Language Course and Exams Officer

The Goethe-Institut Australia is seeking to fill the position of Language Course and Exam officer in Sydney from 15.03.2020.


  • Information and advice of German courses and exams via phone, email and face-to-face
  • Participation in the organisation of language courses as well as internal and external audits
  • Assistance with scheduling of teachers
  • Maintenance of and data entry into the internal booking systems
  • Issuing of certificates and course attendances
  • Distribution and evaluation of the placement test
  • Keeping the website up to date using CMS
  • Participation in the advertising for German courses and examinations via social media
  • Writing texts in German and English
  • Participation in the annual plan
  • Participation in the organisation of events
  • Information about German courses in Germany
  • Completing daily office tasks

Financial responsibility

  • Accounting for corporate and private clients
  • Billing and account assignment of language courses and examination revenue
  • Ordering, billing, and account assignment of textbooks
  • Preparation of monthly payrolls for teachers
  • Participate in the planning and control of resources in the field of language coursework
  • Monitoring the use of resources
  • Participation in establishing course and examination fees
  • Participation in achieving economic goals


  • Very good organisational skills and accuracy
  • Team player, flexible, open minded
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in both German and English
  • Experience in dealing with all programs in MS Office, Internet use and social media use as well as readiness to learn a new language administration program, starting in Mid-March 2020 (training will be provided).
  • Readiness for intercultural learning
  • Confidence in dealing with challenging customers and partners
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet set dates, independently and in a team
  • Analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Preferably, background in education and / or clerical settings
  • Experience in customer service

A valid Australian work visa is a requirement for employment (applications from holders of "Work and Holiday" visa will not be considered).

Remuneration package: A$62,531 incl. superannuation

We further offer five weeks paid annual leave.

Please send your application including a CV and a cover letter addressing all advertisement criteria in electronic form no later than 31.01.2020

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.