Curriculum Reform Manager 11–12

$167,079 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • 26 Apr, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment
Job category:

Education And/Or Training

Job location:

Sydney Region / Sydney City

Job reference number: 00008W9Y
Work type: Full-Time
Number of positions: 2
Total remuneration package: $167,079 per annum plus superannuation and leave loading
Contact: - Kalashree Wakhare
Closing date: 22/05/2022 - 11:59 PM


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.

Primary purpose of the role

The Curriculum Reform Manager supervises and leads a cluster of Subject Matter Experts (SME) who are leading the development of 11-12 syllabuses.

The role requires close collaboration and shared responsibility with the syllabus development and curriculum reform teams for the development of syllabuses, support material, consistent reporting of consultation and syllabus implementation across a cluster of learning areas. The role contributes to meeting the objectives of the curriculum reform based on the findings of the NSW Curriculum Review.

Key accountabilities

Providing strong and effective leadership and management to support an SME team in the delivery of 11-12 syllabuses that demonstrate a clear continuum of learning across K-12 within the announced curriculum reform timeframe across the KLA

Providing operational oversight of the SME team for the delivery of various elements of the reform agenda

Supporting and maintaining a consistent understanding of their role and ensuring a consistent high standard and quality in deliverables

Fostering a positive, collaborative and respectful workplace culture while working in time-sensitive high stakes reform projects

Working closely with the Curriculum Operations Reform Team and other NESA units to ensure that syllabuses meet the reform agenda and are inclusive and accessible to all students especially Aboriginal students and students with a disability and provide authentic and manageable opportunities for learning across the curriculum

Providing advice and expertise regarding aligning aspects of syllabuses with the findings of the Curriculum Review and the NSW Government response to the Review.

Using technology effectively to support the syllabus development process.

Contributing to other duties as required by the Curriculum Reform Lead or Director.

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.

Applying for the role:

To apply for this role, you will need to submit an application online via

To view the role description here

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) and resume (up to 5 pages), which make clear how you meet the essential requirements for the role, including a short statement in response to each of the two pre-screening questions.