Koori Cultural Awareness Training Officer

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email recruitment@justice.vic.gov.au

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/_DJ7421
Closing Date: 26-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description DJ7421 KCAT Officer.doc (Word, 863KB)
Job Specification

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)


Contact: Julian King on (03) 8684 0113
Gavin Somers on (03) 8684 1753

Position Details

  • Directly contribute towards the organisation's understanding of Koori cultures
  • Work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff across the department and community
  • Ongoing, full-time position based in Melbourne CBD

About us

People and Culture's Learning and Development Team is responsible for four areas of learning and development activities in the Department of Justice and Regulation (DJR) – Corporate, Corrections Victoria, learning and performance systems and accredited training via the DJR Registered Training Organisation.

About the role

Our team is seeking an enthusiastic learning and development professional to manage and deliver the department's Koori cultural awareness training.

This role has broad responsibilities, including the design and delivery of the department's in-house Koori cultural awareness training, working collaboratively with Victorian Koori communities and providing educational advice on a range of projects relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues and culture.

Guided by the department's Koori Cultural Respect Framework and Koori Inclusion Action Plan, this role provides a great opportunity to be part of an innovative program which directly increases understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture across a large organisation.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Koori community, both society and culture, and the issues impacting on it
  • the ability to train and educate staff on cultural matters
  • a proven ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Koori community
  • excellent interpersonal, presentation and organisational skills.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats. 

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.


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