Examination Development Manager

An opportunity exists in the VCE Examinations Unit of the VCAA for a highly self-motivated team player to manage the development of a set of VCE examinations. The successful applicant will be one of a team of examination development managers who play a key role in contributing to the Victorian Certificate of Education.
Job Details
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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 - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/VCAA/20008931
Closing Date: 25-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 6823 - Examination Development Manager 20-02-17 V3 doc.docx (Word, 170KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Michelle Humphreys

Position Details

The person appointed to this position will be one of a team of examination development managers who play a key role in the delivery of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). Each examination development manager is accountable for managing the development of a designated set of examinations, but there is also a great deal of collaborative work with other VCAA officers. Examination development managers also need excellent interpersonal skills to establish sound working relationships with dozens of people who they engage to write and review examinations.


Applicants should possess sound knowledge and experience of examination design and VCE assessment practices. The demonstrated capacity to provide authoritative advice to examination writers and reviewers is essential. Much of the work involves the production of text to a very high standard of accuracy, so a liking for meticulous work and excellent written communication skills are essential. Examination development managers need to be able to provide high-level advice on VCE assessment implementation issues.


A demonstrated capacity to manage a team which delivers outcomes within strict time limits will be critical. The VCE examination system is a complex system; successful delivery relies on excellent planning and great attention to detail. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are essential.


Because this work is so dependent on computer systems, experience and skill in working with databases and Microsoft Office applications is essential. The main software packages used on a daily basis are Word, Excel and Outlook; experience of Powerpoint and Microsoft Project would be useful. In addition, the VCAA uses its own software such as SSMS, VASS and APS, so an ability to learn about and to maximise the usefulness of IT systems is integral to this work. 


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 websites:www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close 25 October 2017

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