Director, TAFE Partnerships - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 29/05/2022
REF: DETdtp1021
Applications for this listing are closed

Director, TAFE Partnerships

Fixed Term
Close Date: 29/05/2022
REF: DETdtp1021

DET is a highly regarded Victorian Government department that leads the delivery of education and development services to children, young people and adults both directly through government schools and indirectly through the regulation and funding of early childhood services, non-government schools and training programs.
The Higher Education and Skills Group (HES) is leading the delivery of a range of key Government Skills reforms across the post-secondary tertiary education sector. This includes establishing the new Victorian Skills Authority (VSA), the Office of TAFE Coordination and Delivery (OTCD), a dedicated Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Division, and Apprenticeships Victoria. These reforms require new ways of working, both between the new entities and with our stakeholders.
The Office of TAFE Coordination & Delivery (OTCD) plays a system leadership and management role for the TAFE network across Victoria. The Office is primarily responsible for driving change in the way in which the TAFE network engages with Government, operates and serves Victorian students and communities.  Structural changes have led to the creation of this new executive role.
Reporting to the Executive Director, TAFE Partnerships and Governance, the role of the Director, TAFE Partnerships is to provide thought leadership and strategic oversight to advance the current and future settings in the TAFE Partnerships Branch; leading engagement with the TAFE network, individual TAFE institutes and key government and sector stakeholders, to drive the interface between the government’s policy agenda and outcomes for Victorian students and communities.
The Director will also provide leadership and strategic planning on key initiatives and projects, ensuring strategic business plans are aligned to Department priorities.  The Director will provide oversight of policy and program setting within the Branch and have strong relationships and partnerships with TAFE CEOS and executives, agency leads, industry bodies and other key internal and external stakeholders.
We are seeking expressions of interest from accomplished leaders who possess superior stakeholder management skills, with a background in strategic planning, project and resource management.  An understanding of government processes and/or Vocational Education and Training will be highly regarded.
Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline are essential.  A Post Graduate Degree in a relevant discipline is desirable.
For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.
Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability. People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or contact the People Division via email:
Information about the Department of Education and Training’s operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: and
Applications close: 29th May 2022
To apply, please go to and submit your application using reference DETdtp1021.
Your application should include a current resume and a covering letter, including a brief statement against the key accountabilities for the role.
Please address further enquiries to Sharyn Gowans of Fisher Leadership at or 1300 347 437.

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