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VAEAI is the peak body for Koorie education and training in Victoria, providing policy advice to the State Government. VAEAI is a state-wide community-based organisation comprised of 30 Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs), across eight regions in Victoria. LAECGs are the primary source of local advice on education and training matters and participate as equal partners in the planning, development, operation, monitoring and evaluation of education, training and employment programs across at the local level.

In 2016 the Victorian Government together with VAEAI launched the Marrung – Aboriginal Education Plan 2016 – 2026 to improve early childhood, school education, higher education and training outcomes for Koorie people in Victoria.

A key action of Marrung is to make ongoing and high-quality cultural awareness training available for service leaders and practitioners in the early childhood, school and training sectors to improve cultural inclusivity in these learning environments. Cultural Understanding and Safety Training has been developed by DET in partnership with VAEAI and is being steadily delivered across all schools in Victoria. Within this half-day training session, which is mandated for every state school, LAECG representatives facilitate a module on Aboriginal Communities Today to provide a local Koorie cultural perspective to the training for each school.

The Cultural Understanding Safety and Training Facilitator will focus on supporting the efforts of VAEAI and the LAECGs to improve the culturally inclusive practices of educators and other relevant staff in the public school system. The position provides support to LAECG Chairs and members to develop local content and build the skills and confidence necessary to deliver the module Aboriginal Communities Today in the CUST program delivered to schools within their regions

The CUST Facilitator will be based at the VAEAI Office, 144 Westbourne Grove Northcote

Position Title: Cultural Understanding Safety & Training Facilitator 
Salary: $70,000 – Vehicle attached to position, Salary Packaging Options and Superannuation 
Tenure: Fixed Term – 7 Months 
Location: VAEAI, 144 Westbourne Grove, Northcote

It is expected that the successful applicant will have a sound knowledge of Koorie culture, have established local networks and an understanding of the issues that affect Koorie people, particularly in education and training. High levels of written and oral communication skills are also required.

Extended | Applications Close 19th of August 2019

Please send your application including your resume and address to the selection criteria outlined in the position description below to hr@vaeai.org.au

CUST Facilitator Position Description (PDF, 299.5 KB, )

For a further information regarding the position, please contact April Clarke, Marrung Team Leader on P: 03 9481 0800


Only Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply 

VAEAI is the peak body for Koorie education and training in Victoria, providing policy advice to the State Government. VAEAI is a state-wide community-based organisation comprised of 30 Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs), across eight regions in Victoria. 

VAEAI in partnership with the Koorie Outcomes Division, Department of Education and Training, is responsible for the delivery of the Wurreker Strategy (launched in 2001) to enhance education and training opportunities and create real pathways to employment for Koorie people through TAFE, Learn Local and other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

The Wurreker Strategy ensures that training is consistent with Koorie community identified needs, links training to employment opportunities and empowers LAECGs and Koorie people in the planning and endorsement of training available through post-compulsory education providers.

In 2016 Marrung – Aboriginal Education Plan 2016 – 2026 was launched setting out a blueprint for Koorie learners across the life course, from early childhood through to schooling, and vocational education and training (including higher education). 

The Wurreker Strategy continues to be a key enabling Koorie strategy for the Government to deliver on its education and training agenda (The Education State), Marrung and Skills First, specifically the goals relating to the vocational education and training sector (VET).The Metropolitan Wurreker Broker position focuses on the ongoing functions and operations of the Wurreker Strategy in Metropolitan Melbourne.

The Wurreker Broker will be based at the VAEAI Office, 144 Westbourne Grove Northcote

Position Title: Metropolitan Wurreker Broker 
Salary: $65,000 – Vehicle attached to position, Salary Packaging Options and 5 weeks leave 
Tenure: 12 months – ongoing 
Location: VAEAI, 144 Westbourne Grove, Northcote

It is expected that the successful applicant will have a sound knowledge of Koorie culture, have established local networks and an understanding of the issues that affect Koorie people, particularly in education and training. High levels of written and oral communication skills are also required.

Only Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply

Applications extended 

For a detailed Position Description please contact Phil Murray, Wurreker Strategy Coordinator: 
P: 03 9481 0800 or email: hr@vaeai.org.au

Only Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply

VAEAI is a State-wide community based organisation representing Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs), across eight regions in Victoria. LAECGs are the primary source of local advice on education and training matters and participate as equal partners in the planning, development, operation, monitoring and evaluation of education, training and employment programs across Victoria.

VAEAI in partnership with the Koorie Outcomes Division, Department of Education and Training, is responsible for the delivery of the Wurreker Strategy to enhance education and training opportunities and create real pathways to employment for Koorie people through TAFE, ACE, other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and higher education institutions.

The Wurreker Strategy ensures that training is consistent with Koorie community identified needs, links training to employment opportunities and empowers LAECGs and Koorie people in their role in the planning and endorsement of training available through post-compulsory education providers.

In 2016 Marrung – Aboriginal Education Plan 2016 – 2026 was launched setting out a blueprint for Koorie learners across the life course, from early childhood through to schooling, and vocational education and training (including higher education).  The Wurreker Strategy continues to be a key enabling Koorie strategy for the Government to deliver on its education and training agenda.

The Central Highlands Wimmera Wurreker Broker position focuses on supporting the LAECGs to participate in all aspects of Marrung’s governance and consultative structures, working with and assisting post-compulsory education training providers and other key stakeholders to engage with and support Koorie learners, and facilitate pathways and transitions between education, training and employment.

Expressions of Interest for the position of Central Highlands Wimmera Wurreker Broker are being sought. It is expected that the successful applicant will have a sound knowledge of Koorie culture in the State of Victoria, have established local networks in the region and an understanding of the issues that affect Koorie people, particularly in education and training.

High levels of written and oral communication skills are also required. This position is available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people only.

Expressions of Interest (including a resume) will be accepted up until Monday 26th August 2019. 

Download a detailed position description here. 

Central Highlands Wimmera – Wurreker Broker Position Description (August 2019) (PDF, 334.1 KB, )

Enquiries about the position should be made to Phil Murray, Wurreker Coordinator:  phone 9481 0800 or phil@vaeai.org.au.  Expressions of Interest should be submitted to hr@vaeai.org.au.

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