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Team Leader Aboriginal Student Support - South Region - (Aboriginal Identified)

TAFE NSW - Wollongong, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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TAFE NSW is currently looking for a passionate Team Leader Aboriginal Student Services and Support based in the South Region on a permanent full-time basis.


Here at TAFE NSW we recognise the benefits of a workforce that accurately represents the culturally rich and diverse backgrounds of the population in which we operate. We are strongly committed to improving the representation of Aboriginal Australians in our workforce. This reflects our commitment to be responsive to our local community and supports our vision to become the leading skills provider in the state, delivering relevant, high quality, practical and creative training to grow the NSW economy.

The Opportunity

As Team Leader Student Services and Support you will be responsible operationally and administratively leading Aboriginal Student and Support teams during a period of structural transition. This role will utilise your diverse experience working in a busy education setting where you will ensure effective allocation of work, resourcing and support. 

This is a permanent full-time role located at TAFE NSW campus in the South Region. To see the list of all campuses in the South Region, please see Information Package. 

About you

To succeed in this role, ideally, you will have the following: 

  • Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent skills, knowledge and experience. 
  • Experience in managing a high-performance team
  • Ability to use excel to report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation, completions and other activities 

To be successful in this role, you will need to have strong problem-solving skills to provide advice, troubleshoot and act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) escalation point for staff. The successful applicant should have excellent communication skills to be able to manage the expectations and needs of local Aboriginal communities. 

For further information about the role and essential requirements, please refer to the Position Description and Information Package.

Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent, identify as being Aboriginal and be accepted in the community as such. An applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977

How to apply

For your application to be considered, you must complete the following:

  • Click the ‘apply here’ button where you will be required to respond to the targeted questions
  • Attach an updated resume and cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for this position in PDF format.

Job closes: 11 April 2021 at 11.59 pm 

Recruitment enquires: Justyna Wieczorek, Talent Acquisition Advisor – Justyna.wieczorek@tafensw.edu.au 

Aboriginal support: Sheree Rankmore, Aboriginal Employment Advisor –sheree.rankmore3@tafensw.edu.au 

On the activation of the talent pool, you will be required to obtain Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance. For permanent positions you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. For temporary positions, it is generally acceptable for you to have a current visa that allows you to work in Australia.

TAFE NSW is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to fostering a diverse workforce.

 We encourage applications from people with a disability and will make any reasonable adjustment that you need in the interview process and on the job.

Key Application Responses

Responses to the following questions will be required as part of the application process. Please prepare your responses in a Word document, copy and paste as required. Please limit your responses to a max 300 words per response.

  1. How do you tailor your approach to communicate with challenging customers? Describe a situation in which you varied your usual approach, how did you manage the situation, why you did so and what the outcome was?
  2. How do you factor in the availability of resources when planning for the needs of the team? Provide an example of how the availability of resources informed your business decisions.


Wollongong, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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