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Associate Lecturer/Lecturer – Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is an important component of the learning and teaching strategy at Le Cordon Bleu. The Associate Lecturer/Lecturer – WIL supports undergraduate hospitality students participating in WIL units. The position will work closely with the career services team to develop a curriculum (Work Integrated Learning) and administer these activities. In addition, the position works to develop and maintain strong industry partnerships within the tourism and hospitality industry, to provide students with a range of suitable opportunities to complete their WIL units. The position also ensures that the work undertaken by students as part of the program is relevant to curricula, as well as the personal and skill development needs of students.

Reporting and Working Relationships

The Associate Lecturer/Lecturer - WIL is employed by Le Cordon Bleu Australia and reports to the National WIL Coordinator. However, the role position will also work closely with the Career Services Manager Sydney for day to day activities. The position also works closely with other careers services officers based at the campus office (Sydney) and across all other LCBA campuses where necessary. Activities shall be under the ultimate control of the Dean of Le Cordon Bleu Australia and the President of Le Cordon Bleu. 

The position is based at the campus office (Ryde, Sydney) of Le Cordon Bleu Australia.

Special Conditions

Out of hours work will be required to be part of internal and external events. 

The employee may be required to travel on occasion. This may be on short notice.

Laptop and mobile phone provided.

Key results areas and responsibility

The Associate Lecturer/Lecturer – WIL is expected to:

1. Learning & Teaching

  • Contribute to the development of a holistic WIL program which provides students with academic and work experiences which enable them to apply, consolidate and reflect on their skills, knowledge and capabilities, with a focus on career development and lifelong learning, enhancing graduate employability skills and outcomes
  • Co-ordinate the WIL units at the Sydney Campus, delivering workshops as required.
  • Develop materials for use by students, and work placement supervisors in placement sites
  • Advise students on work-integrated learning, including industry placement opportunities
  • Working with the career services officer, identify suitable industry placements and assist students in developing the appropriate career communication skills to apply for, and achieve a suitable industry placement role.
  • Provide academic supervision, including placement visits, for students undertaking WIL units
  • Coordinate and assess students assessments
  • Contribute to the review of WIL units, identifying and implementing initiatives designed to enhance the quality of the student academic experience.

2. Liaise with businesses, key partners and providers

  • Establish, build and maintain links with new and existing partner organisations with the aim to develop a range of industry placements opportunities for students
  • Contribute to the identification, development and implementation of strategies to engage industry in Le Cordon Bleu WIL activities.

Key selection criteria


  • Masters qualification in a business-related discipline
  • High-level interpersonal skills and proven ability to establish a good working relationship with colleagues and students and to develop and maintain strong professional links with industry and the community.
  • Proven ability, commitment and passion for engaging in academic activities, with an interest in supporting students from diverse backgrounds in developing graduate employability skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of work-integrated learning and its relevance to the tourism and hospitality industry.
  • Ability to plan, organise and achieve work targets, sometimes in demanding circumstances and work harmoniously and constructively with colleagues.
  • Ability to establish, build and maintain links with tourism and hospitality organisations to develop a range of industry placement opportunities for students completing WIL units
  • Knowledge of the tourism and hospitality industry


  • A PhD or working towards completion
  • Evidence of research activity including publications in refereed journals or equivalent
  • Strong tourism or hospitality industry connections
  • An understanding of the Australian HE & VET sectors
  • Experience in Human Resource management