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The Australian Education Union represents and advocates for teachers, principals and education support staff working in public education in schools, early childhood, TAFE and adult education.

If you have a passion for public education, social justice and the union movement, then consider a career with the AEU.

We currently have one vacancy.

Research Officer

The union has a full-time (1.0 FTE) permanent vacancy for a Research Officer in our Melbourne office. The position is flexible and part-time options are available for the right candidate. 

The Research Officer will work with other research officers, leadership and staff to undertake research and develop policies to maintain the AEU’s role as the leading advocate for AEU members and public education.

Remuneration: The full-time annual salary for this position is $117,286 plus 16.5% superannuation.

Enquiries: Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Justin Mullaly, Deputy Branch President, on [email protected]

Applications: Send to Jenny Evans, HR and Organisational Development Manager, AEU Victorian Branch, by email to [email protected] by midday Friday 25 June 2021 

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Applications will not be considered unless they address the following selection criteria


  • Demonstrated skills and experience in undertaking formal research.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in developing professional/curriculum policies in an education setting.
  • Capacity to contribute to strategic policy development in the education industry.
  • High level written and interpersonal communication skills, including an ability to liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • An understanding of the Victorian and Australian education systems and a familiarity with international systems.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the key issues, and theories in the education field.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Education or another relevant field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to unionism.
  • An understanding of and commitment to public education.
  • Understanding of gender and employment issues as they apply to a union in which the majority of members are women.
  • High level computer skills and knowledge including use of Word and Excel.

Highly desirable

  • Post Graduate qualification in Education.
  • Demonstrated capacity and experience in data management and analysis.

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