2 x Assistant Directors VIC PLT – Full Time - Internal Applicants only

  • The College of Law
  • Jun 09, 2021
Full-time Other

Job Description

2x Assistant Director PLT,VIC

There are 2 vacancies for Assistant Directors VIC PLT.

Purpose of the Role

The Assistant Director PLT is responsible for supporting the Executive Director in ensuring the successful delivery of the College's Practical Legal Training (PLT) Program in Victoria and together with the other Assistant Directors will lead across three key areas: student support, cooperative programs and PLT curriculum / content. In addition, they will share line management responsibility for the COLV academic team

 As one of a team of Assistant Directors, an Assistant Director will be allocated (subject to acceptable workload limits), at various times any or any combination of, the following key accountabilities:

 Course and curriculum management

  • Give guidance to the planning and timetabling of the COLV PLT schedule.
  • Ensure the efficient delivery (including moderation & evaluation) of all courses and modes within the VIC PLT program, including work experience replacement courses
  • Ensure compliance with the policies and standards determined by the College Academic Board
  • Teach, as required, across all PLT courses

 Lecture management

  • Assist the Executive Director with the recruitment of academic staff
  • Provide training & mentoring for academic staff including the adjunct lecturers
  • Assist with the professional development of academic staff, as appropriate

 Student Management

  • Responsibility for student welfare in the context of the VIC PLT Program, including addressing any special needs as appropriate
  • Responsibility for the investigation, management and reporting of academic conduct matters in accordance with College policy and the provisions of the PLT Program Manual

 External relationships

  • Maintenance of a sound relationship with all stakeholders

 Cooperative course management

  • oversight of Cooperative course teaching and administration. Develop, manage, evaluate and update course curriculum

 Academic leadership

  • Exercise academic leadership locally and/or across the College group
  • Model and foster best practice in teaching and professional development
  • Train and mentor lecturing staff including adjuncts lecturers

 Intellectual and Professional

As applicable, in accordance with objectives:

    • Attend and present at relevant conferences and share knowledge and insights gained with the wider faculty
    • Carry out research and produce publications, or other research outputs

 Contribute to the corporate life of the College

Assist with strategic development, participate in development of new education and training capabilities and identification of new areas of business activity


A tertiary qualification in law (e.g. LLB, JD, Diploma-in-Law). Tertiary qualification in Law or Education at Masters level or above, or professional experience that is regarded as equivalent under the College’s academic equivalence policy.

 Experience, Skills and Attributes


  • An understanding of the strategic context of the legal profession and the public it
  • Substantial experience in legal practice and currently eligible to hold a Victorian Practicing
  • The ability to direct and manage the operation of VIC PLT as a successful business
  • A proven capacity to lead and develop a team of professionals.
  • Experience in teaching at a Graduate
  • Substantial experience teaching PLT


  • Experience in strategic business planning and budget
  • A proven track record in educational leadership at a senior
  • A proven track record in the maintenance of high academic and other standards appropriate to accredited higher education
  • Understanding of, and experience in, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL).
  • Experience in project
  • Experience in developing and managing relationships with business partners, clients and external

 A more detailed position description can be accessed here

If interested please send a resume and a covering letter outlining why you would be suitable for the position, to recruitment@collaw.edu.au by COB Tuesday 15 June 2021


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The College of Law Limited

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Job Level

Graduate Pre-admission

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