Associate Director (Vocational Education)

Broad-scale leadership roles available at the new College of Vocational Education at RMIT

About Us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly-skilled, globally focused graduates.

About Our Culture

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University.

Our people are the durrung (heart) of RMIT. RMIT is committed to creating a culturally safe environment that values and supports Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people(s); where culture and heritage are acknowledged, and respected, as being core to their existence.  Our commitment is embedded in Dhumbah Goorowa and in RMIT's Enterprise Agreement.

Together, we strive to create an environment where we respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of noogal (belonging) in our team and beyond.

About Vocational Education

The purpose of RMIT’s College of Vocational Education is to empower learners and our industry, community and government partners to succeed in the new world of work. Our five-year strategic roadmap purposefully guides everything we do in vocational education to deliver our vision: to position RMIT as a leading multi-sector provider with global impact and influence.

The College of Vocational Education is reimagining how we create and deliver unique experiences for our students and partners, so we can:

  • lead in practice-based learning
  • empower learners for the future of work
  • engage industry and community at scale
  • grow for impact and influence 


The College of VE is delivering impact through the transformation that creates long-term change and impact for our students.


About The Opportunities


Right now, we are recruiting for Senior Leadership roles across the newly created College of VE. These executive 5-year fixed-term appointments that will be best suited to those with demonstrated educational senior leadership experience related to leading Vocational Education program teams. You will have demonstrated experience in the development of strategies around business development and relationship management activities to deliver commercial outcomes.


You will have highly developed influencing and negotiating skills at senior levels, including the ability to combine a collegial style with decisive and practical implementation strategies to lead change in a challenging and dynamic environment. A strong understanding of the sector, the educational requirements, issues and policies (internal and external) affecting VET policy and translating this into strategy and execution.


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Applications close on the 6th of December at 11:59 pm.