Children's Services Authorised Officer X 12

Children's Services Authorised Officer Are you self-motivated with excellent people and organisational skills and enjoy working independently out visiting services, while balancing time in an office environment as part of a team? Do you have demonstrated experience working in a regulatory environment undertaking quality assurance, compliance and investigative activities and/or demonstrated knowledge of quality in early childhood education and care? This is a great opportunity to play a key role in promoting quality improvement in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services by actively monitoring compliance, undertaking investigations and conducting assessment and rating visits at Victorian ECEC services. Location: Multiple locations / Conducting service visits / Flexible work location
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/DET/ECEG20003517
Closing Date: 27-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2202214_VPS4_Childrens Services Authorised Officer_20220517_Approved (1).doc (Word, 261KB)
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Frequently Asked Questions - AO Role.pdf (PDF, 135KB)
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Preference Sheet (1).docx (Word, 342KB)
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Contact: Joanna Wysocki

Position Details

Quality Assessment and Regulation Division

Quality Assessment and Regulation Division (QARD) approves and regulates about 4,800 ECEC services operating across Victoria. We strive to be a best practice regulator and use a range of strategies to deliver regulatory outcomes. Our role is to ensure service operators provide safe, high-quality learning environments for all children attending their services.

About the Role

Children's Services Authorised Officer

Tenure: Ongoing / Fixed (Multiple roles)

Employment Type: Full Time

To be successful in this role, you will be a collaborative and motivated team member, who upholds organisation values in all interactions and actively contributes to a constructive culture.

QARD has full time, ongoing and fixed term positions, at the VPS4 level. The role involves working across rural and metropolitan areas, state-wide. The role will occasionally include overnight stays. There are multiple team office locations. Refer to the Preference sheet to nominate your preferred location.

For further details about this position, including core duties, refer to the position description and the attached Frequently Asked Questions document.

QARD is hosting two recruitment information sessions to provide potential applicants more information about this role. Click here for more details and to register.


Application Procedure

Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the position description and complete the ‘Preference sheet' to be considered for this position. Prepare a written document approximately two paragraphs per selection criteria.


Requirements and Further Information

Successful applicants will be required to hold a valid Victorian Working with Children's Check or Victorian Institute of Teaching registration, drivers licence and meet current COVID-19 vaccination requirements upon commencement.

For further information regarding this position contact Joanna Wysocki, A/Senior Program Officer at


QARD is an inclusive workplace, we are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from other culturally diverse backgrounds.

There are flexi work options available to Department employees under the Flexible Work policy which reflects the Victorian Government Flexible Work policy. Further information can be found below:


Information on the Department's regulation role can be obtained from the following website:


Applications for this position close 27 June 2022

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