Operations Coordinator

  • Department For Education (South Australia)
  • Umuwa SA
  • Annual Salary: $92784 - $98143
  • Annual Leave: 4 weeks
  • Accommodation: Fully subsidised SA Govt Housing (2 or 3 bedroom house located in either Ernabella or Kenmore Park). Fully subsidised means at this stage rent free, free electricity and internet.
  • Vehicle: A fully maintained vehicle for work related purposes (including commute between housing and the APY Trade Training Centre)
  • Additional Leave: N/A
  • Extras: N/A



About the facility

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Trade Training Centre (APY TTC) is a purpose-built training facility, located at Umuwa, in the remote far north-west of South Australia. Umuwa is the centrally located administrative centre for the APY Lands and provides a destination for young Anangu that is central, on independent land, and provides training in dedicated weekly blocks of time. Students travel to Umuwa from their home community to undertake specific industry vocational training aimed at providing career insight, increased capability, and credit towards their year 12 certificate (SACE). APY TTC supports students’ ongoing engagement, remaining at school and thus enabling them to attain their SACE as well as commencing vocational studies while they are at school. APY TTC is operational for 48 weeks per calendar year and is also available for weekend activity, however does not operate during the December – January school holiday period.

Accommodation at Umuwa for students attending the facility is provided through the APY Trade Training Centre Student Accommodation (A 24 bed dedicated short stay facility that is accessed under school excursion conditions). APY TTC Student Accommodation operates for 48 weeks per calendar year, 7 days per week. The facility is made available on fee for service, with first priority to students attending training at the APY TTC and where capacity is available, to other agencies and individuals requiring short stay accommodation.

APY TTC also offers a combination of seminar room, workshops, meeting facilities (Skype and face to face) and catering, at a fee for service, whilst providing catering industry experience to VET students.

APY TTC currently provides up to Certificate 3 level training in the following industry areas; Automotive, Construction, Horticulture, Commercial Cookery, Hospitality (Front of House Services) and Early Childhood Education.

About the role

The Operations Coordinator, APY Trade Training Centre coordinates and undertakes the planning, implementation and review of the operational requirements and business support associated with programs and activities of the APY TTC and the Student Accommodation. This includes as needed hands-on preparation, cleaning, laundering, catering, grounds, re-stocking and minor maintenance.

The role provides significant operational support to the Principal Manager, including in relation to enhancing business operation, sustainable work roles and flexibility in service provision and works collaboratively with the Senior Project Officer and participating RTO’s in support of improved educational outcomes for Anangu students and the APY TTC objectives.

The successful applicant is required to gain a Department of Human Services (DHS) working with children check (WWCC) prior to being employed which is required to be renewed every five years before expiry. A current DHS child-related employment screening will be recognised as a WWCC until it expires. The incumbent will be required to undertake Responding to Harm, Abuse & Neglect (RAN) training course every three years. For all other Special Conditions please refer to the Role Description.

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Trade Training Centre Website

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