University Lecturer Vetassess Skills Assessment

What is the requirement of a University Lecturer Vetassess Skills Assessment?


What’s the skills assessment –  Job description

University Lecturers lecture students and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.

Occupations also considered suitable

under this ANZSCO code:

• Associate Lecturer
• Senior Lecturer
• Associate Professor
• Professor
• Research Associate
• Research Fellow

Occupations not considered

under this ANZSCO code:

• University Tutor
• Vocational Education Teacher (non-trades)

What is the Requirement for Skills Assessment

University Lecturer is a VETASSESS Group A occupation.

This occupation requires

A qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.

Applicants must also have at least one year of highly relevant, post-qualification employment, at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years.

Applicants will not meet the required skill level if:

• the qualification(s) are not at the required educational level;
• the qualification(s) are not in a highly relevant field of study;
• the employment has been completed prior to the completion of the qualification.

A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive Skills Assessment Outcome.

What’s the requirement for Qualification

AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree

This occupation requires a qualification in a university academic discipline of high relevance to the required teaching and research specialisation.

What’s the requirement for Employment

Highly relevant tasks for teaching roles include, but are not limited to:

• preparing and delivering lectures, and conducting tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions
• preparing and marking essays, assignments and examinations
• advising students on academic and related matters
• attending departmental and faculty meetings, conferences and seminars
• supervising work programs of postgraduate and honours students and tutorial staff
• participating in setting course and degree requirements, curriculum revision and academic planning
• serving on the council, senate, faculty and other committees and professorial boards
• conducting research and undertaking consultancies in a particular field of knowledge
• stimulating and guiding class discussions
• compiling bibliographies of specialised materials for reading assignments

Highly relevant tasks

for non-teaching/research only roles include:

• undertaking research in an area strategically complementary to the existing strengths of the school/faculty with the view to publishing original and innovative results in refereed journals
• presenting research at academic seminars and at national and international conferences
• collaborating with other researchers at a national and/or international level
• actively seeking and securing external funding including the preparation and submission of research proposals to external funding bodies


Employment information

University Lecturers are academic staff employed by universities who are required to both teach and conduct research in their academic field.

This occupation includes both teaching and non-teaching roles.

Teaching roles, such as Lecturer, Associate Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor require involvement in both teaching and research. Non-teaching roles, or research-only roles, such as Research Associate and Research Fellow, would generally not be required to teach at all, but will still meet the assessment requirements if evidence of scholarly research is provided.

For a positive skills assessment outcome, the demonstration of research is mandatory.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of at least one publication, relevant to their field of teaching and research, published (or accepted for publication) within the last five years.

Positive Assessment of UNIVERSITY LECTURER (ANZSCO Code: 242111)

A positive assessment of highly relevant employment is confirmation that an applicant is paid to perform these tasks.

If applicants are unable to provide evidence that they are paid by their employer to conduct research, in the form of a Statement of Service which is supported by research evidence, they will not meet the requirements for this occupation.

For University Lecturers who are on paid study leave (remain on the payroll and receive their full salary) to pursue a course of studies or to undertake research connected to the role in which their employment experience is assessed as highly relevant, the employment period for study leave may be considered.

However, only paid study leave at full payment will be accepted as appropriate remuneration. Evidence of payment in the form of a stipend, scholarship, or partial payment of salary will not be accepted.

Employment which is carried out at an affiliated college of an accredited university (e.g. in the subcontinent) can be accepted for this occupation, provided that 1) the applicant can demonstrate that they were conducting research at an appropriate skill level, and 2) the applicant taught subjects at, or above, Bachelor degree level.

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