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South East Marrung Facilitator – 6 Month Position

About the organisation:

The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) is a state-wide community controlled organisation representing Aboriginal students and communities in education across the state. VAEAI works with Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs), across our eight regions in Victoria in order to increase access, participation and positive outcomes for Koorie people in education, training and employment.

VAEAI actively supports the implementation of the state-wide Marrung – Aboriginal Education Plan 2016-2026. Under Marrung, VAEAI is responsible for: 


  • Managing and supporting VAEAI’s internal consultative structures. These structures are key to ensuring Koorie community voices are heard, via the LAECGs, and the Victorian Department of Education (DET) is provided with accurate and timely community perspectives on policy and initiatives at state, regional and local levels.
  • Providing information and advice to the Koorie community. This includes advice and support to the LAECGs, Koorie organisations and Koorie students and their families about Marrung and other education related matters.
  • Providing support to and participating in the Marrung central and regional governance structures. Providing advice to the Department on policy and program development relating to Koorie children and young people across all education sectors,and supporting in the planning and implementation of these structures as appropriate.
  • Supporting the Department of Education and Training. To ensure the Departments initiatives, programs and planning are inclusive of Koorie cultural knowledge and perspectives.


About the role:

The South East Marrung Facilitator will be a key member of VAEAI’s small dynamic Marrung Governance Team.  They 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 VAEAI staff.

Reporting to the Community Engagement and Operations Manager, the South East Marrung Facilitator will be responsible for supporting both Wurreker Brokers and LAECGs to effectively contribute to ensuring community voices and views are heard in the implementation and monitoring of Marrung.

The role requires working in close consultation with a range of internal and external stakeholders to progress local education initiatives, coordinate community responses, and collate feedback to be reported to the VAEAI head office and the Department. The role also includes the provision of high level support to a range of committees, roundtables and forums involved in the implementation of the Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan 2016-2026.

The Marrung Facilitator will be based in South Eastern Victoria

Position Title:     South Eastern Marrung Facilitator

Salary:                   $70,000 –  Vehicle attached to position, Superannuation, Salary Packaging and Leave Entitlements

Tenure:            6 Months

Location:              South Eastern Region (Metro or Regional)

We are looking for an effective advocate and communicator with excellent report writing skills, with a demonstrated knowledge of Koorie culture and communities. The successful applicant will show a good understanding of, and/or a willingness to learn, about the Victorian education and training policy and strategy, and will be able to work confidently with a range of stakeholders including LAECGs and the wider Koorie community, key Koorie organisations and relevant government departments.

Application process:

If you are passionate about making a difference in Koorie education, training and employment and interested in applying for this position, please call Lowana Moore on 0408 416 387 and email your application to hr@vaeai.org.au.

 Applications close on Monday 9th August 2021. Please ensure your application addresses the selection criteria and includes an up to date resume.

SE Marrung Facilitator PD


Programs Manager, Early Years and School Education
  • Full time, 12 months fixed term (may be extended subject to funding)
  • $80,000 + super + car (Salary packaging also available)
  • Contribute to Koorie success in education and training
  • Family friendly workplace
  • Support for study/ training

The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) is a state-wide community-based organisation representing Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs), across eight regions in Victoria.  We aim to increase access, participation and positive outcomes for Koorie people in education, training and employment.


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 and higher education.  VAEAI, is the principal partner to the Victorian Department of Education and Training, participating in the co-design and supporting the implementation of Marrung.


The Manager, Early Years and Schools is a newly created position in VAEAI.  The Manager is responsible for contributing to the ongoing development and monitoring of the implementation and outcomes of State and Commonwealth government strategies and programs in Early Years and School Education as they relate to Koorie learners and families.  Reporting to the Executive Manager, Policy and Programs and leading a team of experts in Koorie participation and outcomes in early years and school education, you will play a critical role in ensuring alignment of VAEAI efforts with VAEAI’s goals and the priorities of the Marrung Education Plan.   

You will have an in-depth knowledge of policies, strategies and priorities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and the key issues which impact Koorie engagement and outcomes.  Committed to making a difference Koorie education, you will have demonstrated skills in strategic leadership and change management as well as experience in program management, including planning, implementation, monitoring/ reporting and review.  You will also need exceptional skills in communicating and managing relationships with stakeholders including LAECGs and the Koorie community and funding bodies and policy makers.



For more information about the position please call Neville Atkinson, Executive Manager Programs and Policy on (03) 9481 0800.

Applications close on  Monday, 8th February 2021.  Please ensure your application addresses the first 4 selection criteria (4.1 to 4.4) and includes an up to date resume.  All applications should be sent via email to hr@vaeai.org.au.


Please Note:

The position is located at 144 Westbourne Grove, Northcote, Victoria.  During COVID-19 restrictions the successful applicant will be required to work from home.


The successful applicant is expected to obtain and maintain a Working With Children Check.


In line with special measure provisions in Section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act (2010) VAEAI will only be accepting applications for this position from people who identify as Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander.

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