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Senior Academic Governance Officer

Deadline for applications: 28th September

Study Group is one of the world’s largest international education and training organisations. Every year over 70,000 students from more than 130 countries choose to study with Study Group. We invest in international students’ futures and enhance their prospects by focusing on the way they learn as well as the qualifications they achieve. In Australia, we deliver a wide range of pathway, higher education, vocational and English language programs for students from all over the world.

We are currently seeking two staff experienced in Academic Governance Support to provide professional secretariat and project coordination services to the governing boards and committees of the University Partnerships and Higher Education Operations of Study Group ANZ, and the Head of Academic Quality Assurance and Governance.

Senior Academic Governance Officer

Role Type: Ongoing, full time role, based in Sydney.
Salary Range: Approx. $85,000 per annum (+ superannuation)

Key responsibilities

  • Managing and conducting a comprehensive secretariat service that effectively supports a large case load of Board/Committee meetings, including preparation of meeting agenda, thorough minute taking, and assisting with the implementation of meeting resolutions.
  • Accurately maintaining Governance and Committee information including registers, policies, procedures and associated documents including those required under legislation.
  • Contributing to the successful operation of the Academic Quality Assurance and Governance Office through the application of professional senior project coordination skills; student performance, survey and quality indicators data collation and reporting skills; administrative support skills; and stakeholder liaison/communication skills.

Required qualifications and training

  • Minimum 2-years of relevant secretariat servicing experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing Board and/or committee secretariat services in a tertiary education or equivalent public/private sector setting, including minute taking.
  • Experience in maintaining governance and committee information including registers, policies, procedures and associated documents including those required under legislation.
  • Experience in the preparation of business reports and other written documentation
  • High level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced skills with software packages, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, email, calendar and electronic document management systems.
  • Ability to coordinate and undertake research and prepare correspondence, statistical and qualitative reports, and other written documentation.
  •  Ability to apply a high level of confidentiality and sensitivity to a range of business matters.
  • Advanced organisation and self-management skills including the ability to effectively prioritise duties to meet deadlines, with professionalism and maintain consistent high standards.
  • Ability to work effectively individually and as a member of a geographically dispersed team.
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflict constructively, work in a tactful and diplomatic manner and respond appropriately when dealing with sensitive matters.
  • General understanding of the role and function of governance and committee processes in a highly regulated organisational context.
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to High School, Foundation, ELICOS, Higher Education and/or CRICOS education providers.

Where is the role based?

Sydney, Australia.

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

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How to apply

Please apply with a CV, covering letter and completed application form to Jill Woodruff, Head of Academic Quality Assurance and Governance, SGA

Application deadline: Friday 28th September

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.