Kindergarten Improvement Advisor

The main purpose of this role is to advise, support and build the capacity of funded kindergarten services to plan the best use of School Readiness Funding. The Kindergarten Improvement Advisor will collaborate with funded kindergarten services to choose evidence based strategies to ensure School Readiness Funding is directed towards priority outcomes.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Early Childhood
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/20004567
Closing Date: 07-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: KIA_Job_Description_Kindergarten_Improvement_Advisor 24.1.23.doc (Word, 242KB)
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Contact: Sharryn Clarke
0499 818 169

Position Details

Fixed Term - Full Time postion.

An exciting opportunity is available to join a high functioning Early Childhood Improvement Branch (ECIB) team in the Southern Melbourne Area as a VPS5 Kindergarten Improvement Advisor (KIA).

The role of the KIA is to advise, support and build the capacity of funded kindergarten services across Southern Melbourne Area (Casey, Cardinia and Dandenong) to continuously improve service quality.

The role will provide specialist advice on change management and quality pedagogical practices, and influence practices through evidence-based strategies.

(The successful applicant) You will consult, liaise with and influence key stakeholders, find innovative solutions to resolve their issues, and apply extensive knowledge of the early childhood sector and the local community to inform decisions and advice to stakeholders.

The role requires leadership skills, well developed problem-solving and stakeholder management skills. The ability to form strong relationships and networks with early childhood providers is essential.

The Southern Melbourne ECIB team comprises of an Early Childhood Improvement Branch Manager, Kindergarten Improvement Advisors, Early Childhood and Performance and Planning Advisors, Early Childhood Funding Advisor, and an Early Childhood Support Officer. The role will be supported by the ECIB team and the broader SEVR ECIB branches with opportunities to network with colleagues.

The role is in Southern Melbourne Area, with the office located in Dandenong.

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

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: and

Applications close Midnight Tuesday 7th February 2023. 

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