Solution Architect

The Solution Architect role is responsible for leading the solution design and architecture governance of the end-to-end Kindergarten Attendance solution. The Solution Architect will be required to understand the business needs and prepare solution architecture expertise, options analysis and feasibility assessments of technology architecture.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Technology
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/ECE/20013820
Closing Date: 03-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: 30.06.2024
Attachments: 1a_20013820 Solution Architect_Position Description_Kindergarten Attendance (1).doc (Word, 260KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Anna Smith

Position Details

The Department of Education and Training (DET) leads on Victorian Child Information and Early Childhood Systems reforms and will continue to refine and implement Child Link and the Kindergarten Information Management System (KIMS) and will lead on the delivery of technology to support measuring attendance at kindergarten. In working together, we will make the best use of information and data to contribute to better outcomes for children today and into the future. Responding to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse, Child Information Sharing (CIS) reforms promote the optimisation of children's engagement in government-funded services, and a shared commitment to child well-being and safety across services and communities.

Child Link is an IT enabler to integrate data across government services to provide a consolidated view of information about children. Child Link is an innovative initiative that will provide a consolidated view of child data and drive transformational practices and behaviour to improve outcomes for children.

KIMS is an online system for kindergarten funding applications, data collection and reporting. A KIMS Reform project is currently underway and is aimed at replacing the current legacy system with a modern flexible system with improved functionality to support the delivery of three-year-old and four-year-old kindergarten and Early Childhood reforms.

About the role:

  • The Solution Architect will be responsible for the governance process of the solution architecture and the production and maintenance of all solution architecture documentation for the Kindergarten Attendance program.
  • They will need to work closely with technical and business Subject Matter Experts to plan and communicate including dependencies and impacts.
  • They will be expected to use their extensive end-to-end solution architecture experience to propose a robust, maintainable and secure system architecture.
  • They will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional project principles and practises with a tailored Agile development approach to fit large, complex, business-critical projects with the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement is expected and will require active internal and external stakeholder management to build strong and effective relationships by demonstrating high professional standards and being able to engage business and technical stakeholders at the executive level in conversations to achieve the desired outcomes.


For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: and

Applications close: 3 February 2023

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