VET Lead (Junior) - Acacia Ridge

Date: 14 Sep 2023

Location: Acacia Ridge, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane

YMCA Vocational Schools are dedicated educational institutions committed to providing high-quality vocational education and training programs that empower individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in their chosen careers. With a focus on fostering inclusivity, community engagement and personal growth, YMCA Vocational Schools create an environment where students can embark on transformative educational journeys and prepare for a brighter future. Our Acacia Ridge campus, part of the wider YMCA network, plays a vital role in this mission, offering a range of vocational programs designed to make a positive impact on the lives of our students and the broader community.

YMCA Vocational School Brisbane South is recruiting a VET Lead (Vocational Education & Training) on a Permanent, Full Time basis located in Acacia Ridge, QLD.


We are seeking a passionate and experienced Vocational Education and Training (VET) Lead to join our team at YMCA Brisbane South Campus. As the VET Lead, you will work closely with the VET Coordinator to ensure the delivery of high-quality vocational education and training programs to our students. Your role will be pivotal in supporting our commitment to providing students with the best learning experience possible.


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):


  • Coordinate the development and implementation of training and employment pathways, designed to lead students into school-based traineeships/apprenticeships (SBATs) and employment
  • Build external partnerships with prospective local employers as appropriate to support the VET in School (VETis) Programs, SBATs and part-time/casual employment
  • Facilitate the retention of training and employment partnerships that benefit quality outcomes for students and program participants through the VETis Programs and SBATs as outlined in The Y VET Career Education Framework
  • Assist in the delivery of wellbeing and enrichment programs
  • Create, implement and evaluate a process to select students to participate in VETis and nationally accredited certificate programs as per The Y VET Career Education Framework
  • Participate in prescribed programs including Professional Development and Review, to develop your practice as a VET Lead and expertise in VET, employability and career development



Our ideal applicant will stand out by demonstrating a genuine passion for vocational education and training and a strong belief in its power to transform lives.


This candidate will also meet the following selection criteria:


  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or Career Development, or similar qualification; or significant demonstrated experience in Youth Work and VET and working towards the completion of the above certificate or similar
  • Significant demonstrated recent experience in working with at-risk young people in a VET environment
  • Demonstrated ability in the creation of comprehensive industry-specific programs that provide participants with hands-on experiences and opportunities to link with genuine employment opportunities
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the labour market, employability skills and job creation and acquisition strategies; the ability to impart this knowledge to students in engaging and creative ways
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to provide high quality reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and build strong, effective relationships with diverse groups
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate, or willingness to obtain them
  • Positive Notice Blue Card, or willingness to obtain one



The YMCA offers a range of fantastic employee benefits which includes:


  • Salary Packaging (up to 15,900 per annum)
  • Free YMCA Gym Membership
  • Discounted accommodation at the George Williams Hotel
  • Discounts on YMCA childcare services
  • Discounts on private health insurance through Medibank
  • Full range of additional employee benefits





To apply, candidates must supply a current resume and cover letter that addresses the key selection criteria as outlined above.


Our Commitment

At The Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at The Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police checks) to make sure that the right people are in the right roles. To learn more about our screening processes, click here to view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy:

The YMCA is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people.