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Just pass them
Lecturer & Course Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Melbourne Australia28 December 2018
Students that have no knowledge are just supposed to be passed. Management unethical and if you don't get a good review from passing students you don't get your contract renewed, If you need academic content for your course they don't pay you to develop it even though they then want to claim intellectual property rights.
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Productivity and Fun working place
Student Mentor (Former Employee) –  Preston VIC4 September 2018
Best working place for beginners
Learnt heaps during my working days
Management was very supportive to ideas
Teaching here was the best experience.
Many cultures was met and mingled.
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Healthy environment
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Nil
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Good but challenging
Education and Career Advisor (Former Employee) –  Preston VIC30 August 2018
Melbourne Polytechnic is a challenging place to work when working as a career advisor. You must be able to answer large numbers of questions from students and potential students within a reasonable amount of time. Additionally it is important that you are able to satisfactorily resolve a query in such a way that you are confident that you have given the person all the relevant information.

A standard day would encompass either waiting for inquiries to come in from potential students or it would entail calling the potential students to answer any questions they have on a personal basis.

The main thing I had learned during my time there was patience. Every person is different their way of asking questions is different, their financial situation is different, their desired educational outcome is different. It is one thing to know about this however it is something entirely different when you have to deal with it. You need to be very considerate and sympathetic when dealing with a person inquiring for a course when they come from a weak financial background.

Not just sounding sincere but also finding them alternate solutions if the course they are trying to enter into has a high cost. Putting in extra time to finding a solution that both parties find agreeable can be hard and even frustrating but the emotional reward when you help a person be one step closer to doing what they want is more than enough.


Overall the workplace was relaxing, the team leader wasn't hounding team members for numbers and no one felt stressed or uncomfortable working there. There was no
  more... social barrier preventing anyone from socializing getting to know one another both professionally and casually.  less
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Excellent place to work
Lecturer (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC14 June 2018
Excellent working environment . Excellent feedbacks from students. Excellent culture. Good collaboration and communication among administration staff and professors.
Strongly recommend this Institution.
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A Great Job - Management Do Not Listen - Bullying Allowance
Storeperson (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC22 February 2018
Senior management were not very professional in the way the dealt with internal issues e.g. Bullying. They wouldn't listen to many ideas - whilst I was there - given by myself (who was only tempory) and full-time employees. The teachers (in general) were very professional and enthusiatic in the way they dealt with trainees and other clients. Work colleagues were fantastic given the very low moral within the department - Don't Worry Be Happy...
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Great Work Mates - Close To Home
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Bullying Allowance - Incompetent (In House) Management
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Full of Bullies
Instructor Tourism Hospoitality Events (Former Employee) –  Preston VIC21 December 2017
Toxic management and toxic culture and no respect from management. Treated teachers as a problem rather than as the primary deliverers of the organisation's services.

Stayed for the students and the salary only. Glad I am no longer there.
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ICT services - Melbourne Polytechnic
ICT services - Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Preston Campus27 July 2017
One of the best places to work, friendly coworkers , always willing to help.
I had to travel around various campus of the institution, where I manage to meet new people and interact with different cultures.
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Fun workplace
Coffee worker (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC9 July 2017
A typical day at work: 7 am to 3 or 4 pm.
Workplace culture: Communicate with the vitality of college students.
I learned about standard operating procedure food & beverage task
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Poor culture, teachers treated as a necessary evil rather than as the front line people delivering the primary customer service
Tourism, Hospitality and Events Teacher (Former Employee) –  Preston VIC17 December 2016
It's a lousy place to work with management now in thrall to spread sheets and business analysts with little focus on how to really engage students and support teachers
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Long hours little recognition, lazy people often favoured over hard workers dysfunctional management
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