Pathways Officer Federation University Australia


  • Federation TAFE – SMB Campus
  • Full-time fixed-term appointment until August 2024
  • HEW 5 – $74,272 p.a. plus up to 17% superannuation

About the role

The Pathways Officer will engage with and provide support to individuals in need of assistance through Federation’s Pathway Programs, the Skills and Jobs Centre and the Reconnect Program

You will:

  • ensure Pathway Programs policies and procedures are followed at all times;
  • ensure administrative activities, reporting and documentation are completed accurately and in accordance with specified deadlines;
  • work collaboratively with the team and internal and external stakeholders in participating in open days; and
  • contribute to continuous quality improvement in relation to service delivery

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our University and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked university in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment.

About you

Working under the general direction of the Pathways Program Coordinator, the Pathways Officer is responsible for the effective delivery of daily program activities.

You will possess:

  • knowledge and understanding of breaking the cycle of disadvantage and the capacity to work within an Outreach model of service delivery;
  • experience in designing group activities and facilitating group work;
  • knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges facing students completing studies and gaining employment; and
  • experience in applying a range of interventions including assessment, case work, care planning, group work, advocacy, crisis intervention.

All University positions delivering education and/or services to children must hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC). Please refer to the position description for WWCC requirements.

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 6 August 2023.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and response to application questions, which will appear in the application form after you select the ‘apply now’ button.

To view the position description, please click here: 852246.pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter.

You will be able to take advantage of our Health Sports and Aquatics Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen, SMB and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance webpage.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

Federation University is committed to The Circle Back Initiative program, whereby we will respond to every applicant.



Federation University Australia

Job Salary

Full time