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JOB VACANCY Career Advisor – Skills and Jobs Centre

July 3, 2023 | Uncategorised

About Us

Victoria University (VU) Polytechnic, is the TAFE division of VU and delivers accredited courses, apprenticeships, traineeships and customised training programs that link closely with industry. VU Polytechnic promotes a healthy work/life balance, including hybrid working arrangements.

  • Join an innovative and collaborative team environment focused on helping a diverse range of clients
  • The position is located primarily at our Sunshine Campus, with opportunities to service our outreach locations throughout the western suburbs, including Footscray.

About the Role

The Skills and Jobs Centre (SJC) is seeking a passionate, qualified Career Advisor. This exciting role will allow you to support the delivery of Skills and Jobs Centre services including the provision of high quality, well informed, unbiased and individually-tailored career advice to a wide range of clients. Furthermore, you will be supporting the Manager, Skills and Job Centre with the development and implementation of strategies to maximise the service users’ benefits.

There are three positions available:

2X part time fixed term position at a HEP 6, $82,372 – $89,161 (pro-rata) classification plus superannuation working 29.4 hours per week over a 12-months contract period

1X full time fixed term position at a HEP 6, $82,372 – $89,161 classification plus superannuation working 36.75 hours per week over a 12-months contract period

About the Person

The successful candidate will have:

    • A Graduate Certificate (or higher) in Career Education and Development and significant relevant experience; OR
      A Certificate IV qualification in Career Education and Development and significant relevant experience AND a willingness to obtain additional qualifications.
    • Client/Case management expertise- particularly with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds
    • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
    • Extensive knowledge of the labour market, the VET sector and pathways to Higher Education
    • Ability to operate autonomously as well as in a team environment
    • Well demonstrated capacity to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritise and deliver results
    • Demonstrated capacity to understand and comply with employer policy and complete relevant training.


Duties include (but are not limited to):

    • Providing well-informed, unbiased and individually-tailored career advice;
    • Being engaged in timely individual Skills and Jobs Centre client/stakeholder engagement, communications and ongoing relationship management
    • Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of internal processes to ensure the delivery of a first-class SJC customer service experience
    • Contribute to requisite VSA work plans and reports
    • Participate in the planning of and attendance at various SJC/VU promotional activities and relevant events


    • Salary sacrifice options
    • Professional development opportunities
    • Flexible working arrangements available
    • Paid study leave
    • On-site gym and fitness centre and more!

How to Apply

For a position description and to submit an application please click here.

Applications must be submitted as a single document containing:

    • A cover letter;
    • Your curriculum vitae/resume;
    • Responses to the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Positon Description; and/or
    • Evidence of applicable qualifications, licences and registrations.

For further information relating to the position, please contact Catherine Oldham, Manager, Skills and Jobs Centre, by email at

Applications close 11:59pm on Friday the 14 of July 2023.

Our Commitment to Protecting Country

Victoria University honours its deep diversity as a foundation for collaboration and social progress. We will demonstrate sensitivity in respecting First Nation perspectives. We will ensure that we respect our Indigenous voices and commit to sustainable Protecting Country. We will take leadership responsibility, in all that we do, to improve the health and wellbeing of our local and global communities, and the planet that we share.

Victoria University is committed to inclusion, equity and diversity. VU encourages applications from women, gender diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from under-represented backgrounds in this field and at this leadership level.