Assistant Instructor

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/E20044948
Closing Date: 16-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $74,580 - $90,558
Job Duration: Until 30.09.2026
Attachments: 1. Position Description - C3584.docx (Word, 698KB)


2. Application Form.docx (Word, 630KB)


Contact: Acting Inspector Miranda Savory
(03) 8533 1448 or miranda.savory@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:

The Conducted Energy Device (CED) Program is equipping frontline police and protective service officers (PSOs) with CEDs through a state-wide deployment over a 3-year period. Within the project, a Training Stream is responsible for the coordination and delivery of training to staff across the state.

VPS3 assistant instructors are sought to work alongside police instructors in delivering both classroom and practical/technical CED training to frontline members. Multiple positions are available at the Victoria Police Academy, Craigieburn and Waurn Ponds.

VPS3 assistant instructors will be responsible for ensuring safety requirements are upheld during the training sessions and to support police instructors in delivering dynamic training. These positions will be diverse, require flexibility and are likely to undertake a wide variety of administrative and project support work in addition to the assistant instructor and safety officer duties.

A good general fitness level is required for scenarios and practical role-playing activities.

VPS3 assistant instructors will also perform safety officer roles for Foundation Training and/or sworn Bi-Annual Operational Safety and Tactics Training (OSTT).

Please note that shift work will be required with AM/PM shift start times (no night shift). Some weekend and public holiday work will be required dependent on rostering requirements. You may be required to deliver training at alternative training venues. Some intrastate travel between training venues will be required.

Upon commencement, successful applicants will undergo four (4) weeks of orientation/onboarding and an intensive training induction program, based at the Police Academy in Glen Waverley. This training will be conducted Monday to Friday and is expected to commence from 19th August 2024. This will cover both CED instruction and safety officer training.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Delivering training and supporting police instructors in the presentation of lessons on prepared topics in accordance with course objectives.
  • Role playing for scenarios.
  • Monitoring and assessment of training activities against clear criteria.
  • Setting up equipment and areas for training.
  • Packing up and storage of equipment after training.
  • Actively monitoring safety during training.
  • Updating qualification records.
  • Providing a range of administrative, clerical and support to the CED Program, operational safety units, and People Development Command (PDC), as required.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • A good general fitness level.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal.
  • Robustness, agility, and effective multitasking capability.
  • Initiative in identifying issues and solutions around training delivery and the promotion of safety in the workplace.
  • High ethical and professional behaviour both on and off duty, including professional behaviour, language and boundaries with course participants.
  • Above standard work ethic and personal discipline.
  • Experience in an education or training environment would be highly regarded, but not essential.
  • Qualifications in training, safety, and/or education would be highly regarded, but not essential.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Eight (8) x full-time, fixed term positions until 30 September 2026. These positions are located at Victoria Police Academy, 1 View Mount Road, Glen Waverley 3150.
  • Eleven (11) x full-time, fixed term positions until 30 September 2026. These positions are located at the Craigieburn Operational Safety Unit, 77 Rushwood Drive, Craigieburn 3064.
  • One (1) x full-time, fixed term position until 30 September 2026. This position is located at Waurn Ponds Police Station, 13 Rossack Drive, Waurn Ponds 3216.
  • These positions require shift work as indicated in the Position Description (as attached to the advertisement).
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • Holder of a current Victorian Drivers Licence or interstate equivalent.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, 16th April 2024.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government Careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact: Acting Inspector Miranda Savory on (03) 8533 1448 or miranda.savory@police.vic.gov.au.

We welcome applications from people with disability. If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8082.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps


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