Z35 | Subject Matter Expert Languages K-6

Z35 | Subject Matter Expert Languages K-6

21 Mar
Legal Aid NSW

21 Mar

Legal Aid NSW


Subject Matter Expert Languages K-6-0000878Q

Subject Matter Expert Languages K-6

The NSW Education Standards Authority (‘NESA’) was formally established on 1 January 2017 to improve quality teaching and student learning across all schools and school sectors. It is responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools, and accreditation of early childhood teachers.

The Subject Matter Expert Languages K-6 is responsible for providing expertise to support the syllabus development for the curriculum reform process. The role involves leading the development of the Languages K-6 syllabuses and support material in other learning areas.

The role requires working collaboratively with the team of Subject Matter Experts across the six learning areas to ensure that there is consistency and coherence in the alignment of the Languages K-6 syllabus with expected standards of achievement and sequencing across all syllabuses. The Subject Matter Expert Languages K-6 will assist in aligning the syllabus with the National Literacy Learning Progressions, the sequence of Language Learning K-6 and the Early Years Learning Framework. The role will also identify points of progress for students to move to the next stage of learning and identify levels of achievements that should be expected of most students at particular points in their learning across the K-10 learning continuum.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your immediate proficiency in the focus capabilities as highlighted in the Role Description. All the capabilities listed in the role description will be assessed at different stages of the recruitment process.

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Applying for the role:

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The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. For the initial application process you should submit a cover letter (1 page), resume (up to 5 pages) and include a short statement in response to two pre-screening questions.

Pre-screening questions:

Answer the two pre-screening questions below - we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in the focus capabilities. Answer with concrete examples and in no more than 300 words per question. Briefly describe the context of the situation(s), the actions that you took, the outcome of your efforts and what you learned from the experience.

Q1: Describe a recent situation where it was important for you to identify, understand and consider the needs and perspectives of others. How did this influence the outcome of the situation? What strategies did you use to consider and address different perspectives and communicate with those involved? What was the outcome?

Q2: Outline a project that you have managed recently in your workplace. What processes did you implement to meet milestones and timelines? How did you work collaboratively with others to deliver the project? What strategies did you implement to communicate with those involved and ensure the success of the project? What did you learn from the experience?

Under new employment legislation all current and new Public Service non-executive employees are employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities and/or personal development plans. For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click 

NESA will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you will require this, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also let us know of your preferred means of communication.

At NESA we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible, part- share basis time or job-share basis.

Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. NESA is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, valuing the diverse perspectives that our people bring from their homes and communities. We encourage applications from women and people with diverse cultural and personal backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, refugees, people with disability, LGBTQI+ people and other diversity groups.

Location: 117 Clarence Street, Sydney

Work type: Temporary Fulltime (31 December 2023)

Closing date: March 26, 2021 11.59pm

Total Remuneration: Grade SEO 2 $144,316 (plus superannuation and leave loading

Contact: Nuala Cummins

Phone: 02 9367 8196


Sydney Region-Sydney City

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Number of Positions

1Total Remuneration Package:$144,316 plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.ContactNuala Cummins-02 9367 8196

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Education and/or training


NSW Education Standards Authority

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