Principal Manager

  • Department For Education (South Australia)
  • Umuwa, SA
  • Annual Salary: $122,274
  • Annual Leave: 4 weeks
  • Accommodation: Free housing under SA Teacher Housing arrangements (2 bedroom semi detached dwelling, with free power and internet) in either Ernabella or Kenmore Park.
  • Vehicle: Use of a fully maintained vehicle associated with all work operations
  • Additional Leave: N/A
  • Extras: Locality allowance (roughly $94 per week), Remote area tax rebate



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The 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 SACE. Accommodation at Umuwa for students attending the facility is provided through the APY TTC Student Accommodation (A 24 bed dedicated short stay facility that is accessed under school excursion conditions). APY TTC supports students ongoing engagement, remaining at school and thus enabling them to attain their year 12 certificate (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.

APY TTC provides up to certificate 3 level training in the following industry areas: Automotive, Engineering, Construction, Horticulture, Commercial Cookery, and Early Childhood Education and Care, Hospitality (Front of House and Accommodation Services).

The Principal Manager, APY TTC provides leadership, management and oversight of critical programs, projects and activities of the APY TTC, induding developing, implementing and evaluating strategic policy and operational policy that reflects Government, Department for Education and Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara Education Committee (PYEC) directions.

The role facilitates and models a culture of excellence in trade training services, leading and managing a high performing team in the initiation, development, delivery and evaluation, of innovative vocational training strategy, plans, and services, and ensures the effective management and integration of significant financial and human resources.

The Principal Manager, APY TTC Training Centre works extensively and collaboratively with peak industry and employer associations, individual employers, registered training organisations (RTO’s), unions and senior personnel in the local government, non-government and tertiary sectors and interstate systems. This role is required to consult and negotiate with, and provide advice to, industry, community and the eight APY Lands school principals and leaders to facilitate the development of appropriate school structures and preparatory support programs for young people to undertake VET Programs and Transition programs from school to work and /or further education and training.

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