Senior Policy Officer

A highly skilled and motivated individual is sought to join the Tertiary Education Governance Unit located within the Higher Education and Skills Group of the Department of Education and Training as a Senior Policy Officer. The Unit is responsible for managing governance arrangements for Victoria’s 12 TAFE institutes and 8 public universities. This includes managing appointments to TAFE boards and university councils, and leading reforms to governance arrangements for TAFE institutes and universities.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/HESG/22307A
Closing Date: 16-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 10224 - Senior Policy Officer 27-11-18.doc (Word, 225KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Erdinc Ozyurek
(03) 7022 1641

Position Details


The primary purpose of the role is to lead key elements of the work of the Tertiary Education Governance unit and provide authoritative advice on all matters relating to governance (including university council and TAFE institute board appointments and the implementation of the Government's governance reforms).

The role will also involve providing authoritative advice to the Minister for Training and Skills and senior departmental executives on governance arrangements and processes for TAFE institutes and universities.

The successful candidate will have:

• experience in providing specialist advice on policy issues to a range of stakeholders

• demonstrated customer management skills and strong policy analysis and interpretation skills.

• an ability to prepare and, as appropriate, present discussion papers, submissions, reports and briefings for committees, expert bodies, ministers or key decision makers

• experience in project and / or program management with demonstrated delivery of successful outcomes

• strong conceptual and analytical skills, as well as being able to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders

• excellent organisation, written and verbal communication skills and experience in working for government

• excellent ability to research, analyse, and provide advice on data and information quickly, and an ability to consider and provide advice on policy options.

While this role does not require legal training, demonstrated ability to interpret legislation and subordinate instruments and support the framing of policy options and positions based on interpretation is essential.

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 16 December 2018

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