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Pro Vice-Chancellor, Vocational Education and Training

Job no: 849498
Location: Mt Helen Campus, SMB Campus
School/Area: VCO Senior Executives

  • Reposition and reshape Federation TAFE for the future 
  • Lead the delivery of outstanding education and training in regional Victoria
  • Drive a new strategic vision for vocational education and training in a dual sector University

Federation University Australia seeks an outstanding and highly strategic executive with strong leadership skills to drive a new strategic vision for Federation University TAFE.  This key role will provide the strategic leadership to realise the University’s growth agenda for VET and providing the very best outcomes for students, employers and the community.

Reporting directly with the Vice-Chancellor, this is a significant leadership position, with accountability for the development and implementation of new strategies and the creation of a new-wave collaborative model for vocatiopnal and higher education in a dual-sector context.  Working with key stakeholder bodies, the Pro Vice-Chancellor will lead the development and promotion of innovative vocational education programs based on strong , long -term partnerships with industry.

The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding and experience of the vocational education and training sector in Australia. Outstanding leadership and communication capabilities will be essential, with the ability to engage with and influence a range of stakeholders, both internally and with government and industry.  Possessing strong business and strategic acumen, a results-focus and the ability to drive and manage organisational and cultural change, the appointee will bring a passion for creating opportunities and outcomes.  A relevant post-graduate qualification or equivalent is mandatory.

Established in January 2014, Federation University Australia is a dual sector university which is regional in focus, national in scope and international in reach.  Offering excellence and quality in vocational education and training, higher education and research, the University is accessible, inclusive and e provides a supportive learning environment for its students.

The University’s campuses currently span Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera in Victoria and Brisbane in Queensland; and its graduates make a difference to the communities in which they choose to live and work.

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Applications close:

Monday, 2 February 2020

To apply -

Please visit and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference FDUpve1219, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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