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Current Job Opportunities
South-Western Wurreker Broker
- Full-time, 12 months fixed term (may be extended subject to funding)
- $63,000 + super + car (Salary packaging also available)
- Contribute to making positive change in education and training systems to improve Koorie success in education and training
- Family friendly workplace
- Support for your own participation in study/ training
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 South-Western Wurreker Broker position focuses on the ongoing functions and operations of the Wurreker Strategy and Marrung Education Plan governance arrangements in the South-Western region of Victorian (Geelong to South Australian border).
It is expected that the successful applicants will have a sound knowledge of Koorie culture, have established local community, government and training and education networks and an understanding of the issues that affect Koorie people, particularly in education and training. High levels of stakeholder relationship management, written and oral communication skills and report writing capability and are also required.
HOW TO APPLY
For more information on the position please call Phil Murray, Manager Wurreker Strategy and Higher Education or Neville Atkinson, Executive Manager Programs and Policy on (03) 9481 0800.
Applications close on Monday 8th February 2021. Please ensure your application addresses the selection criteria and includes an up to date resume. All applications should be sent via email to email@example.com.
In line with special provision in Section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act (2010) VAEAI will only be accepting applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Position Description Below:
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.
HOW TO APPLY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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