Academic Manager CQU English Language Centre

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Date: 5 Feb 2024

Job Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: Central Queensland University

About this Opportunity

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • English Language Centre
  • CQUniversity Melbourne
  • Salary of $110,000 to $112,878 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Join an organisation with an unbreakable belief that quality education, training and research should be available to everyone – regardless of background, location or life circumstances.

Working at CQUniversity


Do you have a strong background in leadership and management within the ELICOS industry and have experience leading teams to success?  CQUniversity is seeking an Academic Manager to work closely with the Director of Operations to provide educational leadership and ensure the day-to-day operations of the English Language Centre meets with relevant legislative and accreditation guidelines.



You will be responsible for managing the operations of the CQUEnglish Centre at your campus including the administration, orientation, student placement and graduation processes.  You will manage workloads, oversee enrolment and timetabling, and be well versed in the legislative and audit requirements required within the ELICOS industry.


You will be instrumental in ensuring best practice teaching, assessment, and administration is achieved to provide the optimum student learning experience.  You are a leader in the ELICOS field and will use your management and communication skills to provide quality academic guidance and support to students.  You will also be involved in designing, developing, and evaluating teaching materials/assessments and curricula for new and existing courses.



Be rewarded

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Generous carers, maternity, and paternity leave
  • 17% superannuation (with the choice of joining an award-winning superfund)
  • Flexible and inclusive work / life balance
  • Fantastic staff professional / career development opportunities
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

Position Requirements


  • A degree or diploma of at least three years full-time or equivalent (teaching or other).
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a managerial role.
  • A suitable teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) qualification at diploma level or above.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of significant developments in TESOL theory and practice.
  • Experience in teaching a range of levels and in a range of contexts including English for Academic Purposes programs, with a demonstrated focus on quality teaching and commitment to continuous development of TESOL knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to manage academic staff performance including teacher evaluations.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, excelling in written and oral communication, with an ability to negotiate and liaise with internal and external clients resulting in a high level of customer service.
  • Demonstrated organisational and administrative skills and an ability to work independently or as part of a team, manage work, meet deadlines, and resolve problems with minimal supervision and guidance in a demanding work environment.

Position Description


For further information about this position, please refer to the position description.

Apply today for a career that changes lives


Applications Close: 11:59pm, Sunday 3 March 2024.


Job Requisition ID: 4139


Contact Details: 

Delwyn Seixas

07 3295 1125


When submitting your application, please include:


Your Current CV or Resume, and a 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position.


Please note, applicants for the position must have full time work rights.


CQUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and CQUniversity’s domestic and international student graduates with post-study work rights are encouraged to apply.

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