Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 current students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community.

At the heart of all we do are our core values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration and truth.

The Role

The Education Officer: Vocational Education role focuses on collaborating with schools on the provision of vocational education, consultation with industry and workplace providers and planning training packages and assessments for the SCS Registered Training Organisation.

Reporting to the Manager: Applied Learning and Vocational Education, the key responsibilities will include:

  • Working collaboratively to deliver integrated learning pathways ensuring work-ready students for employers.
  • Supporting schools in planning teaching materials, ensuring compliance with the VET Quality Framework.
  • Pursuing and maintaining effective relationships with industry and VET providers and a thorough understanding of current training package requirements.
  • Supporting schools to meet assessment and reporting for RTO requirements.
  • Supporting schools in monitoring attendance and student management.
  • Planning, initiating and delivering training from endorsed Training Packages on the Scope of Registration, in accordance with the Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations and Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).
  • Providing and/or overseeing programs for safe use of equipment and safe practices in the training or workplace setting.
  • Liaising and networking with schools, VET institutions, industry and the general public to discuss matters associated with the provision of job opportunities for students.
  • Monitoring the roles and responsibilities of school-based apprentices and trainees.
  • Implementing the training of NSW government complete guide to apprenticeships and traineeships in New South Wales including requirements for citizenship and residency.
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with legislation for Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 and the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Regulation 2017.

This position offers a base salary of $145,579 + Employer’s Contribution to Superannuation, with additional NFP salary packaging of up to a maximum of $15,900 every year.

**This role will be based in Burwood**

The Person

To be considered for this role, you will have the following experience, skills and knowledge:

  • a university Degree in Education or Teaching or equivalent experience in the field
  • a minimum 5 years of teaching experience in a school, TAFE or Registered Training Organisation
  • a certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • experienced in leading staff in professional learning
  • experienced in using data analysis to inform educational initiatives
  • the ability to articulate contemporary educational trends in both local and international contexts
  • willingness to respect, support, and uphold the mission, ethos, and teachings of the Catholic Church and the values of Sydney Catholic Schools
  • ability to address and meet focus capabilities, as stated in the Role Description. 

Essential Accreditation

  • Education Officers are required to be qualified and accredited teachers with NESA.
  • Education Officers are required to operate at the Highly Accomplished or Lead level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The Process

To apply for this position please click Apply Now and follow the prompts.

Internal candidates – please apply via your Careers tile in Employee Self Service.

Closing Date: Monday 29 November 2021

General Enquiries: Please contact the People and Culture team, referencing the advertised position and requisition number 1992, via email to

If you encounter technical issues please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (Mon-Fri).

Please note: This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. Also, as a permanent position, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Vaccination Requirement for our staff: 

Sydney Catholic Schools is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, students and school communities. In line with the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Education Care Workers) Order 2021, all of our staff are required to provide Vaccination Evidence that is compliant with the Order as a condition of employment. Compliance with the Order and providing the evidence is an essential requirement of employment with Sydney Catholic Schools.

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