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Posted: Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 12:23 AM


Research Associate


At Australian Industry Standards (AIS), our focus is on helping Australian industries to develop future-focused, world-class qualifications for their workforce. Formerly known as TLISC, we are a company with over 20 years' experience and our expanded role involves assisting a broad range of industry led committees to develop the national qualifications and standards that industry needs.

Our standards are high. Always. We hire the best minds, who bring with them deep technical skills, proven expertise in workforce development, and who have an inbuilt commitment to servicing industry. Our reputation is one of developing high-quality qualifications through transparent and open engagement allowing us to be a highly regarded and trusted partner of industry and Government.

The Role

This is an opportunity for a skilled, self-starting individual, ideally with experience of both Vocational Education and Training (VET) and industry skills and workforce development, or productivity domains who is interested in contributing to Australian Industry Standard's (AIS) research and industry intelligence capability. The role requires a flexible and adaptable individual, capable of managing competing priorities within a fast paced and high pressure environment and who has academic level writing skills. We are looking for someone who has demonstrated experience in the production of high-quality, evidence-based, intelligence reports.

Key Accountabilities:

The Research Associate will:

Provide project-based support for industry intelligence gathering and research activities, including those supporting Industry Reference Committee's, AIS projects, and international projects.
Undertake high-quality investigation, analysis and reporting to support the development of Business Cases, Work Plans, Cases for Endorsement, Companion Volumes and other submissions required to support Industry Reference Committees.
Supports the Stakeholder Services Manager in the development of intelligence collection and monitoring systems.
Perform regular environmental scans, and provide reports which maintains corporate knowledge of skills related issues in the industries AIS supports.

Key Selection Criteria

Experienced in developing and undertaking research projects, along with demonstrated high level writing skills, for example, preparation of research reports, literature reviews and/or other publications.
Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills including liaison, consultation and negotiation skills demonstrated in dealing with internal and external stakeholders to achieve team and organisational goals.
Ability to present complex information in a meaningful way both visually and through written communications and reports, considering the needs of the audience.
Displays flexibility and responsiveness and has the initiative, attitude and ability to thrive within a dynamic challenging and changing environment.
Strong critical thinking skills and judgement as well as the ability to provide credible input at the strategic and operational levels of the business.
Demonstrated understanding of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) and/or industry skills and workforce development, or productivity domains.
Applied project management experience inclusive of project development, planning and reporting.
Team player with proven ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and have excellent attention to detail.
To be considered, you will have:

Relevant academic qualification, or equivalent demonstrated through professional experience.

Demonstrated experience in a research, writing or policy role in the Vocational Education and Training (VET), industry skills and workforce development, and/or productivity domains.

David Howlett 9604 7206

• Location: Melbourne

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