December 22, 2017

Indigenous Education Coordinator- APS6

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Indigenous Education Co-Ordinator-APS6

  • Based at our client’s operation – Darling Harbour – Sydney
  • Non-ongoing position for 3 years with the possibility of extension
  • Identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Our client’s vision is to be a world leader in maritime heritage-engaging communities and increasing their appreciation of the importance of the oceans, seas and rivers to our past present and future.

Purpose of the role;

  • Take the opportunity to shape and share Indigenous Australian stories with a national audience.
  • You will need to review, develop, deliver and refine our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education programs to ensure quality and accessibility.
  • Specifically, you will assess existing school programs and lead improvement initiatives through content development, training and support of delivery staff.
  • You will develop innovative, best practice teacher and student resources linked to the Australian Curriculum in both primary and secondary year levels with a focus on digital resource development.
  • Engage with Indigenous communities nationally to ensure effective outreach education programs. Liaise with internal and external client stakeholders and provide advice on best practice strategies for meeting educational outcomes.


  1. Ensure the quality, cultural relevance and cultural appropriateness of the client’s onsite Indigenous education programs
  2. Develop innovative digital resources for 21st century classrooms
  3. Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education programs and resources to the wider educational audience.
  4. Develop and deliver Indigenous Education programs for students and teachers to ensure the client is class leading in quality, impact and cultural awareness

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience required;

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a willingness to share this knowledge with colleagues in order to create increased understanding in a cultural institution setting.
  • Demonstrate understanding of cultural protocols and sensitivities needed in institution setting
  • Demonstrated experience developing Indigenous education learning resources and working with Indigenous communities toward the development of content.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a range of high quality, innovative and effective education programs for primary and secondary schools.
  • Comprehensive and demonstrated knowledge of modern education practices and the National Curriculum, especially as it relates to digitally based programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a small team, volunteers and resources.
  • Exceptional oral/written communication skills, and proven ability to work as an effective member of a team.
  • Sound understanding of contemporary trends and developments in education and learning, technology, policy and funding initiatives.
  • Willingness to work after hours, on weekends and travel to support the outreach and out of port programs.

Mandatory Criterion:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to legislative and APS requirements in relation to WHS responsibilities, equal opportunity, APS values & code of conduct; commitment to workplace diversity and working in a team environment.
  • Capability to participate in the client’s Performance Management Program and Rehabilitation Management Program, including conducting mid cycle and end of cycle reviews in a timely manner. With a view to achieving 100% completion rate for all direct and indirect reports.



  • Bachelor’s degree from college or university in teaching or relevant field; or two to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Further information for applicants;

  • A Police check will be conducted pre-employment as a condition of engagement across many Commonwealth Government entities.
  • Please attach your Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander document (if this not possible due to situational circumstances please call us to discuss and we will assist in working with you)

For further details please contact Bryan Creith at

Your interest will be treated in the strictest confidence.

FIRST PEOPLE Recruitment Solutions is a 100% Indigenous owned and managed recruitment agency providing contract placements, fixed term contracts and permanent recruitment solutions to the Commonwealth Government, Community sector and Corporate Australia.

Our Head Office is based in Canberra with a national reach to all the states and territories, regional and remote areas of Australia.

FIRST PEOPLE Recruitment Solutions encourage applications from Indigenous Australians and Non-Indigenous Australians together with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

This position is an Aboriginal and Torres Islander identified position. This is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people under Clause 26 of the Public Service Commissioner’s Direction 2016

How to Apply

Please apply directly to Bryan Creith at

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