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Government Contracts & Reporting Advisor

RMIT University - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


  • 1 x full time, ongoing HEW 8 position available
  • Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University
  • Be part of the newly formed College of Vocational Education

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

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. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About The College of Vocational Education

The purpose of RMIT’s College of Vocational Education (VE) is to empower learners and our industry, community and government partners to succeed in the new world of work. Our five-year strategic roadmap, [email protected], purposefully guides everything we do in vocational education to deliver our vision: to position RMIT as a leading multi-sector provider with global impact and influence.

Led by our Deputy Vice Chancellor, the College of VE is reimagining how we deliver vocational education to create unique experiences for our students and partners.

About the role

As the Government Contracts and Reporting Advisor, you will work closely with and report to the Principal Advisor, VE and coordinate internal and external contracts and allocated funds and projects, including the coordination of the VET funding contracts and project reports with relevant stakeholders across RMIT and the College of VE. In this role, you will also be required to work with the Finance team and data and reporting functions to ensure funding is reconciled and provide regular reporting to the broader University as needed. In addition, as the Government Contracts and Reporting Advisor, you will:

  • Monitor and analyse contracts and amendments and implications to key funding contracts, working at pace to ensure critical actions and timelines are met
  • Be required to prepare briefings and provide recommendations against complex and detailed information across contract and reporting obligations
  • Be responsible for ensuring that initiatives and projects across VE College are efficiently planned, implemented and reported
  • Provide project reports on time with the relevant stakeholders and coordinate government contract requirements

About you

To be successful in this position, you’ll have:

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to collect and review complex data and information, produce reports and recommendations and strategies for continuous improvement
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and ability to influence and negotiate for solutions across a broad spectrum of internal/external stakeholders
  • Proven ability to interpret and apply complex policies, procedures, and systems consistently, provide strategic advice and drive creative solutions through to implementation
  • Strong practical organisational skills in the planning, development, implementation, operation and review of resources and services to achieve quality outcomes.
  • Experience in operational planning and strong project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills and ability to draw on your internal and external network and resources to manage complex, sensitive and confidential issues


Relevant degree and/or qualifications and experience.

Experience in the TAFE or university sector and/or experience with funding contracts will be well regarded but is not essential.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing Police and Working with Children Check.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter briefly addressing the Key Selection Criteria and your experience relevant to this role (limit of 2 pages) by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.

PD - Government Contracts and Reporting Advisor.pdf

Applications close on Sunday, 10th of January 2021.

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RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at [email protected] telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

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.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at [email protected]

LGBTI Jobs is Australia’s national job board dedicated to assisting Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Transexual graduates and jobseekers connect with organisations actively engaged in LGBTI inclusion initiatives.

Melbourne, VIC

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