Jobs@Melbourne Polytechnic

Head of Department – Work Education Centre

Position Number: 1828
Applications Close: 15 Nov 2013

Full-Time (38 hours per week)
Competitive remuneration

Located in the world's most liveable city, NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) provides high quality programs across 6 campuses in Melbourne's central and northern metropolitan regions. Celebrating 100 years of education in 2012, NMIT has established itself as one of Australia's premier TAFE institutes with state-of-the-art facilities.

NMIT has the following vacancy for suitably qualified persons interested in joining a dynamic training organisation.

Position Number: 1828

About the role

NMIT is seeking to appoint an innovative, qualified and motivated individual to fill the position of Head of Department – Work Education Centre. You will be a hardworking and enthusiastic professional with excellent subject knowledge.

Your primary objectives will be:
  • Provide strong educational leadership in specialist vocational education & training within the faculty within NMIT and in the broader VET environment.
  • Manage the educational and administrative operations of the Work Education Centre.
  • Contribute to the faculty’s fee for service activities.

About You

The successful applicant will be a hardworking and enthusiastic professional with:
  • A relevant degree or graduate diploma in the Special Education field together with relevant and recent industrial experience in the further education sector and an approved course of teacher training. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is also preferred.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of current policy and issues in education and training relating to the Centre’s programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in educational practice, program design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead a large and diverse group of staff in an environment of significant change.
For a full list of the key selection criteria please refer to the position description.

A Working With Children Check will be required for this position


The salary will be $100,673 (SE4) per annum plus a performance bonus of up to $4000 per annum.


To be eligible to apply you must either:

a) be an Australian Citizen or
b) provide evidence which substantiates your entitlement to work in Australia

Applicants must address the key selection criteria contained within the position description. You will not be shortlisted if you fail to address the key selection criteria in your application.


Please download a copy of the Position Description below. Read the Position Description carefully before beginning your application.

Download the Application Form fill in the required fields including the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the position description and save the completed form on your desktop.

Forward the completed Application Form together with a copy of your current Resume and email to Make sure you include the job title and the job reference number in your covering email.

PLEASE NOTE: To download the forms below you will need Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro. If you are experiencing any difficulties in submitting your application, please contact the Human Resources Department on 03 9269 1266.

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