Work at the Centre

The Centre is a diverse and inclusive workplace, committed to the health, wellbeing and cultural safety of our staff. We believe diversity of all kinds makes our teams, services and organisations stronger and more effective and encourage applicants of any background, culture, gender, and experience to apply for roles as they become vacant.

Benefits of working with the Centre

  • Up to three days additional leave over Christmas/New Year period
  • Family friendly flexible working hours
  • Paid parental/carer/study leave
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Attractive not-for-profit salary packaging (this boosts your income by reducing the amount of tax you pay)
  • Meal/Holiday accommodation benefit

Program Manager - Home-Based Carer L&D Program

The Learning and Business Development (LBD) unit is responsible for developing and delivering learning and development (L&D) for the child, youth and family services sector and allied sectors. The team works closely with members and non-members to meet industry needs. We deliver nationally accredited training through the Centre’s RTO, industry-wide mandatory training and fee-for-service L&D solutions.

This is a new position in the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare to lead the establishment and delivery of the Home-based Carer L&D Program (currently known as Carer KaFE).

The role of the Program Manager is to provide strategic leadership, guidance and coordination to ensure program activities and deliverables are met under the consortium. Working closely with a wide range of stakeholders, particularly the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) and the child and family welfare sector, carers, Governance Group members and the Executive Committee, the Program Manager is responsible for implementing and maintaining a successful program, throughout transition, establishment phases and then, business as usual.

The role will lead a small team and will work closely with key stakeholders to identify and coordinate the most relevant and engaging L&D activities in relevant subject areas and modes of delivery for carers. The Program Manager ensures that the program provides the best possible learning pathways for Victoria’s home-based carers, based on evidence and feedback from carers, carer peaks and community service organisations (CSOs).

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, confident and highly skilled leader with outstanding project management skills, stakeholder engagement skills, written and verbal communication skills, together with learning and development expertise.

To apply: Please click ‘Apply Now’ and send a cover letter outlining your skills and experience, a one pager addressing the key selection criteria together with your CV via the recruitment platform.

If you have any queries about the role please contact Emily Mellon on 03 9094 3506 or at using the subject line: Program Manager – Home-based Carer L&D Program enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close: COB, 8th May 2023. 

Learning and Development Coordinator

Are you highly organised and passionate about supporting Victoria’s residential care workforce to become a dynamic and highly skilled workforce?  

An exciting opportunity to work for the Centre for Excellence – Victoria’s peak body for Child and Family service has become available in the Learning and Business Development team as the Learning and Development Coordinator- RCLDS.

The Learning and Development Coordinator (RCLDS) is responsible for planning and implementing L&D activities for the residential care workforce under RCLDS. The primary responsibility of this role is to coordinate the delivery of the RCLDS programs (classroom, virtual, eLearning) and ensure a smooth customer experience for participants and organisations that are part of the DFFH funded scheme and to support a high-quality learning environment for adult learners. This role works closely with the Residential Care Workforce Development Lead to support organisations to assess the needs and requirements of the workforce and looks to continuously improve and discover new methods of L&D suitable for residential carers and leaders.

Since 2006, RCLDS and the Centre have hosted the annual Resi ROCKS event to recognise and celebrate the knowledge and skills of the residential care workforce. The Coordinator is responsible for project managing the event from start to finish, in collaboration with Centre staff and reporting to the Centre CEO.

To apply: Please click ‘Apply Now’ and send a cover letter outlining your skills and experience, a one pager addressing the key selection criteria together with your CV

If you have any queries about the role please contact Leesa Scanlan on 03 9094 3539 or at 

Applications close: COB, 8 May 2023.


The Centre’s Learning and Business Development team are responsible for delivering accredited and non-accredited L&D opportunities for adult learners – early career practitioners right through to executive leaders. We provide eLearning, dynamic online training and face to face workshops when possible.

The LBD team are seeking enthusiastic and motivated trainers and assessors, who can enhance our students’ learning experience, knowledge and skills with their expertise. Excellent communication skills, the ability to engage an audience online and to present subject matter in practical ways, are important criteria for the successful candidates to demonstrate.

As a contracted trainer, you will deliver online training throughout the year (with face-to-face training opportunities in the future). Successful applicants will be placed on our CFECFW panel for inclusion in the ongoing delivery of workshops for the child, youth and family service workforce and allied workforces.

To apply:

Please visit the link using the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

For enquires please contact Celeste Oliver, using the subject line: Trainer enquiry via EthicalJobs or phone 9614 1577.

Applications close: COB, 11 April 2023.

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We appreciate and celebrate diversity in all its forms. We believe diversity of all kinds makes our teams, services and organisation stronger and more effective.
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