Senior Instructor

The Centre for Custody and Protective Services (CCPS) is responsible for developing, delivering and co-ordinating training programs for Police Custody Officers and Protective Services Officers.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20031131A
Closing Date: 29-Jul-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Position Description - C2027.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Senior Sergeant Tim Lawrence
03 9566 6940 or

Position Details

As a Senior Instructor with Victoria Police, you will be delivering, assessing and maintaining contemporary training for Police Custody Officers and Protective Service Officer recruits. The training of these recruits includes teaching State and Commonwealth Legislation; Victoria Police Force Policy, Procedure & Practice; and Victoria Police IT applications and programs.  The training for recruits is delivered through a combination of classroom sessions, practical scenario based exercises and on the job field placements.      

Your duties will include:

  • Provide teaching and educational services to Victoria Police Custody Officers and Victoria Police Protective Service Officers.
  • Research, develop and implement innovative learning practices and instructional strategies including problem-based action learning together with flexible online delivery methods directed to the needs of the students.
  • Perform the role connected with the Squad Manager portfolio.  These duties are an important strategy in providing day to day support for our newest members during their training at the Academy.
  • Perform administration activities pertaining to the course governance, including record keeping in-line with RTO compliance and Victoria Police policy.
  • Evaluate teaching delivery, and undertake professional development to maintain currency in vocational teaching practices, ensuring quality requirements and improvement plans are implemented.
  • Provide timely & constructive feedback to recruits on their performance and progress.
  • Visit recruits in their designated workplace during their work experience field placements.
  • Provide ongoing advice and support to staff from Custody locations and Protective Services locations.
  • Working in partnership with internal key stakeholders.
  • Perform role plays in practical scenario exercises.
  • Provide support and advice to students of diverse cultures, backgrounds and abilities and implement appropriate learning or support strategies to ensure student safety, health and wellbeing.    

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • A proven ability to work in a small team environment.
  • A proven record of ethical behaviour in-line with the organisational values of Victoria Police.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing high quality approaches in teaching/workplace training, using a variety of learning models which respond to diverse student learning needs.
  • High level organisational skills, including record keeping and course maintenance and the ability to use all relevant technology to contribute to the overall functioning of the unit.
  • A relevant degree or vocational qualification and experience in relevant teaching program would be highly desirable.
  • Australian Qualifications Framework Level 5 teaching qualification is highly desirable.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is highly desirable or qualify within 12 months (Fully Funded).
  • Complete OHS requirements of the organisation.
  • Possession of a current Victorian drivers licence would be highly regarded.
  • The position is located at the Victoria Police Academy – Glen Waverley.

Your application must include:

  • Resume,
  • Response to the Key Selection Criteria – found in the position description attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 29 July 2018
- No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Senior Sergeant Tim Lawrence or Senior Sergeant John Murray on (03) 9566 6940 or via email or

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email

About Us:

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

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