Project Manager, Assessment

The occupant of this role is responsible for the delivery of key assessment projects and providing expert advice on English and literacy assessment to support the work of the Assessment Programs Unit. The Assessment Programs Unit within the VCAA manages the implementation of the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for all schools and school sectors in Victoria. In addition, the Unit also manages the development and delivery of a range of assessments, including online assessments. The position will be based at the VCAA Assessment Centre in Coburg.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DET/VCAA/20003642A
Closing Date: 20-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 9724 - Senior Project Officer Literacy Assessment 29-08-18 Approved.doc (Word, 225KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Cathy Boldiston
9225 2367

Position Details


The role of the Senior Project Officer, Literacy Assessment is to provide expert advice on English and literacy assessment to support the work of the Assessment Programs Unit. Responsibilities for this position include:


  • • Developing and reviewing test content for Victorian (e.g. On Demand, General Achievement Test) and National assessment programs (e.g. National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy).
  • • Leading the development and implementation of marker training for scoring of assessments (e.g. NAPLAN writing in Victoria, General Achievement Test ), associated quality assurance processes, as well as overseeing marking operations.
  • • Representing the VCAA in national forums regarding literacy assessment (e.g. NAPLAN)


• Providing expert advice regarding the design and structure of new and existing assessments in the context of the Victorian Curriculum, focusing on English.

The role will require high-level interpersonal and communication skills and is an excellent opportunity to apply your skills in teaching and assessment to help shape a range of important programs for the VCAA.

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

Applications close 20 September 2018

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