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Senior Learning Designer

Edith Cowan University - Joondalup, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


  • $103,263 to $116,306 pa (HEW 8)
  • Ongoing, Full-time, Joondalup and Mount Lawley
  • Open to applicants with the relevant working rights

$103,263 to $116,306 pa (HEW 8)


Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multi-campus institution located in Western Australia (WA) with a strong reputation for excellence in teaching, research and state-of-the-art facilities. Our focus on teaching and research is inspired by engagement and partnerships with those in the many communities in which we serve. ECU is guided by strong values that influence the way we work and our vision is to further enhance our reputation be recognised for our world ready graduates and leading-edge research. Our purpose is to transform lives and enrich society through education and our world-class research including our commitments on equality, opportunities for disadvantaged people and reducing our impact on the environment.

The diverse and talented staff in the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) play a central role in achieving ECU's vision, and in designing and implementing future-oriented teaching and learning strategies. With its base at the Joondalup Campus, the CLT delivers a comprehensive suite of services and programmes on campus and online that promotes high quality learning and teaching outcomes for students and academic staff.

The CLT’s Teaching Quality team supports the development of excellence in teaching at ECU by working collaboratively with individuals, course teaching teams, and whole Schools. The CLT is seeking a Senior Learning Designer to join the Teaching Quality team who will provide leadership in the critical area of digital assessment design and moderation, with expertise in innovation, authenticity, integrity, and security.

The Role
The CLT is seeking a Senior Learning Designer who is passionate about innovative approaches to assessment design in both physical and digital environments and committed to supporting academic and professional staff to improve the student learning experience and ensure student success. The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience in applying effective learning design principles and strategies for consistent quality in blended and fully online environments in a higher education setting. As a Senior Learning Designer, this role will have accountabilities to work in ways that are integrated into all Schools, working with existing SLDs to ensure the sustained impact on assessment design and moderation for digital (and non-digital) contexts.

In addition, successful candidates will need to demonstrate considerable project management skills, judgement, initiative, discretion and independence while interacting with professional and academic staff. The ability to support academic teaching staff in whole-of-course assessment and activity design, feedback strategies, moderation practices and the use of online assessment platforms are also key to success in this position.

Selection Criteria
Suitable candidates will meet the following selection criteria.

Key Criteria
  • Ability to apply contemporary and evolving assessment design principles to support development of authentic, valid, reliable, and secure assessment practices in physical and digital environments; Experience supporting a team of academic staff to design and implement whole-of-course high quality and innovative assessment and feedback approaches to meet unit and course outcomes for blended and online delivery, including providing hands-on workshops for targeted audiences and following up with individual and/or small group support
  • Experience supporting professional and academic staff to understand and apply contemporary approaches to academic integrity principles, practices, and response to increasingly diverse student cohorts
  • Ability to analyse staff requirements for assessment practices, feedback approaches, and moderation practice, map those requirements to existing tools and services, and to deliver well-designed and effective solutions
  • Willingness and commitment to learn and support staff to use new approaches and various technologies to enhance the assessment and feedback experience
  • Experience developing high quality tools, templates, and resources to support good pedagogical practice and translate these into actionable academic outcomes
  • Experience with development and use of Student Identity Verification techniques in digital only assessment scenarios


Masters or higher qualification in Learning Sciences, Education, Higher Educational Teaching and Learning, Learning Design, Cognitive Psychology, or related area;

Other Criteria

Experience teaching in a higher education setting is desirable.

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time, ongoing position attracts remuneration of $103,263 to $116,306 plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities Overview website.

Interested applicants are welcome to call Dr Katrina Strampel (Manager, Teaching Quality) on 08 6304 5306 for more information.

How To Apply

Please upload your resume along with a statement (maximum 3 pages) addressing the key criteria listed above (six in total).

Closing Date

Applications close on TUESDAY 13 April 2021 at 11:30pm AWST.


ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Joondalup, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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