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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10627064
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority Closing date: Friday, 27 June 2014
Job Title: Senior Officer Early Childhood
Section: Strategy & Operations
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $77,536 - $77,536
Location: Sydney - NSW
Agency Classification: Equivalent to APS 6 - EL1
Position No: SO.MA.SOEC1
Agency Website:

Job Description


ACECQA is seeking a Senior Officer, Early Childhood to join its Operations Team in the Strategy & Operations group.

The Senior Officer Early Childhood will help assess applications for the Excellent rating and provide support to expert review panels conducting second tier reviews of quality ratings.


Provide advice to applicants, verbally and in writing, about the assessments

Assess, consider and provide advice on applications from education and care services for the excellent rating

Contribute expertise to other projects including training for authorised officers

Prepare recommendations for the awarding of the excellent rating and briefings for the second tier review panel

Prepare draft recommendations and decisions on the excellent rating

Prepare operational documents such as guidelines, information sheets and FAQs

Draft briefs, reports and papers for the ACECQA Board, working groups and external stakeholders

Build effective working relationships with state and territory regulatory authorities and other external key stakeholders, and work with staff across ACECQA

Other duties as and when required.



Selection Criteria

1. Early childhood teaching qualifications and a working knowledge of education and care service delivery including an understanding of quality in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

2. Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively and negotiate confidently, backed by high level written and oral communication skills

3. A proven ability to work autonomously and to achieve results

4. A proven ability to work collaboratively in a team and to develop productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

5. Analytical and research skills, including the ability to work with legislation and associated materials

6. Display personal drive, integrity and initiative.



If the vision and goals of ACECQA are aligned with your personal and professional values then please apply now. At ACECQA we are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity, working together and respectful communication. If you meet the selection criteria and want to be a part of a dynamic organisation, then please apply now. Please submit your CV and a separate document that addresses the selection criteria to quoting reference number SO.MA.SOEC1. The closing date for all applications is midnight Friday 27 June 2014. You must have the right to work and live in Australia to apply for this role. ACECQA is collecting the information requested in this advertisement for the purpose of selection and recruitment of suitable candidates. ACECQA is authorised to do so by the Education and Care Services National Law. Please refer to our Privacy Policy which can be accessed at ACECQA is an independent National Statutory Authority established under the Education and Care Services National Law, based in Sydney. The salary is the starting point for Senior Officers at ACECQA. It should be noted that the APS classification structure does not apply to ACECQA.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Margie Best, 02 8240 4215,
Position Contact: Margie Best, 02 8240 4215
Apply Address: All queries and applications to:
Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS24-Fri - 13 Jun 2014 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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