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Senior Education Officer (Vpsg5.2)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 27 April 2021

Role: Senior Education Officer (until 31 Decemeber 2021

Number of vacancies available: 2

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary:

The Infection Prevention Control Advice & Response (IPCAR) Senior Education Officer is responsible for overall analysis, development, design, implementation and evaluation of education and training programs. This role reports directly to the IPCAR Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Knowledge Lead within the Education & Training Pillar.


  • Develop plans for education based on IPCAR priorities.
  • Contribute to ongoing review and update the IPCAR Education and Training Plan.
  • Develop and contribute to the governance and management of IPC educational materials.
  • Coordinate and contribute to day-to-day activities for education and training programs which includes delivery to targeted priority groups.
  • Escalate need for additional resources as identified.
  • Coordinate and develop new IPCAR education and training programs.
  • Contribute to development and review of capability frameworks specific to IPC.
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders to analyse existing education offerings for potential infection prevention control gaps.
  • Coordinate and provide ongoing professional development and upskilling training programs for IPCAR staff.
  • Contribute to induction processes for IPCAR staff.
  • Identify IPC education and training needs, determine existing resources, and potential gaps, in consultation with other government departments and affiliated agencies.
  • Consult and negotiate with a wide variety of stakeholders for provision of IPC education and training programs.
  • Maintain a central repository of education and training resources Problem Solving and Judgement.
  • Ability to determine solutions based on innovative processes.
  • Excellent and innovative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent knowledge and judgment related to adult learning principles.
  • Responsive and timely decision making to identify solutions Professional and organisational knowledge.
  • Extensive and broad range of expertise in education and training.
  • Understand the implications of budget, timeline, governance, planning and delivery outcomes to a program.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with peers and internal and external stakeholders Level of Supervision/Independence.
  • Work collaboratively and independently as part of a team.
  • Line management per IPCAR governance structures.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adapt to the needs of a changing environment.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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