Board Chair - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 24/05/2023
REF: VCAbch0423
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Board Chair

Fixed Term
Close Date: 24/05/2023
REF: VCAbch0423
  • Provide oversight, leadership and advice to a high-impact statutory body
  • Oversee the development and implementation of high-quality curriculum, assessment and reporting
  • Contribute to the outcomes of the Education State


The Chair of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development, provision and implementation support of high-quality curriculum, assessment and reporting.

Facilitating the effective function of the VCAA Board, the Chair provides advice and recommendations to the Minister about any educational policy or strategy relating to the VCAA’s objectives or functions, promotes and monitors the organisation’s culture and, in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer, communicates the views of the VCAA to the organisation’s members, broader stakeholders and the public.  The VCAA Board plays a key role in setting the strategic direction for the operation of the organisation, ensuring operation in accordance with the strategic plan and Ministerial expectations, and overseeing ongoing reforms to ensure that outstanding, quality curriculum remains at the leading edge, providing opportunities for all Victorian students.

With extensive educational knowledge and a track record of experience in the education sector, the ideal candidate will have outstanding communication skills and the ability to influence and lead the conversation on best practice and developments in education.  Experience in the implementation and compliance of public sector government policy and legislation will be highly regarded, as will an awareness of the VCAA’s legal and legislative requirements.  With additional skills that complement those of current board members, the Chair will also be expected to be financially literate, with an understanding of risk management.

VCAA board meetings are held six times per year and the Chair will also be expected to participate in one or more of the Board’s specialist committees.  The Chair serves a three-year term and may be eligible for re-appointment.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community, recognising that the perspectives and lived experiences of people from different backgrounds contribute to good governance.  Applications are invited from all members of the Victorian community who are able to demonstrate their alignment to the key selection criteria (set out in the position description/candidate information below), including: women; culturally and linguistically diverse people; young people; LGBTIQ+ people; people with disability; Aboriginal people; and people living in rural and regional Victoria.

The Organisation

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority is a statutory authority primarily accountable to the Minister for Education, serving both government and non-government Schools.

The VCAA is responsible for developing high quality early learning and development frameworks, curriculum for school aged students and assessment products and services.  It also develops policies, criteria and standards for learning, development and assessments which relate to early childhood.

With the vision of being a leader in global education, the VCAA’s mission is to provide high quality curriculum, assessment and reporting to enable learning for life.  It also celebrates student achievement and excellence through the annual VCE Season of Excellence, a cross-sectoral project, involving students from government, Catholic and independent schools.

For further information about VCAA, please visit:

To apply: Applicants are directed to the Join a public board website and copy your application to, quoting reference VCAbch0423.  For a confidential discussion, please contact Andrew Norton of Fisher Leadership on 1300 347 437.


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