Situations Vacant

HDR Candidature Coordinator, University of Tasmania

July 2023

In a dynamic and rapidly changing national context, the HDR Candidature Coordinator advances the University’s strategic priority to deliver excellent and impactful research training. The HDR Candidature Coordinator oversees the operational management of candidature. They facilitate effective and efficient governance and management of the HDR candidature journey for the University and provide advice on complex candidature and examination matters to the Dean of Graduate Research, GRO and other stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:

  • As a member of the GRO Leadership Team, lead the HDR Candidature portfolio, including line-management of staff and fostering effective teamwork.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership, guidance, support and training to staff, to ensure that they are able to efficiently and professionally deliver HDR candidature and examination services.
  • Build and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the University’s HDR governance framework to oversee, manage and resolve complex HDR candidature matters.
  • Coordinate the high-level operational management of HDR progression and examination, including reporting, modelling, quality assurance, compliance, and audit activities.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including School and College research leadership teams to facilitate positive outcomes for HDR candidates and supervisors. 

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • A university degree, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Competence in the analysis and application of policy and procedure, and providing subsequent accurate and expert advice to stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop, compile and manipulate complex data sets, conduct data analysis and provide comprehensive data driven reports of professional standard in response to specific reporting requirements.
  • Experience in maintaining accurate and comprehensive high-volume records, including multiple databases and spreadsheets with strong attention to detail.
  • Project management skills, including the capability to simultaneously undertake a diverse range of tasks, identify priorities, problem solve, and meet demanding deadlines.
  • High level communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, including the ability to negotiate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders and the ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with sensitive issues.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 7 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $123,548 comprising base salary within the range of $96,071 to $105,597 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

Download File Position Description – HDR Candidature Coordinator – 498966.pdf

Applications close Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 11.55pm

The University of Tasmania strongly encourages employees to maintain COVID-19 vaccination in line with relevant Australian Government health advice.

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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Applications close: Tasmania Standard Time