International Admissions Officer (HEO 5)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 05 Oct 2022

  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and UniSA employees only
  • Full-time, 12 month fixed term contract based in UniSA International at 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
  • Commencement Salary: $73,341 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The International Admissions Officer is responsible for a broad range of tasks involved in assessing applications, issuing offers and processing acceptances for prospective international students seeking admission to the University. The position also provides support in response to offshore and onshore recruitment events and periods of high-volume application processing. 

About UniSA International 

UniSA International leads the University’s international recruitment and engagement strategies, and drives pioneering, holistic and dynamic strategies and innovations that forge and impact the University’s presence, reputation and revenue growth within an evolving and competitively crowded international space.

To deliver a sustainable increase in international student numbers aligned to projected targets, achieve the University’s broader aspirations and goals in international education and build upon already favourable global rankings, UniSA International works broadly and collaboratively with our internal, external, local, national and international partners to ensure that the University is clearly positioned as ‘the University of choice’ for high calibre prospective international students, partners, governments and agencies.

Core Responsibilities

  • From the point of receipt, undertake the effective and efficient processing of applications in accordance with UniSA International service standards for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, UniSA Online (International) and non-award programs
  • Assess and determine student applications, generate offers for admission to programs and other related cohorts such as study abroad, exchange, sponsored, online and pathway students
  • Provide appropriate advice and information in a timely manner to prospective students, University representatives and agents and University staff in relation to admissions procedures and decisions
  • Advise students and staff of their requirement to comply with the Educational Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act and relevant University policies and procedures, and in conjunction with the compliance team, take necessary action where non-compliance occurs

Essential Skills and Experience 
  • Experience in the provision of timely and accurate advice to students and other stakeholders and demonstrated understanding and experience of the international student application process
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, relationship building and communication skills to enable working with a diverse range of people and cultures, and at a variety of levels
  • Well-developed organisational abilities, demonstrating initiative in work planning activities and the ability to prioritise to meet deadlines, often with competing demands, in a complex team environment
  • Sound written communication skills together with well-developed computing and administrative skills including experience in using Microsoft Office and administration information systems and developing and maintaining electronic records


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as: 

  • Access to great personal development opportunities 
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17% 
  • Flexible working conditions 
  • Employee assistance and development programs 
  • A variety of leave arrangements

How to Apply 

The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.  

Please address your cover letter to Amra Delibasic, Consultant: Recruitment Central.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 4433

Applications close: 11:30pm Wednesday 5 October 2022. 

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. 

To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either identify as an Australian Aboriginal Person, or be a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised.


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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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