality student experience and effective program governance.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support academic leadership in ensuring the strategic alignment and sustainability of new education programs by managing the course development process.
  • Facilitation of ideas development, and executive officer support for the Faculty’s New Education Programs Advisory Committee (NEPAC).
  • Assist the Faculty in addressing a range of teaching and learning challenges relating to the student experience by diagnosing problems, designing bespoke projects to address the challenge, and implementing innovative solutions.
  • Translate learning and teaching quality metrics into projects that improve the quality of learning and teaching and the student experience.

Who We Are Looking For
We’re looking for people who exhibit autonomy, strong organisational skills, and the ability to prioritise effectively, while demonstrating excellent written communication and analytical abilities. They prioritise student outcomes and embrace the Faculty's values.

You will also have:

  • An undergraduate or graduate qualification in a relevant field with relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Ability to work autonomously with considerable independence.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver complex projects or sets of projects and initiatives to support the achievement of business requirements.
  • High-level problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise judgement and initiative, while maintaining commitment to achieving outcomes.

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 – Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, a cornerstone of excellence, boasts an impressive research legacy and holds the prestigious position of the University of Melbourne's largest faculty. With an astounding research revenue of over $420 million in 2021, we are at the forefront of health research in Australia. Our commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship is underlined by $85 million in commercialisation and government income, along with notable investments in intellectual property assets.

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 Kim Groizard at, 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 -

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
  • The responses against the first five Selection Criteria^ (Found in bold in the position description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett Verity via email at, 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.