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Senior Officer Policy

Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
  • Help children have the best start in life through high quality education & care
  • Improve outcomes for children and families in early education and care.
  • Join an expert team working across governments at the national level.

About ACECQA

We want children in Australia to have the best start in life.

We provide national leadership on the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and collaborate with the Australian and state and territory governments to:

  • implement changes that benefit children birth to 13 years-of-age and their families
  • monitor and promote the consistent application of the Education and Care Services National Law across all states and territories
  • support the early childhood education and care sector to improve quality outcomes for children

We strive for innovation and continuous improvement and are committed to keeping the sector and the community informed with the latest developments in early childhood education and care.

The Role

The Senior Policy Officer is responsible for policy projects and policy advice to support ACECQA's role in guiding the implementation and administration of the National Quality Framework (NQF) for children's education and care.

This role is full time and ongoing at ACECQA Band 5/6 ($89,507 - $125,991).

About You

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and research skills, including the ability to work with legislation, operational policy and procedure, complex business systems and associated materials
  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills, including experience preparing submissions, detailed policy options papers or similar
  • Effective teamwork skills and high levels of initiative, including the ability to achieve results and outcomes in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the state and territory governments and other key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively and negotiate confidently
  • Proven ability to contribute to policy development, complex issues resolution and project management

While not essential, the following attributes will greatly assist you in the role:

  • Knowledge of current trends, issues and policy in the education and care or related sectors.

ACECQA is committed to removing barriers and opening up opportunities. As an employer we seek to ensure people with differing needs and abilities have the same opportunities to successfully gain skills, knowledge and experience through work, social activities, education and training irrespective of their age, disability, colour, race, gender, religion, sexuality, family responsibilities, or location. In particular, we are committed to improving opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

You must have the right to work and live in Australia to apply for this role.

The successful candidate will be required to consent to a national police check.

How to Apply

To apply, please click Apply Now. The application process will require you to:

  • Attach a CV of no more than 5 pages which demonstrates your ability to meet the criteria contained in the position description.
  • Attach a written response to the selection criteria listed above of no more than 2 pages
  • Provide the details of at least two referees that cover the last 3 years of employment.

All complete applications will be acknowledged.

Notice to agencies

ACECQA will not accept applications from any source other than directly from a candidate for this vacancy. Recruitment agencies must have received instructions from ACECQA in relation to a specific vacancy in order to submit applications on behalf of candidates.

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