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Academic Skills And Language Advisor

La Trobe University - Australia,

Education, Childcare & Training
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Academic Skills and Language Advisor

Job No.:561073

Work type:Fixed Term

  • Fixed term for 2 years
  • Preferred location is our Bundoora campus, however other La Trobe campuses will be considered
  • Delivery will be a mix of online and on-campus
  • HEO7 role
About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The Learning Hub is part of the La Trobe University Library. The team delivers programs and services in line with the Library Learning and Teaching Partnership Framework, which outlines the team's approach to supporting the student experience both within and outside the curriculum, guides continuous improvement of programs so that they are relevant and accessible for students and is aligned with the University strategies. The team also uses other Library frameworks to guide delivery of services and programs e.g. the Library Outreach and Engagement Framework, the Library Quality Framework and the Library Communication Framework.

About the position

This role is part of the Learning Hub team, which provides outstanding programs and services to develop students' academic and language skills. The position reports to the Manager, Learning Hub, and will provide individual and small-group academic skills consultations, and develop and teach workshop programs to build students' academic skills. The role will also develop learning resources as needed.

Duties include:
  • providing individual and small-group consultations (face-to-face and online) that help students to develop their academic and language skills
  • developing and delivering and university-wide and discipline-specific academic skills, writing and English language workshop programs that assist students' successful transition into and through university at all levels (face-to-face and online)
  • developing academic skills and language resources as needed
Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will:
  • have experience in teaching and advising tertiary academic skills, together with sound knowledge of academic skills required for successful tertiary study
  • be a team player and have a flexible attitude
  • be experienced and competent in teaching and advising online
  • possess appropriate tertiary qualifications, e.g. in eEducation, TESOL or a related field
Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits

How to apply

Closing date: Wednesday 14th April 2021 by 11.55pm AEST

Position Enquiries: Anna Bailey, TEL: 9479 5440 Email:

HR/Recruitment Enquiries: Caitlin Hosking, Senior Recruitment Business Partner, +61 3 9479 1324

Position Description below:

Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:
  • Cover letter;
  • A current resume; and
  • A separate document addressing the essential and desirable bullet points in the Key Selection Criteria located in the position description.
Please scroll down to apply.

La Trobe Cultural Qualities:
We are Accountable, We are Connected, We are Innovative, We Care

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.


Closing Date:14/4/2021

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