Senior Policy Officer

An exciting opportunity exists to be part of the Quality Assessment and Regulation Division (QARD) of the Department of Education and Training.
Our Division is the Victorian Regulatory Authority for early childhood education and care and school aged services. We drive the delivery of high quality services and ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of Victoria’s children using those services.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/ECSEG/QAR28731
Closing Date: 26-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: until 31/12/2019
Attachments: 9908 - Senior Policy Officer 12-09-18.doc (Word, 222KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Ms Amanda Powell
(03) 8392 5025

Position Details

Senior Policy Officer  - This is a fixed term, full time (1.0 FTE) position at the VPS5 level, based in Melbourne CBD.

Role includes:

• Providing well informed and concise advice, reasoned recommendations and innovative policy options to senior leadership to address emerging regulatory practice and policy issues, including work to support Victoria's strategic interests in national forums.

• Supporting the Division's legislative reform agenda through sound policy and program advice, training, resources, and other communication strategies.

• Preparing a range of materials for internal and external audiences, such as reports, briefs, presentations, and publications.


• Relevant tertiary qualifications in a relevant field.

• Legal qualifications are not required, but knowledge of the following would be an advantage:

o regulation theory and practice, and the early childhood sector o stakeholder consultation on legislative reform proposals.

• 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.

Enquiries:• Amanda Powell, Manager Early Childhood Legislative Reform. Phone: (03) 8392 5025.

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 26/9/2018

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