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Lecturer - Education Support

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

Batchelor Institute is the only First Nations dual sector tertiary education provider in Australia. The Institute is uniquely positioned to recognise multiple ways of being, doing and knowing in the world. The Institute recognises the Sovereignty of multiple Nations and privilege the positioning of First Nations peoples as knowledge holders in all educational transactions with Western knowledge systems. To play a key role in understanding of Council’s vision to enlist First Nation’s perspectives, philosophies and practices in all learning and teaching and operations of the Institute.

Primary Objective:

The Lecturer Education Support is responsible for the delivery of quality Vocational Education and Training (VET) within the context of Batchelor Institute's role as Australia's leading First Nations Tertiary Education and Research provider. The Lecturer is responsible for the development and delivery of innovative VET programs underpinned by the Batchelor Institute Both-ways principles of practice.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate awareness of basic VET educational theories; determine applicability of theories to the learning needs of individuals and groups and contribute to development of resources and programs based on the Batchelor Institute Learning and Teaching Framework which generates authentic learning experiences and to the design of flexible learning strategies.
  • Use strategies and skills to ensure learner engagement and achievement of leaning outcomes; create supportive learner inter-relationships; use a range of technologies effectively.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence and contribute to the development of assessment tools, or modify existing ones, to suit learner needs and specified context.
  • Employ a range of methods to ensure principles of assessment and rules of evidence are met in assessment processes and decisions as well as participate in validation processes.
  • Liaise with enterprises and community to ensure teaching and assessment reflects current industry practices and community values and aspirations. In addition, participate in enterprise and community networks to enhance own knowledge and skills.
  • Maintain vocational competency relevant to own subject area; keep up to date with industry changes; participate in relevant industry and community events/networks/consultation.
  • Contextualise program content and adapt teaching practices to suit specified enterprise needs and community values and aspirations.

Selection Criteria – Essential

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in culturally diverse teams within the social, political, and cultural environments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, communities, and organisations.
  • Knowledge of the social, political, historical, and cultural environments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as relevant to Vocational Education and Training and demonstrated highly developed capacity to work effectively and communicate appropriately with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, communities, organisations, and staff members.
  • Must possess tertiary qualification equivalent to (4) year’s higher education relevant to teaching, and/or a qualification in Education and/or four (4) years industry/ professional / vocational experience. Additionally, the successful candidate must have the minimum vocational teaching qualification Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 or TAE40122 or higher or be willing to obtain the qualification within a negotiated timeframe.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in Vocational Education and Training, including managing student progression that will enable VET programs in the relevant teaching areas to be researched, prepared, delivered, assessed, evaluated, and administered in a variety of contexts, including remote contexts and workplace delivery, with reference to the above domains of work requirements.
  • Demonstrated personal and interpersonal skills for working effectively as a team member to outcomes within an Aboriginal Vocational and Training context as per the above work skill requirements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to comply with VET management and administration polices, procedures and business rules and an understanding of the Standards for RTO’s 2015 and relevant legislation and ensure compliance in own work practices.
  • Must be able to undertake travel throughout the Northern Territory by land, sea and air (e.g. in light aircraft), possess a Northern Territory ‘C’ class drivers’ licence with experience driving on unformed roads, and be prepared to stay in a range of accommodation and in various environmental settings available to Batchelor Institute staff.
  • Understanding of Work, Health and Safety principles and practices, and ability to comply with Institute WHS policies and procedures.

Additional information:

  • Applicants must provide at least one Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander referee.
  • Copies of qualifications and evidence of experience must be submitted.
  • Applicants must have an Ochre Card and a current Police Check and/or the ability to obtain these prior to commencement.
  • The COVID-19 Safety Management Plan and other COVID-19 related information Policy and Procedure require all Batchelor Institute workers to have had a third COVID-19 vaccination. Temporary or permanent exemptions apply in certain circumstances.

How to Apply

Your application should consist of:

  • A completed application lodgement form, available from our website.
  • Responses to the selection criteria.
  • A resume.

Please see the full position description attached.

Please address your cover letter to the Senior Lecturer, Education detailing why you wish to work at Batchelor Institute, and the attributes, skills and experience you would bring to the role.

Should you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Mr Palwinder Grewal by email at [email protected] using the subject line: Lecturer - Education Support enquiry via EthicalJobs or 08 8939 7258.

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