Pro Vice-Chancellor - Chief Executive CDU TAFE

Charles Darwin University
December 07, 2022
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5-year fixed term, full time appointment
Senior Contract comprising attractive remuneration package and generous relocation assistance
Casuarina Campus, Darwin NT


Drive a new strategic vision for Charles Darwin University (CDU) TAFE in this key senior executive leadership role.


About the Position
As Pro Vice-Chancellor – Chief Executive CDU TAFE, you will join the University at an exciting time and will have the opportunity to establish CDU TAFE, providing strategic leadership to realise the University's growth agenda for vocational education and training. Leveraging strong, long-term partnerships with government, industry, local Indigenous communities and organisations, you will develop and implement new strategies and create a new collaborative model for vocational and higher education in a dual-sector context to provide the very best outcomes for students, employers and the community.


About You
To be successful, you will require:

  • Proven ability to lead the delivery of vocation education training services both nationally and internationally.
  • Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills, including a record of achievement in creating and leading an effective team culture based on collective effort, high performance and engagement, and in managing organisational change.
  • A proven track record in large scale contract management, including winning contestable funding, executing in complex and diverse organisations and geographies and collecting evidence to demonstrate excellence. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage all operational aspects of a Faculty including effective management of budgets and resources.
  • A demonstrated capacity for astute strategic thinking and a proven record of accomplishment in leading and implementing academic and strategic initiatives that positively influence the performance of the organisation.
  • Highly effective relationship building and negotiating skills, with proven ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships, both within the University and with relevant external stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally. 
  • A mature understanding of current and emerging issues and trends in the Australian vocational education and training sector.
  • A demonstrated commitment to academic excellence and continuous improvement.
  • A demonstrated ability to problem-solve and think laterally and to anticipate trends and identify and develop opportunities.

To view the responsibilities of the role please click on the: Position Profile


This is a Senior Executive Contract, and a remuneration package will be negotiated commensurate with experience.


What's in it for you?

  • An employer who values your contribution to build a bigger, better and stronger university
  • Work with a University committed to changing people’s lives for the better through training, education and research
  • An enviable lifestyle within the unique and spectacular Northern Territory
  • Generous relocation assistance
  • Recognition of prior service with another Australian University / NT Government for Long Service Leave
  • Free on-campus parking in designated areas
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging opportunities


How to Apply
All applications must be received online via the 'apply' button and should include your resume and a 1–2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, and a separate response addressing the ‘Competencies’ contained within the position profile (link above).


For a confidential discussion please contact Professor Scott Bowman, Vice-Chancellor & President, on 08 8946 6553 or email     


Diversity and Inclusion
At CDU we actively celebrate our diversity. We innovate, embrace new ideas, and act with courage and kindness. We're about what we can give to the world rather than what we take, and we believe in the transformative power of education. We work hard to make sure every member of our university community feels that they truly belong. Understanding that it is through our focus on our people and leveraging our differences that will make CDU the most connected university in Australia, we are striving to ensure that our culture and our community is inclusive of all our staff, students and visitors. We are committed to maintaining a culture where everyone feels respected, safe, encouraged to speak up and supported in achieving their professional goals. Applications from First Nations people, women at all levels, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disability, neurotypical and neurodiverse people, LGBTIQ+ people, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers are welcomed.


You make CDU. And we want you to be exactly who you are.  


Applications Close: Wednesday 7 December 2022

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