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Technical Officer - Environment Programs (Regional Education)

Chisholm - Cranbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


  • Part time (0.8), ongoing / Position No.: 212109
  • Salary Range: $62,150 to $67,481 p.a. (pro-rata part-time) plus superannuation
  • Location: Cranbourne

Chisholm is Victoria’s premier public vocational education and training provider, with campuses located across Melbourne and the south east.

Each year, we welcome some 35,000 students from over 43 culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. More than 1,400 passionate and dedicated Chisholm employees work together to deliver quality training and education in Melbourne’s south east manufacturing heartland and key residential growth corridor.

A Victorian Government-owned TAFE, we aim to lead the way in education and training to inspire success and transform lives.

Our purpose is to excel in education and training and be respected and valued for enhancing the social and economic futures of individuals, industry and communities.

Our drive for commercial success is underpinned by our core values of Opportunity, Integrity, Collaboration, and Achievement.

In the past 20 years, we have grown significantly to become a multi-sector institute, delivering a broad range of education and training programs and services in higher education, vocational education and training (VET) and school sectors across ten campuses in Victoria, online, in the workplace and overseas with partner educational and government organisations.

We offer more than 400 courses, from VCE/VCAL/VETiS, through to nationally accredited qualifications such as certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and short courses.


The Technical Officer is accountable for providing technical support, advice and recommendations to ensure the effective operations of Horticulture programs within Regional Education and ensures appropriate allocation of materials and resources to support the delivery of programs.

The role is a key and active participant of the Regional Education team, and assists in the promotion of regular Regional Education programs to ensure that customer service standards are maintained. A key deliverable is to oversee issues relating to OH&S for areas within Regional Education’s Horticulture delivery and respond to the procedures identified within government regulations.

The Technical Officer also supports and facilitates safe workshop access and use for students and staff and will liaise regularly with other technicians across the business area to maintain standards and consistency of system operations.

Your key accountabilities will include but is not limited to:
  • Supporting the diverse demands for preparatory procedures and practices for government funded and fee for service courses in the horticulture area.
  • Ensuring the appropriate allocation of materials and resources to support delivery of programs within the specific industry areas.
  • Undertaking ordering of supplies and equipment in a timely manner using the Institute’s procurement policies and maintain stock control of such items.
  • Organising the repair of equipment to ensure the efficient operation of the full range of departmental equipment and resources and maintaining systems and records that are in compliance with auditing regulations.
  • Undertaking the daily operations and maintenance of Chisholm’s Horticulture outdoor learning spaces including production Nursery facility.
  • Ensuring correct Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) practices and procedures are maintained in accordance to legislation.

You will have a relevant Horticulture qualification at a minimum of Certificate III or related disciplines or equivalent experience in a similar role. A current Victorian drivers licence is required.

Desirable but not mandatory would be the following: Post trade qualification in the Horticulture sector or Work Health and Safety; current Forklift Licence; Current skid steer/ heavy machinery Licence; Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116).

Key to your success are the following:
  • Ability to carry out hands on technical activities, coupled with demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools (such as skid steer, excavator)
  • Demonstrated computer skills across systems including Microsoft and Adobe C.S
  • Sound understanding of OH&S issues in relation to materials, equipment and practices.
  • Experience in stock control, basic financial control and data collection procedures
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a team-based environment, participating in extensive and/or rapid change in systems and processes
  • Ability to be self-motivated and to work independently and to have a focus relating to problem solving and innovation
  • Having a high regard and a focus for detail on using both interpersonal and networking skills with the intent of maintaining quality customer relations and service standards
  • Proven ability to delivery technical support of grounds (in areas of ground and nursery maintenance)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


At Chisholm, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.


Applications for this position close 9am Tuesday 9 March 2021.

Applications should include:
  • a covering letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact details of three (3) referees
Appointment to this position is subject to satisfactory completion of Safety Screening requirements including but not limited to:
  • Valid Employee Working With Children Check
  • National Police Check
  • International Police Check (if applicable)
  • Verification of unrestricted work rights in Australia, eg citizenship, passport or birth certificate
  • Certified copies of qualifications and transcripts
If you have any questions regarding the position or require further information please contact James Davies, Education Manager – Regional Education on +61 3 59907172 or Jess Cook, General Manager – Regional Education on +61 3 9212 5385.

Chisholm Institute reserves the right to withdraw an advertised position at any stage.


Cranbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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