Executive Director VET Strategy and Operations

Darwin, Australia
07 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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  • 5 year Fixed-term appointment
  • Competitive salary package and relocation assistance
  • Casuarina Campus

Executive Director VET Strategy and Operations

  • Drive the strategic agenda and deliver successful outcomes
  • Exciting leadership opportunity

A 2017 finalist at the prestigious Australian Training Awards, Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Faculty of Vocational Education and Training (VET) delivers more than 160 qualifications to over 14,000 students through online, blended and face-to-face modes of learning, at campuses in Darwin, Casuarina, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Nhulunbuy. Accomplished in the delivery of services across regional, remote and very remote regions of the Northern Territory to diverse, Indigenous, multi-cultural and mainstream communities, CDU is committed to working with industry, creating purpose built courses to meet local needs, and being an integral part of the Northern Territory’s economic and social development agenda.

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor Vocational Education and Training, the Executive Director VET Strategy Operations (ED VET SO) will make a significant contribution to the strategic leadership and management of the VET Faculty, ensuring that CDU’s VET profile is aligned to the needs of the Northern Territory, respective Australian Governments, and business and industry. The ED VET SO will work proactively with CDU’s core business areas to optimise competitive student and customer focused processes, programs and systems, and to ensure the provision of accurate data to support business performance and effective decision making.

This rare opportunity will suit professionals with highly-respected leadership competencies, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, business acumen, and demonstrated management experience, honed in a large vocational education, or similar, institution.

The ED VET SO will demonstrate a proven record of delivering outcomes in a vibrant, service focused organisation and be recognised for their use of initiative, creativity and innovation in work practices. Prior experience in strategically managing human resources, physical and financial resources, and resolving complex problems, including organisational change, is critical to success, whilst a relevant tertiary qualification in management or a related discipline would be highly regarded.

Applications to be submitted by email to:


For a confidential discussion please contact Mr Paul Hill 61 407 766 756 at Odgers Berndtson.

Applications close: 5 pm, Monday 15 January 2018.