VET Executive Officer

Darwin, Australia
07 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Advertising Template:

  • Continuing full-time appointment
  • Salary HEW 10 Level $111,029 to $123,224
  • Plus 17 percent superannuation and 6 weeks annual leave
  • Casuarina Campus

Apply your knowledge of Australian tertiary education and training sector policy and operational frameworks and requirements to the University.

The Charles Darwin University (CDU) Vocational Education and Training (VET) Faculty is responsible for the planning, delivery and reporting of government subsidised and fee for service training and assessment to approximately 14,000 students across the Northern Territory. 

Critical to this is compliance with the National VET Quality Framework to deliver accredited training to school students, Indigenous Territorians, job seekers, apprentices, trainees and existing workers as well as productive partnerships with industry and other key stakeholders to increase successful VET participation and outcomes. The VET Schools provide high quality training to support industry, business and individuals located at campuses, delivery hubs, workplaces and remote communities across the Northern Territory. 

As the Executive Officer you are a member of the VET Executive Group with responsibility for establishing the VET Executive services function and providing high level policy analysis, advice and strategic project management support to the Pro Vice-Chancellor VET and Executive. This includes communicating the impact of education policies and regulatory changes that are likely to impact on the VET strategic plan.

You are also the principle liaison point for overseeing effective integration of new VET arrangements including change management processes and Faculty strategic projects. Using your effective communication skills, you will develop strong relationships with internal stakeholders and liaise with CDU’s Office of Media and Communications to ensure regular reporting of VET Faculty achievements on CDU and other relevant websites. 

To be successful you require a post graduate qualification with proven education leadership and management expertise, coupled with demonstrated knowledge and experience of Federal and State/Territory tertiary education and training policy settings and regulatory frameworks. 

Essential to the role are your high-level interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and your ability to design and manage strategic projects, undertake complex research and analysis, and liaise with senior management, peers, and internal and external stakeholders.

For more information on this key role, please contact Joan Jones, Executive Assistant to the PVC, on 08 8946 6134 or via email

Closing date 5 pm Friday 23 March

Statement of Claim:

It is a requirement of this selection process that applicants provide a Current Resume / CV, a Statement of Claim addressing the Selection Competencies as listed in the Position Profile.

CDU Diversity Statement:

Charles Darwin University embraces diversity and the innovative ideas, perspectives and experiences our diverse workforce contributes. As a leading employer within the Northern Territory, Charles Darwin University is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to achieve their career aspirations. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.