VCAA Board Member

VCAA | Education administration


Role length:
Flexible, 2-3 years
Bimonthly, Half day meetings
Melbourne CBD, online or another location
$10,000 - $19,999

About the board

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is a statutory authority serving both government and Non-Government education institutions.
The VCAA is responsible for providing high quality curriculum, assessment and reporting for early years and school-aged children to senior secondary.
As part of its functions the VCAA:

  • develops policies, criteria and standards for learning, development and assessments which relate to early childhood; and
  • develops policies, criteria and standards for curriculum, assessments and courses for school aged students.

About the role

The primary role of the VCAA Board is to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the VCAA; and to be accountable to the Minister for the discharge of the VCAA’s statutory functions and financial performance. This includes: 

  • setting the strategic direction of the VCAA through the VCAA’s strategic plan and ensuring that the VCAA meets the objectives of the strategic plan
  • monitoring the performance of the CEO
  • approving the VCAA’s annual report for tabling in Parliament
  • ensuring that the VCAA operates subject to any educational and regulatory objectives established by the Victorian State Government
  • overseeing the financial performance and the financial reporting process including internal and external audit functions.

Who we're looking for

The VCAA Board is comprised of individuals with a collective mix of expertise, skills, experiences, and perspectives. While there are no mandatory qualifications, applicants best suited to this role will have educational knowledge consistent with the functions of the VCAA, an understanding of good corporate governance and possess general financial, legal and human resource management literacy.

Applicants will be shortlisted based on high-level skills, experience and knowledge in relation to the key selection criteria outlined below:

  • Experience in education, including a range of school education settings, sectors and/or early childhood, as well as an interest in the role and functions of the VCAA.
  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive and leadership/principal accomplishments in education, business, or the community sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction and be able to contribute to strategic thinking and high-quality decision-making.
  • High-level communication and interpersonal skills combined with a demonstrated ability to liaise and negotiate at senior levels. Highly developed relationship-building and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong corporate acumen with general knowledge of finance, legal and human resource management, together with an understanding of public sector administration and how it relates to legislative requirements.

What you need to apply

Your application should include a professional cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a current resume.

Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be asked to complete and return a consent and application form for a police check, a certified copy of 100 points of identification, and a Declaration of Private Interest Form. A National Personal Insolvency Index Check and search of the Register of Banned and Disqualified Persons will also be undertaken as part of the appointment process.