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.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for suitably experienced individuals to be appointed as members of the ACFE Board.
The primary role of the ACFE Board is to plan and promote adult learning, allocate resources, develop policies, and advise the Minister for Training and Skills on matters related to adult community education in Victoria.
There are 12 members on ACFE Board including the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson.
The Board meets approximately 6 times per year. Board members generally participate in one or more of the Board’s committees or working/advisory groups.
The Board also elects eight members as Regional Council Champions. Champions facilitate communication between the Board and Regional Councils. Champions are expected to attend all Regional Council meetings, of which there are a minimum of five a year.
For further information about the role please see the ACFE Board member position description.
Who we're looking for
We encourage individuals with skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas to apply:
- Adult, community and further education
- Corporate governance and leadership
- Financial management
- Strategic thinking and innovation
- Community and industry engagement
- Strategic risk management and audit
- Cultural diversity
- Public sector governance
- Learn Local knowledge and/or experience
- VET and higher education sector knowledge and/or experience.
We encourage applications from a wide range of applicants.
The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community.
We encourage applications from women, people of all ages, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people. We will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.
What you need to apply
Please provide a cover letter stating how you meet the key selection criteria outlined in the position description, and a resume.