Manager, Investigations

The Manager Investigations position is available in the Quality Assessment and Regulation Division (QARD) at the Department of Education and Training. We are seeking a highly motivated manager with strong people management skills, and a demonstrated knowledge of regulatory theory and practice. QARD is an inclusive workplace, we value how diversity enriches our workplace and service delivery.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/ECSEG/QAR/24539
Closing Date: 20-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 10063 - Manager, Investigations 07-11-18.doc (Word, 227KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Madeleine Smith, Executive Director
03 7022 0755

Position Details

The Quality Assessment and Regulation Division (QARD) is seeking a Manager Investigations to lead QARD's investigative team.

This is a full time, ongoing position at the VPS6 level based in Melbourne CBD.


  • Lead and manage the investigative team who are responsible for investigating high priority, complex and sensitive investigations in relation to education and care services
  • Drive the direction of the unit and ensure investigations are planned and conducted in accordance with relevant legislation and achieve high quality outcomes
  • Provide authoritative and expert advice, information and recommendations to senior management in relation to investigations, sanctions and other compliance matters
  • Collaborate with regional QARD Area Teams and other key internal stakeholders across the Department to lead strategic investigative planning, provide expert advice, enable knowledge sharing and explore opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Build the Division's investigative capability by developing the skills and competency of staff to deliver investigative activites in accordance withi the relevant Law, Regulations and Government policy.


  • Relevant qualifications in Regulation Theory, Investigations, and Compliance
  • Strong people management and leadership experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory theory and practice
  • Successful applicants will be required to hold a valid Victorian Working with Children's Check or Victorian Institute of Teaching registration upon commencement.

Application Procedure

  • Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the position description to be considered for this position.


  • Madeleine Smith, Executive Director QARD. Phone: 03 7022 0775

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

The Quality Assessment and Regulation Division 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.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability. People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: and


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