15 December, 2023

Lecture Primary Health Care

Batchelor Institute is the only First Nations dual sector tertiary education provider in Australia. The Institute is uniquely positioned to recognise multiple ways of being, doing and knowing in the world. The Institute recognises the Sovereignty of multiple Nations and privilege the positioning of First Nations peoples as knowledge holders in all educational transactions with Western knowledge systems. To play a key role in understanding of Council’s vision to enlist First Nation’s perspectives, philosophies and practices in all learning and teaching and operations of the Institute.

Primary Objective: The Lecturer Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Primary Health Care is responsible for the delivery of quality Vocational Education and Training (VET) within the context of Batchelor Institute’s role as Australia’s leading First Nations Tertiary Education and Research provider. The Lecturer ATSI Primary Health Care  is responsible for the development and delivery of innovative VET programs underpinned by the Batchelor Institute Both-ways principles of practice as well as contributing to research within the areas of Health and Health Services. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Demonstrate awareness of basic VET educational theories; determine applicability of theories to the learning needs of individuals and groups and contribute to development of resources and programs based on the Batchelor Institute Learning and Teaching Framework which generates authentic learning experiences and to the design of flexible learning strategies.
  2. Use strategies and skills to ensure learner engagement and achievement of leaning outcomes; create supportive learner inter-relationships; use a range of technologies effectively.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence and contribute to the development of assessment tools, or modify existing ones, to suit learner needs and specified context.
  4. Employ a range of methods to ensure principles of assessment and rules of evidence are met in assessment processes and decisions as well as participate in validation processes.
  5. Liaise with enterprises and community to ensure teaching and assessment reflects current industry practices and community values and aspirations. In addition, participate in enterprise and community networks to enhance own knowledge and skills.
  6. Maintain vocational competency relevant to own subject area; keep up to date with industry changes; participate in relevant industry and community events/networks/consultation.
  7. Contextualize program content and adapt teaching practices to suit specified enterprise needs and community values and aspirations.

Selection Criteria – Essential

  1. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in culturally diverse teams within the social, political, and cultural environments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, communities, and organisations.
  2. Knowledge of the social, political, historical, and cultural environments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as relevant to Vocational Education and Training and demonstrated highly developed capacity to work effectively and communicate appropriately with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, communities, organisations, and staff members.
  3. Must possess a relevant vocational qualification at the diploma or degree level combined with 3 or more years industry/professional/vocational experience. Additionally, the successful candidate must have the minimum vocational teaching qualification Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 or higher or be willing to obtain the qualification within a negotiated timeframe.
  4. Current registration with AHPRA or eligible for registration with AHPRA.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in Vocational Education and Training, including managing student progression that will enable VET programs in the relevant teaching areas to be researched, prepared, delivered, assessed, evaluated, and administered in a variety of contexts, including remote contexts and workplace delivery, with reference to the above domains of work requirements.
  6. Demonstrated personal and interpersonal skills for working effectively as a team member to outcomes within an Aboriginal Vocational and Training context as per the above work skill requirements.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of and ability to comply with VET management and administration policies, procedures and business rules and an understanding of the Standards for RTO’s 2015 and relevant legislation and ensure compliance in own work practices.
  8. Must be able to undertake travel throughout the Northern Territory by land, sea and air (e.g. in light aircraft), possess a Northern Territory ‘C’ class drivers’ licence with experience driving on unformed roads, and be prepared to stay in a range of accommodation and in various environmental settings available to Batchelor Institute staff.
  9. Understanding of Work, Health and Safety principles and practices, and ability to comply with Institute WHS policies and procedures.


Additional information: 

  • Applicants must provide at least one Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander referee.
  • Copies of qualifications and evidence of experience must be submitted.
  • Applicants must have an Ochre Card and a current Police Check and/or the ability to obtain these prior to commencement.
  • The COVID-19 Safety Management Plan and other COVID-19 related information Policy and Procedure require all Batchelor Institute workers to have had a third COVID-19 vaccination. Temporary or permanent exemptions apply in certain circumstances.

Applications close: Sunday 14th January 2024

Further information regarding this vacancy is also available from the Institute’s website www.batchelor.edu.au/people/current-vacancies or by contacting the Senior Lecturer Health on 08 89466822

All enquiries and applications are to be forwarded directly to Batchelor Institute Email: recruitment@batchelor.edu.au

All applications must:

– Include a completed application lodgment form

– Individually address each selection criteria

– Include current CV/resume

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.