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Senior Accreditation Officer (Vit5)

Victorian Institute of Teaching - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Do you have strong knowledge of accreditation, and a wide professional network?

Do others respect your expertise and seek your guidance?

Are you a team player with high level communication skills?

If you fit this profile, then you could join the dynamic Accreditation team at the Victorian Institute of Teaching with an exciting and challenging mandate for change. The Senior Accreditation Officer role offers an outstanding career opportunity for a professional who is passionate about using their expertise and leadership to support VIT in its regulation of initial teacher education programs and Victorian teachers.

With expert knowledge and practice, strong professional affiliations and a wide network, the role will ensure VIT continues to regulate for quality teaching through the functions of accreditation.

About you

As an experienced professional, you will have sound and practical knowledge of current regulatory practices and/or the role of accreditation. You will have experience working within a team based environment, a well-developed understanding of the education sector, and ideally a passion for child safety and experience working in accreditation.

You will have strong work ethic combined with a highly organised approach and a proven track record in accreditation. In addition to this, as the successful candidate, you will have:
  • a background in providing specialist advice in a professional regulation context
  • a proven ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

    About us

    VIT offers a supportive, inclusive working environment, plus an attractive remuneration package and flexible work options. Our team of diverse, high performing individuals are talented, supportive and inclusive. Every role within VIT provides for the safety and wellbeing of children; our work enables quality teaching and the best educational outcomes for young Victorians.

    VIT promotes and encourages the Victorian Public sector Employee's Code of Conduct of responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect, leadership and human rights.

    We pride ourselves on allowing our staff to grow to their full potential, by offering new professional challenges and providing career growth opportunities.

    VIT is centrally located at 628 Bourke Street near Southern Cross Station in modern and up to date offices.

    Due to COVID 19 there is a current requirement to work from home and the office. These requirements may change.

    About the role

    Salary range: $98,708 - $109,067 per annum plus 9.5% super

    Be part of a forward-thinking, risk based regulator where ideas and opinions are valued. This role will require you to:

    • Manage the operational and reporting processes for the accreditation of ITE programs using the VIT risk management framework and quality management system. This will include the role of an Executive Officer, guiding and advising the accreditation panel in its assessment of ITE programs and the finalisation of reports for Accreditation Committee.
    • Work within a team-based environment to manage the people and resources associated with matters associated with the accreditation of ITE programs, pathway programs and continuing education programs and related functions of accreditation. Including internal staff and panels, Committee and Accreditation Expert Group members and external stakeholders. Providing expert information and advice to VIT senior managers and other staff as required.
    • Keep informed about ITE program accreditation within and outside Australia and advise the Accreditation Manager and senior management about emerging issues that may impact the work of the accreditation unit.
    • Contribute to the development of internal and external stakeholder engagement strategies and work collegially with external partners and internal team members to achieve outcomes.
    • Prepare and present policy, guideline documents, reports, resources and other correspondence related to the National Standards and Procedures and/or Guidelines for the Accreditation of initial teacher education programs and related matters.
    • Represent VIT on external committees, forums and facilitate seminars/workshops as required.

    Please see attached position description for more information.

    How to apply

    Provide a current resume and your responses outlining your capabilities against the key selection criteria (maximum three pages) below:

    Knowledge and skills

    • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and a strong ability to influence others in agreed directions.
    • Strong conceptual and analytical abilities to resolve complex problems in a manner consistent with organisational objectives, and to see ways to improve outcomes.
    • Advanced organisation and planning skills and a strong ability to synthesize and sequence large volumes of information to support teams with the prioritisation of work programmes.

    Personal qualities

    • Approaches activities and decisions from the perspective of working with others and builds rapport quickly with people.
    • Responds positively to changing circumstances and continues to deliver consistent quality work in the face of challenging situations.
    • Proven experience in mentoring, developing others and working effectively and collaboratively across a team.

    The remaining Key Selection Criteria will be discussed with applicants at interview.

    Our recruitment and selection process

    Our recruitment and selection process is based on the public sector employment principles and will include the following overarching principles:

    Our decisions will be based on merit. We will assess each applicant's skills, knowledge, attributes and qualifications objectively against the key selection criteria.

    We will be fair, reasonable and equitable. We will provide equal employment opportunities.

    We will be objective. We will comply with our privacy obligations during the recruitment and selection process.

    (Various assessment tools and pre-employment checks may be required.)

  • Melbourne, VIC

    Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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