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Senior Lecturer - Health

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

The Senior Lecturer Health, is responsible for leading 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 Senior Lecturer Health is responsible for managing accountabilities for relevant student outcomes, financial budgets, VET Training products and relevant projects underpinned by the Batchelor Institute Both-ways principles of practice and improving individual and team performance in the Domains of Work and Work Skills.

In addition, the Senior Lecturer Health will assist the Director of VET Business Operations with planning, implementing evaluating and reporting VET requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review relevant theoretical framework about learning and teaching in VET and apply and model the use of theories in VET teaching practice.
  • Provide leadership and recognised expertise in learning design and implementing the Bachelor Institute Learning and Teaching Framework across varying contexts and a range of delivery methods.
  • Negotiate with learners and stakeholders to identify measures of success and evaluation strategy; develop and implement tools and techniques to evaluate program outcomes, report on evaluation outcomes and recommend system improvements.
  • Coordinate industry validation, critically evaluate validation outcomes, and implement improvements to assessment strategies.
  • Negotiate with industry bodies, communities, and stakeholders to ensure that learning programs meet or exceed expectations and that teaching, and assessment practices reflect current industry trends and community values and aspirations.
  • Ensure team compliance with Standards for RTO’s 2015 and relevant legislation.
  • Achieve priorities and team goals; foster structured approaches, including reflective practice to develop team members skills.
  • Provide leadership about training packages and accredited courses and guide implementation.
  • Model Both-ways cultural understanding; seek guidance from appropriate Aboriginal advisors and supports and develop cultural competence within the teaching team.
  • Inspire trust and confidence; demonstrate Batchelor Institute values, and attitudes and behaviours that command respect of colleagues and learners.
  • Mentor team to foster learner engagement, retention, and success; communicate persuasive messages to a range of audiences.
  • Encourage staff to generate and share new and different approaches; advocate for change; lead team to plan and implement digital learning modes.

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.
  • Well-developed 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 a relevant degree and relevant postgraduate qualification/s combined with 5 or more years Industry/professional/vocational experience. Additionally, the successful candidate must have the minimum vocational teaching qualification Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 with TAE401/411 and or Diploma or higher-level qualification in adult education.
  • Current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse or Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner.
  • Demonstrated significant knowledge, leadership and management experience in Vocational Education and Training, including 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 knowledge of and high level personal and interpersonal skills for leading team members to achieve outcomes within an Aboriginal Vocational and Training context as per the above work skill requirements.
  • Demonstrated significant management experience and leadership in training products, Finance, Human Resources, and project management; contributing to the development of VET management and administrative policies, procedures, and business rules; and leading teams to comply with these.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and experience of leading implementation and compliance with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements as required by AHPRA.
  • Understanding of Work, Health and Safety principles and practices, and ability to comply with Institute WHS polices 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.
  • Arising from the Chief Health Officer Direction No.55 of 2021, all Batchelor Institute employees are required to provide evidence of two doses of an approved COVID 19 vaccination except in circumstances where there is a medical exemption.

To submit your application, please click Apply Now. 

An application form is attached.

Further information regarding this vacancy is also available from the Institute’s website website or by contacting the Human Resources Unit on (08) 8939 7443 or (08) 8939 7207.

All enquiries and applications are to be forwarded directly to Batchelor Institute Email: recruitment@batchelor.edu.au using the subject line: Senior Lecturer - Health enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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