Project 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 Project 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: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/HESG/22308
Closing Date: 16-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: 10223 - Project Officer 27-11-18.doc (Word, 218KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Erdinc Ozyurek
(03) 7022 1641

Position Details


The primary purpose of the role is to support 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).

To be successful in this role you will be client focused and can be relied on for your strong influencing, diagnosing and decision making skills. Your capacity to establish and maintain productive and consultative relationships will be critical as will the ability to deliver outcomes and drive change in a complex environment.

The successful candidate will have:

• 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.

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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