Research Officer

The key responsibilities of this position are to provide analysis and insights to support Victorian government workforce development priorities, skills needs and skill shortage analysis; develop data insights products to support the Victorian Skills Plan, including spatial mapping and dashboard tools and products; and undertake complex analysis of a range of datasets.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Research
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/VIT/20013442A
Closing Date: 31-Mar-2023
Salary Range: $73,842 - $89,661
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: AI_VSP_Research Officer VPS3 (1).docx (Word, 454KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Erwin Lagura

Position Details

Do you have a strong background in turning data and evidence into actionable insights?

If so, the Victorian Skills Authority (VSA), an Administrative Office of the Education and Training portfolio, is currently seeking a Research Officer as part of the Skills Plan Unit, responsible for developing and delivering the annual Victorian Skills Plan.

The Victorian Skills Plan will set out training needs both for local communities and industries, for the year ahead and beyond and include a focus on the state's areas of economic growth. It will help decision-makers understand broad workforce trends, challenges and opportunities.

Candidates for this position will need to demonstrate strong technical skills, and ideally, a background in economic and labour market analysis. An understanding of the Victorian labour market, and the importance of skills and training in meeting both economic and social outcomes would also be desirable.

In return, you will be part of a new and exciting program of work that aims to help more Victorians get the training they need to find work and for employers to get the skilled workforce they need.

To be considered, you will need to submit both your resume and a two-three page covering letter that outlines your skills and experience against each of the key selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.

For further information, you can also contact Erwin Lagura- Manager, Skills Plan Unit, on 03 7022 2369.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description. Please refer to this website to check for your eligibility for this role:

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 31 March 2023.

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