Senior Program Officer (Early Years)

Senior Program Officer (Early Years) - Full time/Ongoing
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Early Childhood
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/VCAA/20014155
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Program Officer (Early Years).doc (Word, 230KB)
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Contact: Mary Holwell
(03) 9059 5133

Position Details

Senior Program Officer (Early Years) - Full time/Ongoing

This new and exciting role in the Early Years Unit (EYU) of Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority is to further support ongoing early childhood reform in Victoria.

The EYU is looking for a dynamic, committed professional with demonstrated experience in early childhood or primary education, able to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders both internal and external to the VCAA.

You will need excellent communication skills, be able to engage with diverse stakeholders and have the confidence to deliver presentations.

You will be part of a high performing team and positively impact outcomes for Victoria's youngest children.

The Senior Program Officer role is a new and exciting opportunity in the Early Years Unit at VCAA.

The Senior Program Officer role has responsibilities directed at further supporting and consolidating the implementation of the VEYLDF amongst all professionals working with children from birth to eight years of age. The role has a strong focus on managing multiple projects that deliver resources that translate contemporary early childhood theory and Victorian Government policy into practice and that demonstrate high quality pedagogical decision making. This will involve engaging with early childhood stakeholders to understand their needs and to support targeted resource development.

Subsequent to the development of resources, the Senior Program Officer has a significant role to play in developing and delivering professional learning to promote uptake of the resources by early childhood professionals.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions. Candiates are required to address the key selection criteria.

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 08 December 2022.

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