Principal Investigation Advisor

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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Department: Victorian Disability Worker Commission
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/637312A
Closing Date: 06-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473
Job Duration: up to 30.Oct.2022
Attachments: 2021-11-22 Pd 637312 Principal Investigation Advisor .docx (Word, 63KB)
Job Specification

2021-11-22 Pd 637312 Principal Investigation Advisor .pdf (PDF, 76KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Maggie Whitmore

Position Details


  • Do you have demonstrated experience ensuring compliance with a range of legislative requirements and guidelines?
  • Maintaining and influencing effective stakeholder relationships is key to this role
  • Can you write reports and briefings on highly complex issues to a range of audiences?

An exciting opportunity exists for a Principal Investigation Advisor on a fixed-term basis in Complaints, Investigations and Compliance unit.

The Victorian Disability Worker Commission (Commission) is a new independent, statutory body responsible for the administration of the Disability Service Safeguards Act 2018, which involves the regulation of all disability workers in Victoria.The Commission supports the Disability Worker Registration Board of Victoria and the Victorian Disability Worker Commissioner.The Victorian Disability Worker Commissioner is the head of the Commission. The Commissioner oversees the actions, behaviours and activities of unregistered disability workers and deals with complaints about all Victorian disability workers (registered and unregistered). The Disability Worker Registration Board of Victoria registers disability workers who meet certain standards and answers complaints about registered disability workers. It also accredits study programs for disability workers.The Commission is seeking to attract people who will build an organisational culture that values people with disability and champions their rights to safe high-quality services, community participation and inclusion.

Reporting to the Manager, Complaints, Investigations and Compliance, Principal Investigation Advisor will strengthen and streamline processes to consolidate the investigation procedures within the Commission Leading, conducting and coordinating resources for complex investigations about Victorian disability workers in accordance with the Disability Service Safeguards Act 2018 (Vic) (the Act). This position will support the Manager Complaints, Investigations and Compliance in the oversight of investigation processes and provide recommendations to the Victorian Disability Worker Commissioner (the Commissioner) and the Disability Worker Registration Board of Victoria (the Board) to support the execution of their legislated functions and powers.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services. 

A tertiary qualifications or training in investigations, law enforcement, law or related discipline. For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria and qualification requirements for the role please refer to the Position Description attached.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19)  based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH and FSV COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy.docx (

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.  

For further information please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

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