Senior Project Officer

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly self-motivated team player to assess, report on and provide recommendations on audits and reviews conducted at Registered Training Organisations, who receive State Government funding under the Skills First initiative. The successful applicant will be able to review, enhance and create briefs relating to audit and review activity, assist in the development of new programs and possess sound written and verbal communication as well as data and analytical skills.
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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/HESG/26932
Closing Date: 01-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: up until 30/06/2018
Attachments: 6932 - Senior Project Officer - Provider Performance Assurance - Targeted Investigations 15-02-17.doc (Word, 172KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rick White
(03) 9907 6625

Position Details


Based in the Training Market Quality (TMQ) Division of the Higher Education and Skills Group, the role of Senior Project Officer is to work as part of a team overseeing aspects of the compliance of over 500 contracted training providers delivering government subsidised vocational education and training.

TMQ seeks to ensure that the public funding provided to Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) on behalf of Victorian students gives those students the best chance of getting a job or pursuing further education and allows them to more fully participate in society.

TMQ leverages the significant public investment in training and the VET Contract to encourage a subsidised training market in which students are able to choose from a range of training providers delivering high quality training in line with Victorian Government expectations and national regulatory standards.

As a result of the Skills First reforms and the Government’s Response to the Review of Quality Assurance in Victoria’s VET System (the Quality Review), TMQ has broadened its focus to quality assurance alongside funding and assurance, contractual compliance and integrity of provider.

Each year, a suite of compliance activities for maintaining the compliance performance of training providers are performed by the Division as part of the Department's Victorian Training Guarantee Compliance Framework. These activities include: setting standards of performance through the funding contract; monitoring training provider behaviour and contract performance; detecting and investigating emerging risks and issues; managing complaints; auditing to detect non-compliance; and action to manage and impose sanctions in more complex cases of non-compliance.

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 1 March 2017

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