11 Jun 2024
10 Aug 2024

  • Full Time, Ongoing Role
  • Annual Salary between $114,788 - $121,680 + Super based on skills and experience
  • Support the Electrical department's staff and students!
  • Located at our Heidelberg campus with car parking on site.

About the Organisation:

Melbourne Polytechnic is a learning organisation that has been delivering vocational training since 1912. Learning at Melbourne Polytechnic is a unique experience with an applied focus. delivered by teachers with real-world experience and expertise.

At Melbourne Polytechnic we are committed to providing high quality, innovative, applied and future focused, purposeful education and training to students, industry and communities. Our teachers are passionate and established in their professions and look guide students in theirs. We know that circumstances can create barriers to learning, so we offer our students personalised pathways, flexible study options and learning support.

About the Role:

The Program Leader Electrical position provides educational leadership to staff and students across the Electrical department programs, and support the operational activities for delivery lifecycle. This includes quality assurance, student and staff issues, student progress, staff and student recruitment, teacher management and program financial management.


  • Coordinate courses relevant to the department as delegated by the Manager.
  • Ensure all training and assessment delivered is aligned to the relevant Training and Assessment Strategy.
  • Roster and allocate duties and teaching rosters fairly across the department and manage teacher absences.
  • Conduct performance discussions and annual reviews for Lead Teachers and teaching staff.
  • Provide educational leadership at a high level for staff and students within the programs on educational related matters to develop a high performing and engaged team.
  • Adhere to, monitor and report on performance against allocated budgets.
  • Identify and develop requirements for a professional development plan for Lead teachers and teachers in line with the future needs of the department.
  • Identify staffing needs and participate in recruitment activities as required.
  • Coordinate and lead the student selection and assessment in conjunction with lead teachers of programs.
  • Coordinate, run and participate in department meetings and industry meetings as required.
  • Manage student grievances where applicable.

For a full list of key responsibilities and duties, please view the position description.

Skills and Experience Required: 

  • A degree or diploma relevant to the courses offered within the department.
  • A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or higher qualification in adult learning.
  • 5 years' experience working within the relevant industry.
  • A current Working with Children Check (Employee) and Police Check.
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively lead and manage a team of staff in the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative teaching materials, products and services.
  • Evidence of the ability to lead and manage teaching staff.
  • Demonstrated effective organisational skills in the planning, development, implementation, operation and review of programs to achieve a quality-learning environment for students and staff.
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of the vocational education and training sector, and of the training requirements of relevant industries.
  • Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal communication, leadership, negotiating and educational counselling skills that will enable success with students, industry clients, peers and management.
  • Knowledge of current issues in vocational education and training, particularly as they relate to the areas taught within the program area (desirable).
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems and the ability to support the team to develop curriculum (desirable).

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents for your application to be considered Click Here

  • Current CV
  • Cover Letter (Please ensure that you address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description)

For further information on the role, please contact the hiring manager via email: or via phone: (03) 9269 1644.

If you email us, please make sure you put the job title and job number in the subject line.

Please note, applications received via email will not be considered - you must apply via the website.

Candidates must hold a valid Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC). A lodgement receipt is not a valid alternative; the approval email with the lodgement of a WWCC card number can be accepted.

A National Police Check is required for the successful applicant.

We will be shortlisting immediately. Don’t delay, apply today!

Recruitment Agencies

Please be aware for us to engage with you, we require internal pre-approval and you must be on the State Purchasing Contract (for Victorian government common use goods and services). We will engage with you and your agency once we have the approvals.

Diversity and Inclusion

Melbourne Polytechnic is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation, by ensuring that children and young people are protected from abuse or harm.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. This means we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disabilities, people who are LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job, with age being no barrier.


Preston, VIC

Full Time  

Electrical & Communication > Electrician

$114,788.00 - $121,680.00 Annually

Electrical & Communication;  Electricity Supply Industry  

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