Board Member - Adult, Community and Further Education Board

Skills and Education | Education administration


Role length:
Sessional, 2-3 years
Bimonthly, All day meetings
Melbourne - CBD
$10,000 - $19,999

About the board

The Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board fosters the adult community education sector in Victoria, referred to as the Learn Local sector, and oversees Victorian Government funding to the sector to ensure that the learning needs of adult Victorians are identified and met.

The Ministerial Statement on the Future of Adult Community Education in Victoria 2020–25 (the Ministerial Statement) outlines the vision for the future of adult community education in Victoria and acknowledges the crucial role that the Learn Local sector plays. The ACFE Board has the lead role in implementing the Ministerial Statement in Victoria.

For more information about the ACFE Board visit the Victorian Government website.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for suitably experienced individuals to be appointed as members of the ACFE Board.

There are 8-12 members on the ACFE Board, including the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson.

  • plan and promote adult community education in Victoria
  • set the strategic direction to support The Future of Adult Community Education in Victoria 2020–25: Ministerial Statement and the ACFE Board Strategy 2020–25and annual Statement of Expectations for the ACFE Board
  • make decisions balancing the needs of the community and the role and priorities of the government
  • maintain a continuous audit of the income and expenditure of the ACFE allocated resources for the development of programs to support adult community education
  • contribute to the development of policies
  • advise the Minister for Skills and TAFE on matters related to ACFE.
  • review and endorse the ACFE annual report for tabling in Parliament
  • ensure that the ACFE Board operates in accordance with its values, strategic plan and statement of corporate intent
  • ensuring that the ACFE Board is aligned with and meets the priorities of the Victorian State Government
  • maintains strong stakeholder relationships to support ACFE work.

The Board meets approximately 6 times per year. Board members generally participate in at least one of the Board’s committees or working/advisory groups and attend the annual planning days, the annual risk workshop and a Regional Council plenary day.

For further information about the role please see the ACFE Board Director position description.

Who we're looking for

We encourage individuals with skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas to apply:

  • Diversity of the Victorian community
  • Governance and leadership 
  • Financial expertise
  • Knowledge of regional/rural Victoria
  • Adult community education (including knowledge and/or experience in the learn local sector)
  • Direct knowledge of diverse learners in the ACFE sector.

In addition, aptitude in the following areas will be considered highly desirable:

  • Stakeholder engagement (relations)
  • Public sector governance expertise
  • IT / Digital / Cyber security
  • Legal
  • Project development and planning
  • Research and evaluation
  • Probity
  • Public Policy
  • TAFE sector expertise
  • Government relations

We encourage applications from a wide range of applicants.

Appointments to Victorian Government entities should, as far as practicable, reflect the diversity of the Victorian Community. Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, young people and people living in rural and regional communities are encouraged to apply. 

What you need to apply

Applications should be lodged via in a new window)

Applications close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 1 May 2024. To support your application, please provide a 2-page cover letter which addresses the selection criteria and a resume.  

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is supported with this recruitment by Davidson Search & Advisory.

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