Education Services Manager, Malaysia

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Job Details
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Department: Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Sales / Business Development
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Overseas
Closing Date: 18-Jul-2024
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: LES Position Description - Education Services Manager Malaysia - FINAL.docx (Word, 187KB)

Contact: Belinda Rimbo

Position Details

  • Do you want to make a real contribution to the success of the State of Victoria internationally?
  • Are you looking to work collaboratively in a dynamic cross-cultural environment?
  • Do you have demonstrated experience in international education and business development in Malaysia?

About the Role

  • Classification: Locally Engaged Staff (LES)
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
  • Work Location: Victorian Government Trade & Investment (VGTI) office, Kuala Lumpur
  • Employment Type: Fixed Term (2 Years)

A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced professional with a background in international education, business development, and relationship management, together with a detailed understanding of the global business environment particularly it relates to Malaysia, ideally also Thailand, and Victoria, Australia, to join the Victorian Government Trade & Investment (VGTI) network.

Reporting to the Education lead for Victoria to Southeast Asia, the successful applicant will have strong knowledge of the cultural, economic, and political environment in Malaysia and in-depth knowledge of the Australian education system. They will support program development for the Study Melbourne Hub, represent the Victorian government to a range of senior stakeholders, and develop strategic and nuanced approaches to business development for education within the region.

Ability to communicate in Malay is highly desirable. The successful applicant will be required to travel to Thailand and Victoria, and occasionally other countries within Southeast Asia.

Successful Candidate
The successful candidate will possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including high level representation and stakeholder management experience.
  • Strong understanding of the Australian education and training system, and of the cultural, economic, and political issues that impact education within Malaysia and the region particularly Thailand.
  • Experience in business development and project management, including the ability to identify and facilitate commercial opportunities for Victorian education providers.
  • Ability to present at a senior level, including negotiation, securing outcomes, and developing high level reports.

The successful candidate for this locally engaged position will be responsible for all arrangements in relation to relocation expenses (if applicable), their accommodation and day-to-day living expenses.

We offer a competitive package of benefits. The position includes the opportunity to undertake international travel to Australia and within Southeast Asia. We are committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal and professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life. Training and development programs are also encouraged.

Employment Eligibility
Applicants must be a citizen, Permanent Resident or qualify for a valid work permit or visa for Malaysia.

The successful applicant will be subject to extensive background checks, including through relevant law enforcement authorities.

The department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including veterans and people who have a disability, and people from varied cultural backgrounds.

Contact Information
Further information regarding this opportunity can be obtained from Belinda Rimbo, via email:

To be considered for this position applications must be submitted via the Victorian Government Careers portal (click 'Apply Now' below) and must contain:

  1. A statement addressing each of the numbered key selection criteria outlined in the position description, AND
  2. A current curriculum vitae listing relevant qualifications and/or registrations, details of employment history and relevant skills.

Applications close at midnight on 18 July 2024 (AEST). If you experience any difficulty in lodging your application online, please email

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