Safety, Audit, Risk Manager

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Full-time, Continuing position

  • Salary Level HEW 9  + 17% Superannuation

  • Based at the Point cook  campus

About the role
The Safety, Risk and Audit Manager is a crucial role that is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of the Aviation Academy’s safety management system (SMS) and risk management framework. In addition, this role is responsible for conducting audits and investigations, the provision of expert advice, and ensuring aviation projects are aligned strategically to the direction of the University.

Critical to the success of this position and the Aviation Academy is the ability to sustain compliance with the national regulators of Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Tertiary Education Quality Standards Authority (TEQSA) at all times.

To be successful in this position, you’ll have:

  • Demonstrated understanding of Safety Management Systems and aviation accident/incident investigation and human factors.

  • Experience in the successful planning and implementation of quality, safety and risk management systems, processes and techniques to support a SMS.

  • Proven ability to keep abreast of and identify changes in global regulatory frameworks and adapt organisational risk strategies and systems as required.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of managing compliance and regulatory requirements of aviation contracts including external regulators eg. CASA

  • Ability to provide strategic guidance, advice and support on matters relating to risk, quality, and compliance.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of team that contributes, fosters, and supports a culture that is collaborative, collegial, compliant and aligned with organisational values.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively,   influence/inspire a safety culture, and develop relationships that aid delivery of business outcomes.

  • Superior attention to detail, coupled with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated excellent written communications skills.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

Aviation Academy

The RMIT Aviation Academy is at the forefront of aviation education and innovation. Your partner in delivering industry-leading products and services that provide you real-world solutions for the challenges facing aviation today and tomorrow.

Harnessing the infrastructure and cross-disciplinary capability across the university, RMIT Aviation Academy will be the front door to accessing the knowledge, innovation, skills and leadership required by individuals, government and organisations across the global aviation ecosystem.

RMIT University has a long-standing legacy in Aviation and Aerospace and for over 80 years has been a trusted partner and global leader in the industry.

The RMIT Aviation Academy has trained more than 3,000 pilots from around the world and our graduates have gone onto work in the aviation industry, both in Australia and overseas. With sites at Point Cook and Bendigo, our world-class flight training facilities and environment develop the necessary skills to gain a Recreational, Private and Commercial Pilot Licence and/or an Associate Degree in Aviation and Bachelor Degree in Aviation.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page.

Position Description - Safety, Risk and Audit Manager


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Applications Close:
24 May 2023 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to  being  a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.  

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