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VET Apprenticeship and Trainee Coordinator - Batchelor

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

Context Statement

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

This position is responsible for the coordination of apprentices and trainees who have enrolled in VET programs with Batchelor Institute. The incumbent will be expected to make a significant contribution to the management of administrative processes with this space, particularly in the areas of recruitment, industry liaising and continuous reporting against expected timeframes. The VET Apprenticeship & Trainee Coordinator ensures the implementation of and adherence by the VET Division to institute wide policies and standards as well as those of relevant stakeholders and provides reports regularly to the senior staff of VET Business Operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Building and maintaining effective customer relationships with both apprentices / trainees and local businesses.
  • Actively advocating for new apprenticeships and traineeships through the coordination of community engagement initiatives, work experience programs and pre-apprenticeship programs.
  • Provide assistance and information to promote the employment of apprentices including liaison with workplace managers, Batchelor Institute staff and relevant stakeholders to ensure effective management of the learning.
  • Managing a caseload of apprentices and trainees across the Institutes VET Division.
  • Overseeing and supporting all aspects of an apprentice’s lifecycle, including sign up, commencement, designing training plans, work-based performance, training delivery and completion.
  • Providing support and mentorship to apprentices and trainees, including welfare checks and performance reviews in consultation with identified stakeholders to ensure apprentice is progressing to plan.
  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive client base to support the engagement of apprentices and trainees.
  • Maintaining records within the apprenticeship management system, including reporting to relevant government and non-government stakeholders.

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.
  • Tertiary Qualifications in Business Administration (Certificate IV or above) or demonstrated significant experience at the same level.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills with proven ability to maintain collaborative relationships with a wide range of internal and external clients and stakeholders in an environment requiring cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated experience in the application and usage of relevant Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated initiative and managing workload priorities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working within the Vocational Education and Training sector, with a focus on apprenticeships / traineeships.
  • Possess a current criminal history check or the ability to obtain one.
  • Possess a current NT OCHRE Card or the ability to obtain one.
  • Understanding of Work Health and Safety principles and practices, and ability to comply with Institute WHS Policies and Procedures.

Selection Criteria – Desirable

  • Ability to quickly acquire knowledge of the Institute’s structure, functions, and objectives.

Additional information

  • Applicants must provide at least one Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander referee.
  • Copies of qualifications 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.
  • Applicants must be able and willing to undertake travel throughout the NT and Interstate (sometimes as a light aircraft passenger) and possess a C class Driver’s Licence.

How to apply

Your application should consist of:

  • A completed application lodgement form, available from our website or attached below.
  • Responses to the selection criteria.
  • A resume.
  • Please go to to download the full position description.

Should you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Ms Katrina McGarvie by email at [email protected] using the subject line: VET Apprenticeship and Trainee Coordinator - Batchelor enquiry via EthicalJobs or phone 8939 7393.

To apply for this role, please visit the Recruitment page via the "Apply Now" button.

An Application Lodgement Form is attached.

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