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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10716760
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority Closing date: Sunday, 10 December 2017
Job Title: Officer Communications
Division: ACECQA
Branch: Strategy, Communications and Consistency
Section: Communications and Engagement
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $72,929 - $81,884
Location: Sydney - NSW
Agency Classification: ACECQA Band 4 - Equivalent to APS 5
Position No: PDSCC32-7-1
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) oversees the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and works with the state and territory regulatory authorities to implement and administer the NQF.

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

We provide national leadership on the implementation of the 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

Full time, fixed term position until 30 June 2018

Salary range $72,929 to $81,884

As a Communications Officer, you will be producing content for our communication channels, including newsletters for our stakeholders and updates on our website and social media channels to promote the work of ACECQA. We’re looking for someone with experience in developing content, writing and editing for multiple channels, and can use or quickly learn website CMS, marketing and desktop publishing applications.

You will also be supporting stakeholder engagement and communication strategies and public information campaigns by assisting with forums, meetings and special events. We’re looking for someone with experience in stakeholder engagement such as managing events.

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to work independently using your initiative and be part of high-performing and supportive team to produce quality work and meet deadlines.

For more information, please see the position description located at ( or contact Senior Officer, HR – Jane Solly on (02) 8240 4293.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your CV and a separate document that provides examples of your skills, experience and achievements related to each the selection criteria to Human Resources at ACECQA via email



Selection Criteria

To be considered for this role, candidates must have:

1. Demonstrated skills in sourcing, writing and editing communication materials for a range of channels, including print and online media

2. Proven experience in stakeholder engagement activities, such as event management

3. Experience with, or the ability to quickly learn, web content management systems, electronic marketing software and desktop publishing applications

4. Capacity to operate both independently, using initiative and self-direction, and as a team member to produce consistently high quality work and meet deadlines

5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to tailor communication to a variety of audiences

6. Tertiary qualification/s in a discipline such as communications or marketing, or relevant experience



The closing date for all applications is 11.59pm Sunday 10 December 2017.

Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

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

ACECQA is collecting the information requested in the advertisement for the purpose of selection, recruitment and engagement of staff. ACECQA is authorised to do so by the Education and Care Services National Law. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Senior Officer HR - Jane Solly 02 8240 4293

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Fixed term to 29 June 2018.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Jane Solly, 02 8240 4293,
Position Contact: Jane Solly, 02 8240 4293
Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS48-Tue - 28 Nov 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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