Curriculum Reform Advisor, Aboriginal Education

$147,592 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • 16 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: NSW Education Standards Authority

Job Category: Education And/Or Training

Job Location: Sydney Region / Sydney City

Job Reference Number: 00008DRH

Work Type: Full-Time

Number of Positions: 2

Total Remuneration Package: $147,592 plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Contact: 02 9367 8349 - Leona Stojak

Closing Date: 30/07/2021 - 11:59 PM

Curriculum Reform Advisor, Aboriginal Education

The NSW Education Standards Authority (‘NESA’) was formally established on 1 January 2017 to improve quality teaching and student learning across all schools and school sectors. It is responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools, and accreditation of early childhood teachers.

We are looking for two Curriculum Reform Advisors, Aboriginal Education who will be responsible for providing expertise to support syllabus development for the curriculum reform process. The role involves providing leadership and advice in relation to ensuring syllabuses are inclusive of diverse learners, including students with disability, gifted students and students of whom English is an additional language or dialect. The role requires working collaboratively with the team of Subject Matter Experts across learning areas to ensure that syllabuses are developed using principles of inclusive design, and that learning is accessible and relevant for the range of learners. The Curriculum Reform Advisor, Aboriginal Education will assist syllabus writers and other Subject Matter Experts in ensuring syllabuses appropriately reflect NESA’s equity principles.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your immediate proficiency in the focus capabilities as highlighted in the Role Description. All the capabilities listed in the role description will be assessed at different stages of the recruitment process.

To view the role description click here.

Applying for the role:

To apply for these roles you need to submit an application online via

The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. For the initial application process you should submit a cover letter (1 page), resume (up to 5 pages) and include a short statement in response to two pre-screening questions.

Pre-screening questions:

Answer the two pre-screening questions below - we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in the focus capabilities. Answer with concrete examples and in no more than 400 words per question. Briefly describe the context of the situation(s), the actions that you took, the outcome of your efforts and what you learned from the experience.


Describe your involvement in a recent initiative in Aboriginal Education. What informed the initiative? What challenges did you face? What was the outcome? (400 words maximum)

Outline a situation that required you to lead or work collaboratively to deliver an outcome. What did you do to contribute to team cohesion and task delivery? What result did your contribution make? (400 words maximum)

Under new employment legislation all current and new Public Service non-executive employees are employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position.

Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities and/or personal development plans. For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here

NESA will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you will require this, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also let us know of your preferred means of communication.

At NESA we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible, part- share basis time or job-share basis.

Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. NESA is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, valuing the diverse perspectives that our people bring from their homes and communities. We encourage applications from women and people with diverse cultural and personal backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, refugees, people with disability, LGBTQI+ people and other diversity groups.

Location: 117 Clarence Street, Sydney

Work type: Temporary Fulltime (31 December 2023)

Closing date: July 30th 2021 11.59pm

Total Remuneration: Grade SEO 2 $147,592 (plus superannuation and leave loading)

Contact: Leona Stojak

Phone: 02 9367 8349