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Head of VET Early Childhood Education Programs

Location:                          Negotiable
Employment Type:          Fixed Term Part-Time FTE 0.4 (2 days per week, 15.2 hours)

  • Great team culture
  • Location negotiable
  • Fixed term part-time role (2 days per week)

About this Opportunity: 

The Head of VET Early Childhood Education Programs is responsible for the leadership and management of the Early Childhood Education Programs.

This is a 12-month fixed term part-time position (2 days a week) with a negotiable location.

Your new team: 

Alphacrucis College is a leading Australasian Christian college, with campuses in every Australian capital and Auckland, and with a reputation for excellence in training, teaching and research. We provide our students a Christ-centred education that is relevant for today's generation. Our mission is to equip Christian leaders to change the world.

AC provides courses in ministry & theology, education, leadership, business, chaplaincy, counselling, teaching and music. Our vision is to be a global Christian university, transforming neighbourhoods and nations.


The key responsibilities of the Head of VET Early Childhood Education Programs include (but not limited to):

  • Providing leadership and oversight of Early Childhood Education Programs, and generally overseeing the delivery of these awards;
  • Development, improvement and preparation for accreditation and re-accreditation of the awards, ensuring continued compliance with relevant government standards;
  • Coordinating course offerings in the relevant programs, such as calendars and timetables in consultation with lecturers and training venues;
  • In consultation with the marketing department, focus on the growth of the programs and implement strategies to ensure this growth occurs;
  • Teaching (lecture preparation and delivery), marking and provision of assessment feedback to students within Early Childhood Education Programs and related programs as required;
  • Oversee the provision of academic advice by the relevant faculty;
  • To monitor student progress and retention issues, and report and advise on these to the Vocational Education Student Affairs Committee;
  • To evaluate requests and administer the transfer credits, manage academic appeals, and ensure that those applying for graduation have satisfied the program requirements; 
  • Continued professional engagement in the discipline area by ongoing study and research;
  • Representing the college to the Christian community and general public as opportunity and occasion warrant; 
  • Participating in the various faculty and organisational committees as required.
  • Undertake such training, formal or informal, as the line manager determines is necessary for the development of the role.

To be successful for this position you will have: 

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood);
  • Working with Children Check;
  • Proven leadership, people and communication skills;
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in early childhood education centres, preferably leadership positions in those roles;
  • Completion of, or willing to complete, the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment;
  • Commitment to the Christian faith that informs one’s professional and personal choices and commitments;
  • Evidence of successful training in vocational, education and training, and current chaplaincy or pastoral care experience;
  • Understanding of the mission of vocational and higher education in the church;
  • Successful experience in academic administration;
  • Understanding of VET systems and processes. 


  • To be considered for this opportunity send your resume and cover letter to Sharon Swalling, Human Resources at The cover letter MUST address the above criteria and include detail on your capacity to be part of a Christ-centred organisational culture (i.e. details of any Christian faith, values or church involvement, or of your willingness to be part of a Christian organisation).
  • Enquiries relating to this position can be directed to Sharon at
  • APPLICATIONS CLOSE 7 th October 2020, unless filled prior to this date.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to high volumes of applications, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

** Candidates must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this position **