About the board
The role of the Board is to ensure that the TAFE Institute it governs carries out its mission and achieves its stated objectives prudently, sustainably, ethically and in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and Government policy. TAFE Boards are accountable to the Minister for Training and Skills.Key responsibilities include:
• setting the strategic direction for the operation of the TAFE through the TAFE's strategic plan and statement of corporate intent (TAFE Provider Statement of Priorities);
• appointing and monitoring the performance of the CEO;
• preparing and approving the TAFE's annual report for tabling in Parliament;
• ensuring that the TAFE operates in accordance with its values, strategic plan, and statement of corporate intent;
• ensuring that the TAFE is aligned with and meets the priorities of the Victorian State Government; and
• keeping full and complete books and accounts of all money received and paid by the Board and maintaining a continuous audit of the income and expenditure of the TAFE.
TAFE Boards must meet at least six times each year and at least once every three months and members are expected to attend at least 75 per cent of Board meetings. Boards also operate specialised committees (e.g., Remuneration; Audit, Finance and Risk committees). Board members generally participate in one or more of the Board's committees.
Remuneration is dependent upon the board and ranges between:
• $10,000 – $19,999
• $20,000 – $29,000
• $30,000 – $49,999
• $50,000 – $74,999
About the role
The Minister for Training and Skills, the Hon. Gayle Tierney MP, is pleased to invite applications for part-time positions on TAFE Institute Boards.
TAFE Victoria is at the centre of our training system. More than ever, the skills we need to build our state are learned at TAFE. With a strong connection to industry and jobs, TAFE provides quality vocational education to Victorians. TAFE Institute Boards play a critical leadership and governance role in implementing and extending the greatest skills legacy of our state.
Individuals with skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply:
•Corporate governance and leadership
•Higher education and vocational training
•Strategic thinking and innovation
•Community and industry engagement
•Strategic risk management and audit
Board directors are eligible for remuneration in accordance with the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines published by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community. Applications are welcome from people of all ages, genders, LGBTIQ+, people with a disability, Aboriginal people, and Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Who we're looking for
Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of high-level skills, experience, and knowledge in relation to the criteria outlined below.
Mandatory skills under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (the Act)
As required by the Act, the Minister for Training and Skills must endeavour to ensure that the appointed directors on each Board include persons with knowledge of, or experience in:
•commerce or business;
•vocational education and training;
•adult, community and further education;
•any industry in which training is provided at the TAFE;
•higher education; and
•if the board is responsible for overseeing and governing an adult education institution undertheir TAFE constitution, the community or any industry served.
Highly desirable skills and qualities
In addition to the mandatory skills outlined above, aptitude in the following areas will be considered highly desirable, particularly for some TAFEs:
•strategic asset management;
•community and stakeholder engagement;
•public sector governance;
•occupational health and safety;
•stakeholder engagement; and
What you need to apply
Applications should be lodged via the link. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages addressing the key selection criteria in the attached position description.
Applications are welcome from people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations, people with a disability, Aboriginal Victorians, and Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Applications from people living in communities or regions where TAFE institutes are located are strongly encouraged to apply.
Should you require adjustments to the recruitment process or assistance with your application, please contact and assistance will be provided.
Successful applicants will be required to complete a ‘Declaration of Private Interests’ form.
The deadline for applications is 11:59pm Monday, 13 February 2023. Late applications will not be considered, except in extenuating/exceptional circumstances or disability.