Program Coordinator Social Services Traineeship Project

at RMIT University

  • Exciting new project role in collaboration with The Future Social Service Institute
  • Part-Time (0.6 FTE), Fixed-Term position until December 2020
  • Competitive salary on offer + 17% super + great employee benefits

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. The College of Design and Social Context encompasses RMIT University's renowned art, architecture, design, built environment, communication, and social science disciplines. The college has 24,500 students and over 1,000 staff located in 8 schools. The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS) is one of RMIT's largest schools. The School's vision is to contribute to a just and sustainable world, and to deliver education, training and research in four areas of focus:

  • Criminology, legal and justice studies
  • Global studies, languages, translating and interpreting
  • Social work, youth work, community services and social policy
  • Sustainability and urban planning

The Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) & The Traineeship Project The Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) is a collaboration between Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS), RMIT and the Victorian Government. The social service sector has an exciting future and by working together we have an opportunity to champion solutions to complex social issues. Most importantly, FSSI will be working to provide those most in need of support and assistance with the ability to pursue the lifestyle they value, through the backing of a highly skilled and growing workforce. Based at RMIT, FSSI brings together the capabilities of VCOSS and RMIT to establish deep engagement and industry led activities of the Institute, and a new model of engagement, collaboration and co-design with industry, service users and carers. FSSI is working with VCOSS to roll out a unique traineeship program across Melbourne. The program aims to engage young people in traineeships in a range of social service organisations. The project will involve working with VCOSS and partner community services agencies to ensure that the young people are provided with the support that they need to succeed in the traineeships.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

As the Program Coordinator, Social Services Traineeship Project, you will work in partnership with VCOSS, Vocational Education (VE) staff in GUSS and in partner TAFEs to co-design curriculum, and ensure outstanding student experience. Specifically, you will implement work under the direction of the Deputy Director, Sector Engagement and Capability Development at FSSI to implement Goal 3 of FSSI: Develop world class VE training programs that push the boundaries of multi and inter disciplinary understandings. You will work across RMIT to ensure that appropriate educational supports are maximised to support students, particularly literacy and numeracy support. You will work with TAFE partners to ensure that trainees are similarly supported in partner institutions. In addition, you will take part in a cycle of co-design and evaluation to ensure that standard setting and innovative vocational education is being delivered and assessed, together with promoting, encouraging and ensuring teaching staff of the program/s maintain similarly high standards.

Skills & Experience Required

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated and sustained commitment to a first class student experience through ability to design and deliver vocational education and training programs to meet the needs of industry and external clients. Capacity to implement strategies to cater for differing learning styles and approaches to study including gender and cultural influences, and the needs of disadvantaged groups is essential to this position. This role will play an important part in effectively leading and managing a team of staff in the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative teaching materials, products and services In addition, you will also have demonstrated highly developed interpersonal communication, leadership, negotiating and educational counselling skills that will enable success with students, industry clients, peers and management. An understanding of policy debates surrounding the current vocational education and training system and a demonstrated commitment to reforms that address gaps and deficiencies are essential to this role.


The successful incumbent must hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from the TAE10 Training and Education Training Package as a minimum qualification. This consists of 10 units (7 core and 3 electives). Alternatively, you must be enrolled to complete the qualification and will be subject to RMIT supervision requirements. Teachers without assessor competencies are not permitted to assess training packages. In addition, you must hold vocational qualifications at AQF 5 or above in a relevant social services discipline area. Please note that this role will also require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

To Apply

For further information, and to view a position description, visit our careers website using job ref #572249.

Applications close on 27 January 2019.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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