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Manager Foundation College

  • Lead, coach and inspire
  • Full time | 3 year contract available
  • Location: Based at Dandenong Campus


Chisholm is Victoria’s premier public vocational education and training provider, with campuses located across Melbourne and the south east.

Each year, we welcome some 38,000 students from over 43 culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. More than 1,400 passionate and dedicated Chisholm employees work together to deliver quality training and education in Melbourne’s south east manufacturing heartland and key residential growth corridor.

A Victorian Government-owned TAFE, we aim to lead the way in education and training to inspire success and transform lives.

Our purpose is to excel in education and training and be respected and valued for enhancing the social and economic futures of individuals, industry and communities.

Our drive for commercial success is underpinned by our core values of Opportunity, Integrity, Collaboration, and Achievement.

In the past 20 years, we have grown significantly to become a multi-sector institute, delivering a broad range of education and training programs and services in higher education, vocational education and training (VET) and school sectors across ten campuses in Victoria, online, in the workplace and overseas with partner educational and government organisations.

We offer more than 250 courses, from VCE/VCAL/VETiS, through to nationally accredited qualifications such as certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and short courses.


An active member of the Chisholm Leadership Group, this role provides operational and strategic leadership in Foundation College. This role leads the Institute’s collective offering for Government and fee-for-service funded programs in general education, work education, academic learning skills, employability skills and English language education for diverse cohorts of learners.

Your key accountabilities will be to:

  • Ensue a high quality of teaching outcomes, compliance with industry standards and regulations
  • Provide strategic and operational educational leadership
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation
  • Create business growth


You will have relevant tertiary qualifications and demonstrated ongoing professional development.

Crucial to your success will be your proven track record in leadership and management role in an education environment. You will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders in a highly collegiate manner. You will have proven experience in the development and achievement of strategic objectives. You will have proven success in process improvement and seeing projects through to delivery.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


At Chisholm, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.


Applications for this position close 10AM Thursday 13 August 2020.

All applications should be via Chisholm’s Online Job Portal.

Applications should include:
  • A covering letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact details of three (3) referees

Appointment to this position is subject to satisfactory completion of Safety Screening requirements including but not limited to:
  • Valid Employee Working With Children Check
  • National Police Check
  • International Police Check (if applicable)
  • Verification of unrestricted work rights in Australia, eg citizenship, passport or birth certificate
  • Certified copies of qualifications and transcripts

If you have any questions regarding the position or require further information please contact Naida Osmancevic – People, Culture & Safety Coordinator on 03 9212 4600.

Chisholm Institute reserves the right to withdraw an advertised position at any stage.

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