Federation University Australia

Campus Director Wimmera

Job Description

Job no: 851105
Campus: Horsham Campus
Categories: VET
School/Area: Federation TAFE

  • Federation TAFE – Wimmera Campus
  • Full-time, continuing appointment
  • Attractive remuneration package on offer

Applications for this position will remain open until Sunday 23 January 2022, and interviews will be conducted following this date. Applicants may be contacted throughout the duration of this campaign.

About the role

The Campus Director (Wimmera) is a key leadership appointment within the Federation TAFE Executive team.

Responsible for the effective leadership and operational management of the Wimmera campus to enhance the student experience, ensuring growth in student numbers and achieving financial performance indicators. You will be responsible for overall business development; supervising the implementation of student attraction and retention, community and industry engagement strategies and managing change initiatives that enhances the reputation of the Wimmera campus and more broadly, Federation TAFE and University.

The Campus Director (Wimmera) works with a significant degree of autonomy and a strong focus on

  • strategic and operational imperatives for recruiting, retaining and supporting students at the Wimmera Campus; and
  • achieving strategic and operational objectives across financial, customer, business processes and organisational capability domains.

About Federation

At Federation, 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

Reporting to the Chief Executive, Federation TAFE you will lead and manage the Campus within realistic and measurable targets that contribute to the university’s strategic priorities and objectives. The incumbent will ensure the effective and efficient delivery of operational services and support to staff, students and members of the communities. The position is also responsible for ensuring all facilities within the Wimmera meet the requirements for the effective delivery of learning and teaching.

As the successful appointee you will possess expertise in strategic planning and operational implementation, with the capability to apply commercial acumen to grow business and deliver on strategic and operational objectives. You will come from a VET background, ideally within a dual-sector, however leaders from RTOs and other TAFE institutions will be highly regarded.

You will understand the nuances of working within a regional environment, and be a strong communicator with the ability to develop, and nurture strong professional relationships with external and internal stakeholders.

You will:

  • provide strategical and educational leadership;
  • lead business growth and financial stability for the Wimmera Campus;
  • enhance student, industry and community engagement; and
  • provide operational management for the Campus.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all Victorian-based Federation University workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 23 January 2022.

Applicants are required to submit a suitability statement not to exceed one page, in addition to a resume.

Job Summary

Horsham Location
Full Time Job Type


Federation University Australia