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    Senior Education Officer

    Job Reference QLD/CO259309/17
    Closing date November 28, 2017
    Location Brisbane Inner City
    Type Full-Time
    Status Temporary
    Contact (07) 3513 6749

    About this job

    As the Senior Education Officer you will:

    • Contribute to the statutory registration program for providers and courses for overseas students in Queensland by applying a set of legislative criteria to determine the eligibility of education institutions for registration on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) in Queensland.
    • Conduct a range of registration activities, including new registration processes for providers and courses and lead audits and compliance monitoring procedures in order to make recommendations to the State Authority on the suitability of providers to deliver courses to overseas students in Queensland. This position may also be required to contribute to the monitoring and regulating of international secondary student exchange organisations.

    You will have responsibility for leading the following activities and undertaking the following key tasks:

    • Conduct provider and course registration processes, according to the requirements of legislation, criteria and procedures.
    • Engage in compliance monitoring procedures, including scheduled and impromptu audits of existing providers and courses in order to make recommendations on the continuing suitability of registered providers and courses based on CRICOS registration criteria.
    • Monitor and regulate the operation of international secondary student exchange organisations.
    • Participate in the delivery of presentations, information and training events for providers and industry bodies on registration criteria, processes and compliance requirements.
    • Prepare correspondence and respond to enquiries from providers, the public and other government agencies on matters relating to CRICOS registration and international secondary student exchange organisations.
    • Analyse, assess and review international education specific legislation and other impacting issues, in order to provide advice or prepare correspondence and briefs for senior officers.

    The ideal candidate will have the following key capabilities:

    • Demonstrated capacity or proven ability to quickly acquire knowledge of the legislation relating to the protection of overseas students studying in Australia and of the principles, processes and practices underpinning the delivery of education programs to international students in the school sector.
    • Demonstrate planning, analytical and investigative skills for assessing, auditing and reviewing education providers and courses of study and compiling comprehensive, concise and timely reports on the outcomes of these processes and formulating strategic advice on complex issues within the regulatory environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain good working relationships with internal and external clients and stakeholders, though a commitment to high quality work and personal contribution to the effectiveness of the team.
    • Proven ability to conceptualise, plan, manage and contribute to the development and implementation of significant projects and activities.
    • Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including liaising and negotiating, with capacity to deal with clients and stakeholders whose businesses may require commercial confidentiality and sensitivity.

    To apply please provide the following information:

    • a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
    • a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under “How you will be assessed”.  

    Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.


    Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

    Employees Requiring Placement will be considered on merit.