Senior Children's Services Authorised Officer

Our Division is the Victorian Regulatory Authority for early childhood education and care services. We drive the delivery of high quality services and ensure the safety, health, and wellbeing of Victoria’s children. The role involves coaching and mentoring Divisional colleagues, and will at times have responsibility for key regulatory functions as determined by the Area Manager.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Western - Ballarat
Reference: VG/DET/ECSEG/QAR24010
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 8608 - Senior Children's Services Authorised Officer 30-01-18.doc (Word, 225KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Winnie Driscoll
03 5337 8442

Position Details

The Quality Assessment and Regulation Division (QARD) is seeking a Senior Children's Services Authorised Officer to join its Grampians Area team.

This is an ongoing position at the VPS5 level, based in Ballarat.

This position will work collaboratively across other QARD regional areas. This position will involve travel which may include overnight stays.


• Planning and leading assessment and rating visits, compliance visits, and investigations as part of the core functions of the regulatory authority, performed in adherence with the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and Victorian Children's Services Act 1996.

• Facilitate coaching and mentoring to Divisional colleagues in managing enquiries, complaint and incident notifications, and conducting investigations.

• Responsibility for key regulatory functions as determined by the Area Manager.

• Effective management of relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

• Other regulatory activities as defined in the role position description.


• Relevant qualifications in early childhood teaching, primary teaching, or human welfare studies, behavioural studies or similar.

• Working knowledge of education and care service delivery including an understanding of quality in early childhood education and care.

• 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.


• Winnie Driscoll, Manager Grampians Area QARD. Phone: 03 5337 8442

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.

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

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 and

Applications close 25th February 2018

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