Casual Technical Officer - Plumbing

Chisholm Institute

Dandenong, VIC

Posted 7/31/2020

  • 4 Positions Available
  • Hourly Rate: $38.03
  • Location: Dandenong


Chisholm is Victoria’s premier public vocational education and training provider, with campuses located across Melbourne and the south east.

Each year, we welcome some 35,000 students from over 43 culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. More than 1,400 passionate and dedicated Chisholm employees work together to deliver quality training and education in Melbourne’s south east manufacturing heartland and key residential growth corridor.

A Victorian Government-owned TAFE, we aim to lead the way in education and training to inspire success and transform lives.

Our purpose is to excel in education and training and be respected and valued for enhancing the social and economic futures of individuals, industry and communities.

Our drive for commercial success is underpinned by our core values of Opportunity, Integrity, Collaboration, and Achievement.

In the past 20 years, we have grown significantly to become a multi-sector institute, delivering a broad range of education and training programs and services in higher education, vocational education and training (VET) and school sectors across ten campuses in Victoria, online, in the workplace and overseas with partner educational and government organisations.

We offer more than 400 courses, from VCE/VCAL/VETiS, through to nationally accredited qualifications such as certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and short courses.


As a Casual Technical Officer – Plumbing you will be accountable for providing technical support, advice and recommendations to ensure the effective operations of Plumbing Programs including Fee for Service and Short Courses.

The position is expected to ensure the appropriate allocation of materials and resources to support the delivery of programs, drawing upon knowledge and experience gained from the plumbing and associated industries, their processes and practices.

You will be a key and active participant of the Plumbing team and will also assist in the promotion of regular programs ensuring that customer service standards are maintained. A key deliverable of this role is to oversee issues relating to OH&S for areas within the Plumbing facility and respond to procedures identified within government regulations.

The Technical Officer also supports and facilitates safe workshop access and use for students.

Technical Officers are expected to liaise on a regular basis with the other technicians across the business area, both on and across campus, to maintain standards and consistency of system operations.

Your key accountabilities will be to:

  • Support the diverse demands for preparatory procedures and practices for government funded and fee for service courses.
  • Ensure the appropriate allocation of materials and resources are provided to support delivery of programs within the specific industry areas.
  • Liaise with suppliers to determine the best and most economic products to be purchased.
  • Organise the repair of equipment and workstations to ensure the efficient operation of the full range of departmental equipment and resources and maintaining systems and records that are in compliance with auditing regulations.
  • Provide support, advice and recommendations to ensure the effective operations of the Plumbing programs, including Fee for Service and short courses.
  • Ensuring correct Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) practices and procedures are maintained in accordance to legislation.
  • Ensuring that plumbing procedures comply with statutory requirements under the ‘Handling and Storage of Dangerous Goods’ legislation.


You will bring the following skills and experience with you:

  • Relevant vocational qualification and appropriate experience in a Trade area
  • Current drivers licence
  • Desirable current Forklift Licence
  • Ability to carry out hands on technical activities, coupled with demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools (such as power tools)
  • Demonstrated computer skills across systems including Microsoft and Adobe C.S
  • Sound understanding of OH&S issues in relation to materials, equipment and practices.
  • Experience in stock control, basic financial control and data collection procedures
  • Experience working within the Vocational Education and Training sector desirable
  • High level Word processing and Excel computing skills desirable.
In addition to this you will enjoy working collaboratively within a diverse team, be highly motivated with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


At Chisholm, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.


Applications for this position close 9am Tuesday 11 August 2020.
Applications should include:

  • a covering letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact details of three (3) referees

Appointment to this position is subject to satisfactory completion of Safety Screening requirements including but not limited to:

  • Valid Employee Working With Children Check
  • National Police Check
  • International Police Check (if applicable)
  • Verification of unrestricted work rights in Australia, eg citizenship, passport or birth certificate
  • Certified copies of qualifications

If you have any questions regarding the position or require further information please contact Andrew Ulbrick, Education Manager, Plumbing on 03 9212 5346.

Chisholm Institute reserves the right to withdraw an advertised position at any stage.

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