Heavy Industry Low-Carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC)
$100,000-$120,000 p.a. (plus superannuation). full time
The Heavy Industry Low-Carbon Transition (‘HILT’) CRC is a newly established consortium of industry, research, education and government funded by Australian Governments, industry, research and education partners to develop technologies and methods to overcome barriers to the low-carbon transition. The work of the CRC and its partners will greatly enhance the capacity of Australia’s heavy industry sector to prosper and be at the forefront of the global low-carbon economy for carbon-neutral materials such as ‘green’ iron, alumina, cement and other processed minerals.
The Education and Training Coordinator (ETC) is a 3-year full time position which will be extended if outcomes warrant it. The ETC, reporting to the Education and Training Director (ETD), presents an outstanding opportunity to join this critical and exciting organisation as it transforms the heavy industrial sector to a low-carbon future. With much of the research and program structure already under way, this appointment will fill the gap in development and delivery of the CRC coursework program. The HILT CRC education and training program is built on the established education and training programs within the mining, energy and mineral processing sectors, partners, and participating universities with the objective to develop the additional human resource capital necessary to transform these industries to operate in the new low-carbon economy. The HILT CRC education and training program is a major catalyst for equipping Australia’s future workforce with the additional skills required to adapt to low-carbon markets and be sustainable for the long term.
The ETC is primarily responsible for the development of coursework program and associated duties, namely:
• Implement actions from the Education and Training Needs Analysis that has been commissioned by the HILT CRC, with a focus on bachelor and master programs.
• Conduct an assessment of currently available courses as part of the education program in the partner universities. This includes course outlines, graduate attributes and competency levels covered in different courses.
• Analyse the coursework program structures of the various university partners to identify the opportunities for the development of new or enhanced educational packages and pathways.
• Identify accreditation pathway for the proposed programs, which will be primarily based on short-courses, micro-credentials, and digital badging.
• Evaluate the sustainability of the proposed programs during the lifetime of the CRC and beyond based on an analysis of national and international markets.
• Develop a plan for delivery of joint programs based on the available courses of the university partners, including the solution for logistic and financial challenges.
• Identify bridging pathways for VET graduates to bachelor programs, considering their variety of potential experiences and background.
• Develop a financial and budgeting framework for the HILT CRC coursework program.
• Provide support to temporarily employed academics for the development of the new courses or adjustment of the available courses.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in, and passion for, the development of coursework programs and delivery for undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in fields relevant to the CRC in higher education. A PhD in mechanical or chemical engineering and experience in course and curriculum development will be highly regarded but is not essential. Other important qualities include superior communication skills, can-do attitude, problem solving capability and enthusiasm.
For further information please contact the Education and Training Director at [email protected]
Applications must include a cover letter (no more than one page) and resume and be sent to [email protected] by no later than COB Monday 6th of June 2022.