Job Details
  • Reference374593C_1630486764
  • LocationCanberra, Australian Capital Territory
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted23 days ago
  • ConsultantGillian Stewart

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS6 Policy Officer on a contract for 9 months.

About the Role:

The VSL Design team is seeking two Policy Officers (APS6/EL1 level) to undertake review, reform and policy work, and to support engagement of strategic consultancy to help guide future direction for the program. As this is a newly created team, roles and responsibilities of individual team members will be settled to best reflect skills and expertise across the team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Scoping and strategic consideration of program operations and efficiencies including legislative consideration
  • Development and implementation of operational re-design pathway (including managing legislative changes) that is integrated with broader VSL and Skills reform
  • Management of VSL tuition protection policy, including a multi-sector Review of tuition protection to Ministers
  • Development of an 'Earned Autonomy' model for VSL providers; and
  • Development of a new cost-recovery model across the program.

Skills & Experience:


  • 'Big picture' thinkers, who can also distil ideas into robust, evidence-based advice and deliverables.
  • Candidates with a strategic policy and reform background.
  • Ability to work with legislation, and a firm understanding of the legislative process, including managing policy authority and providing advice to Ministers.
  • Good communication skills, including strong written communication skills, is essential.
  • The ability to be flexible, responsive and pivot work direction.


  • Stakeholder engagement experience.
  • Project management experience in a policy setting.
  • Experience in VET, and the VSL program is welcomed.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a Baseline security clearance.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Gillian Stewart on 02 6268 9935 or email for further discussion.