Accreditation Lead

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 12 Oct 2023

  • $106,877 to $120,376 pa (HEW 8)
  • Ongoing, Full-time, Joondalup Campus
  • Open to candidates with relevant work rights

$106,877 - $120,376 p.a (HEW 8)


Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a leading multi-campus university in Western Australia serving communities nationally and internationally. For 17 years in a row, ECU has achieved a 5 (out of 5 star) star rating for teaching quality in the 2023 Good Universities Guide (GUG). ECU is ranked in the world's Top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, and in the Top 400 THE World University Rankings 2023.

The School of Business and Law is accredited by AACSB International and develops industry-ready graduates through high-quality teaching and learning experiences and engaged applied research. The School offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, executive education, and research degrees designed to give students relevant theory, practical work experience and critical employability skills.

In 2022, the School’s Business and Economics discipline was ranked in the Top 250 on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, an improvement of over 200 places and two bands in just three years. The School is Western Australia’s ‘top-ranked business school for quality’ (2nd nationally) in the 2023 Australian Financial Review BOSS Best Business Schools list.

The School of Business and Law, in partnership with the School of Medical and Health Sciences, funded through a grant from the WA Government, has established a Mental Awareness, Respect and Safety (MARS Centre). The funding supports three major initiatives that will be MARS Centre will be the vehicle for delivery: the appointment of a Mining Work Health and Safety Professorial Chair, a MARS-themed program of research, and the development and delivery of postgraduate and undergraduate programs in mining work health and safety.

As part of an exciting expansion plan, the School of Business and Law will move into the $853 million world-class facilities of the landmark ECU City Campus at Yagan Square in the Perth CBD in 2025. This state-of-the-art Business, Law, Creative Industries, and Technology Campus will be where innovative thinkers, adaptive learners, and global citizens meet to become the leaders of tomorrow. ECU’s CBD campus will bring together streams of teaching and research with unique synergies for growth and development. This is unequivocally the most exciting time of all to join the University as it embarks on this transformational journey.

The Role

The SBL Accreditation Lead will play a lead role in retaining and attaining the School of Business and Law’s international accreditations. These activities feed into internal accreditations and quality processes required by the University. The role manages the Accreditation Team, to ensure the School meets all milestones and targets associated with the accreditation portfolio. The SBL Accreditation Lead works closely with the Quality, Accreditation and Engagement Manager, Executive Dean, Associate Dean Teaching and Learning, the Associate Deans Discipline, the Associate Dean Research, School Directors and the School Manager in the delivery of a range of strategic and operational activities. Developing and maintaining expertise for key international business school accreditations such as AACSB, EFMD (EQUIS) and PRME is critical to the role. Quality assurance of the School’s professional course accreditation and major course review documents are also within the remit of this position.


  • A university degree in a related field is a requirement for this position, along with extensive relevant experience in a related field.
  • Ability to present highly complex data in a range of formats to meet the needs of both internal and external stakeholders.
  • High level ability to collect, process, analyse and interpret data to make informed decisions and solve problems
  • Experience in developing and managing projects
  • High order written and oral communication skills and the ability to organise and present information, views and concepts in a concise, understandable and interesting format for a variety of audiences.
  • The ability to balance and prioritise tasks without losing sight of desired outcomes
  • Interpersonal skills with proven ability to develop good relationships and networks both internally and externally.
  • Ability to look at work closely to identify and correct errors, and spot and highlight areas for improvement.

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

ECU is a smoke-free environment.

Benefits & Remuneration

These positions attract remuneration of $106,877 - $120,376 plus up to 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff.  Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Future Staff website.


Interested applicants are welcome to call Dr Tara Smith on 6304 2645 or email: for more information.

Closing Date: 

Applications close on Thursday 12 October at 11:30pm. 

How to Apply

Please upload your resume along with a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) addressing the selection criteria listed above.


ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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