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Senior Officer Research & Evaluation

Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (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 Officer, Research and Evaluation undertakes research and audit duties related to the National Quality Framework (NQF), and Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations.

This role is full time and ongoing at ACECQA Band 5 ($87,752 - $106,928)

For the full position description please go to https://www.acecqa.gov.au/work-with-us

About You

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to plan, undertake and report on research, audit and consultation projects, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to deliver high quality projects.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders to deliver identified goals.

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

  • Knowledge of quantitative methodologies, such as survey design, sampling and statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of qualitative methodologies
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline.

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 on 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 supporting statement or cover letter of no more than 2 pages that addresses each of the selection criteria.
  • Provide the details of at least two referees that cover the last 3 years of employment.

All complete applications will be acknowledged.

More information

If you have any questions about the role specifically, please contact Saul Flaxman on (02) 8240 4258.

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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