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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 at the local level.

North West Marrung Facilitator

In 2016 the Victorian Government together with VAEAI launched the Marrung – Aboriginal Education Plan 2016 – 2026 to improve early childhood, school education, and higher education and training outcomes for Koorie people in Victoria. Marrung sets out the blueprint for Koorie learners across the life course from early childhood through to schools, and vocational education and training (including higher education). VAEAI, is the principal partner to the Victorian Department of Education and Training, in co-design and supporting the implementation of Marrung.

The Marrung Facilitator will play a key role in VAEAI’s efforts to support the implementation
of Marrung by focusing on facilitating, coordinating and supporting Marrung related activities
undertaken by the LAECGs and throughout VAEAI operations.

Marrung Facilitator Responsibilities

  • Developing and supporting an overall framework to guide VAEAI staff and the LAECGs
    in the oversight and delivery of Marrung related activities, initiatives and events.
  • Providing regular information and advice to LAECGs on education policy, programs,
    planning and structures relevant to Marrung.
  • Ensuring there is systematic planning and consistent approaches to the running of
    Koorie Education Roundtables and Regional Partnership Forums across all regions in
    Victoria.
  • Developing and distributing materials and resources to support the LAECGs to
    effectively provide leadership to and participate in Roundtable and Partnership Forum
    discussions.
  • Supporting the LAECG Chairpersons (with the support of VAEAI Wurreker Brokers) to
    plan, chair and capture outcomes from the regional or sub-regional Koorie Education
    Roundtables.

Please view the full list of Key Accountabilities in the Position Description.

 

Application process
If you are passionate about making a difference in Koorie education, training and employment and interested in applying for this position, email your application to hr@vaeai.org.au

Applications close on Friday 27th May 2022 COB.
Please ensure your application addresses the selection criteria and includes an up to date resume.

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Goulburn Valley Wurreker Broker

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, ACE, 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 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). From January 2017 the Victorian Government also began to restructure Victoria’s training and TAFE system. Skills First aims to ensure Victoria’s training and TAFE system is better
managed and delivers programs that lead to jobs.

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 Wurreker Regional Broker positions are located in the eight VAEAI regions across Victoria.

Key Accountabilities 

 

  • Consult with LAECGs and liaise with Koorie community organisations, TAFE
    Institutions (Koorie Advisory Committees, Koorie Unit Managers and Koorie Liaison
    Officers), RTOs and Learn Locals to assist in identifying community needs in relation
    to relevant post-compulsory education programs and services for Koorie learners.
  • Provide expert advice to key stakeholders including CEOs and senior managers of
    employer bodies, corporations and local government in relation to the implementation of key Koorie education, training and employment strategies particularly Wurreker and Marrung.
  • Assist LAECGs to influence and participate in strategic and policy decision making which impacts Koorie participation and outcomes in education, training and employment.
  • Broker strong and sustainable relationships and collaborations between training providers, industry, employers and other relevant stakeholders to facilitate the development of training and employment strategies and programs which are
    responsive to Koorie student and community needs and aspirations and aligned to industries where skills are in demand.
  •   Identify, share and promote models of “best practice” that clearly demonstrate
    training and employment pathways and positive outcomes for Koorie people.
 

Please view the full list of Key Accountabilities in the Position Description.

 

Application process
If you are passionate about making a difference in Koorie education, training and employment and interested in applying for this position, email your application to hr@vaeai.org.au

Applications close on Monday 23rd May 2022 COB.
Please ensure your application addresses the selection criteria and includes an up to date resume.

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Workforce Development Officer

Salary: $90-105,000 (plus superannuation and salary
packaging) 

The Workforce Development/ Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for providing
specialist advice to the Executive Leadership Team in relation to workforce development across VAEAI. S/he will lead an inclusive and collaborative project to develop and oversee the VAEAI Position Description – Workforce Development / Capacity Building Officer February 2022 implementation of a workforce strategy with a focus on building both the capacity and capability of VAEAI to meet current and future demands and achieve VAEAI’s goals.

Role Responsibilities

  • Review all roles within VAEAI and work with the Executive Team and Business Services Support Coordinator to update VAEAI’s Competency Framework ensuring it complements and is aligned with VAEAI’s strategic goals and VAEAI’s Remuneration Framework.
  • Undertake/ refine VAEAI’s skills/ competencies audit and identify skills/ competency gaps at an individual, team and organisational level.
  •  Develop and implement an organisation-wide workforce development strategy including strategies for upskilling existing staff, building leadership capability, succession planning, recruitment and retention.
  • Identify and work with the Executive Leadership Team to engage appropriate training
    providers to deliver and support the training of staff.
  • Oversee and coordinate organisation and team-based training and development
    programs.
  • Support Managers to assess individual skills and capabilities and develop individual
    learning and development plans aligned to VAEAI’s remuneration Framework.
  • Identify HR practices, policies and procedures that may need development or
    improvement to support the Workforce Development Strategy, working with the
    Executive Leadership Team and Business Services Support Coordinator to address gaps.
  • At the completion of the project, provide recommendations to the Executive Leadership
    Team on the future workforce development needs of the organisation and how they could
    be addressed.

Application process
If you are passionate about making a difference in Koorie education, training and employment and interested in applying for this position, email your application to lowana@vaeai.org.au.

Applications are to be submitted by Monday 13th May 2022 COB.
Please ensure your application includes your address of the selection criteria and an up to date resume.

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Data & Research Officer

  • Salary: $90-105,000 (plus superannuation and salary packaging).

Working in VAEAI’s Policy Team the Data and Research Officer plays a pivotal role in reviewing and making improvements to the ways in which VAEAI obtains, manages and analyses data to inform advocacy priorities and policy and program development and enhancements. This position will:

  • Identify data and research relevant to Koorie education and training.
  • Make recommendations on data sets to be obtained, created and analysed by VAEAI.
  • Analyse and interpret data and research to enhance the use of evidence to inform VAEAI
    Senior Management on policy and strategic issues of importance to Koorie education and
    training.
 
Accountabilities:
  • Identify, acquire, clean, process and transform data from different sources.
  • Combine, analyse and interpret economic and social data to reveal trends, patterns and insights.
  • Communicate research findings in simple and engaging ways, including by creating easy-to-understand data presentations (e.g. charts, graphs, maps, infographics) and interactive visualisations.
  • Self-generate ideas about how to use data and research creatively to tell a story.
  • Ensure the timely management and completion of research and information projects in accordance with priorities established by VAEAI.
  • Work collaboratively with VAEAI policy and program staff to identify opportunities to strengthen policy development and advocacy.
 

Application process
If you are passionate about making a difference in Koorie education, training and employment and interested in applying for this position, email your application to neville@vaeai.org.au.

Applications close on Monday 13th May 2022 COB.
Please ensure your application addresses the selection criteria and includes an up to date resume.
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Early Years & Schools Manager

Salary: $110,000 – $130,000 (Plus Superannuation, Vehicle & Salary Packaging Available).

The Manager, Early Years and Schools is responsible for contributing to the ongoing development and monitoring of the implementation and outcomes of Statewide strategies and programs in Early Years and School Education as they relate to Koorie learners and families, ensuring alignment of VAEAI efforts with the priorities of the Marrung Education Plan and providing direction and support to VAEAI Early Years and Schools Programs staff.

Role Responsibilities

  • Participate in the formulation of Early Years and Schools policy and strategy through working with VAEAI Managers and the Department of Education and Training in the co-design and evaluation of efforts to build the participation and outcomes of Koorie learners.
  • Contribute to the monitoring of Early Years and Schools program implementation and review through representing VAEAI in DET and other funding body/ partner discussions and negotiations.
  • Make a significant contribution to setting and achieving VAEAI’s strategic goals and aspirations in relation to Koorie participation and outcomes in early years and schools.
  • Contribute to and participate in regional, state and national strategic forums and committees which inform thinking and planning related to building the capacity of the early years and schools sector to respond to and support the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners and their families.
  • Oversee and provide direction to all VAEAI Early Years programs including current programs – Workforce Support, Early Years Compacts, School Readiness Program (Department of Education and Training), Koorie Inclusive Practice Development (NIAA), Inclusive Services Program (Community Child Care), MACS support (Department of Skills,
    Education and Employment).
  • Oversee and provide direction to VAEAI’s Schools programs including – supporting families requiring assistance to navigate the system, the annual production of the Year 12 year book, CUST in Community and KAE program support and other projects as required.
  • Work with the Manager Wurreker Strategy and Higher Education to identify strategies and initiatives to improve pathways and transitions for Koorie Learners.
  • Identify opportunities for funding, new initiatives and collaborative projects with key stakeholders involved in providing program and service support to Koorie early years and school learners and their families.
  • Work collaboratively with other VAEAI Managers, Coordinators and the Marrung
    Facilitator team to support VAEAI’s role in Marrung’s governance and review and the achievement of VAEAI’s goals and aspirations.

Please review the Position Description for the full list of responsibilities.

 

Application process
If you are passionate about making a difference in Koorie education, training and employment and interested in applying for this position, email your application to neville@vaeai.org.au.

Applications close on Monday 13th May 2022 COB.
Please ensure your application addresses the selection criteria and includes an up to date resume.
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