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The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) is an equal opportunity employer. BOSTES welcomes applications for current job vacancies described on this page from both government and non-government sector applicants. Whenever possible applications should be submitted online using jobs.nsw.

BOSTES is located at – Level 4, 117 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000
The BOSTES postal address is – PO Box 5300, Sydney NSW 2001
View a map of how to get there and where to park.

Current positions

Head, Early Childhood

Teaching Standards Directorate

  • Ongoing full time
  • Principal Education Officer
  • Enquiries: Lyn Kirkby (02) 9367 8392
  • Closing date: 4 October 2016

Expressions of interest

2017 Higher School Certificate examination development

BOSTES invites applications from teachers and academics with appropriate experience and qualifications who wish to take part in the development of the 2017 Higher School Certificate examinations.

Setting or assessing HSC examinations is a rewarding and challenging experience that provides a positive contribution to professional development. It is an opportunity to further develop understanding of assessment techniques and to enhance skills in setting examinations.

Read more about the HSC examination development process or download an application form.


Register of curriculum writers

The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) maintains a register of writers and reviewers to assist with syllabus development processes in NSW. People with expertise in writing and reviewing syllabuses, support documents, work samples or teaching units are invited to express their interest in being included on the register. The register will be used to identify potential writers and reviewers to undertake tasks associated with the analysis of consultation feedback and development of materials to support curriculum implementation.

BOSTES projects require people with expertise in the following areas:

  • Primary Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Human Society and Its Environment
  • Languages
  • Creative Arts
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Technology Education
  • Aboriginal Education
  • Special Education/Life Skills
  • Learning across the curriculum

Selected writers and reviewers may be drawn from metropolitan and regional areas of NSW and may be required to work in an online environment following initial briefings at BOSTES offices. Writers and reviewers will work under the direction of a Project Manager who will have responsibility for coordinating and managing tasks and ensuring that the project is completed to an acceptable standard, on time and within budget. For some projects there may be more than one person involved and team members will need to work collaboratively in these cases.

Writers and reviewers will be selected from the register at various times of the year. There is no closing date for this register. Expressions of interest will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

Confidentiality

Writers will be required to give an undertaking that they will maintain confidentiality in relation to the project.

Placement on the register

Selection of potential writers and reviewers for placement on the register will involve consideration of the following criteria:

  • demonstrated expert knowledge of and practical teaching experience in the learning area/s
  • demonstrated experience in curriculum and assessment development and evaluation in a school context
  • a high level of writing skills
  • a capacity to review and develop materials in an online environment.

These criteria should be addressed in your supporting documentation.

You will be advised if your name has been placed on the register.

Submission of an Expression of Interest

The Expression of Interest form and accompanying statements of support should be submitted to:

Rhonda Clarke
Principal Project Officer
rhonda.clarke@bostes.nsw.edu.au
GPO Box 5300
Sydney NSW 2001

Enquiries regarding the Register of Curriculum Writers can be directed to Rhonda Clarke on (02) 9367 8246.


Register as a VET curriculum writer/reviewer

The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) maintains a register of writers and reviewers to assist with vocational education and training (VET) curriculum development and review. People with experience in writing and/or reviewing syllabuses, support materials and/or samples or units of work are invited to submit an expression of interest for inclusion on the register.

The register will be used to identify potential writers and/or reviewers to undertake tasks at various stages of the year.

BOSTES projects require people with expertise across the industry areas covered by VET Industry Curriculum Framework courses.

Selected writers and reviewers may be drawn from metropolitan and regional areas of NSW. Writers and reviewers will work under the direction of a project manager who will have responsibility for coordinating and managing tasks and ensuring that the project is completed to an acceptable standard, on time and within budget. For some projects there may be more than one person involved and the writers/reviewers will need to work collaboratively.

In the majority of cases, selected writers/reviewers will be required to work at the BOSTES offices at 117 Clarence Street, Sydney. There may be some instances where writers/ reviewers are required to work in an online environment.

Confidentiality
Writers/reviewers will be required to give an undertaking that they will maintain confidentiality in relation to the project.

Placement on the register
Selection of writers/reviewers will involve consideration of the following criteria:

  • demonstrated knowledge in the relevant area(s)
  • teaching experience in relevant area(s)
  • demonstrated experience in curriculum development or evaluation in an educational environment
  • high level of writing skills
  • a capacity to review and develop materials in a contemporary ICT-enabled environment.

These criteria should be evident in your application and supporting documentation.

Submission of an Expression of Interest

The expression of interest along with accompanying statements of support should be sent to:

Principal Project Officer, Vocational Education
Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW
Curriculum and Assessment Standards Directorate
GPO Box 5300
SYDNEY NSW 2001
vet@bostes.nsw.edu.au

Enquiries regarding the Register of VET curriculum writers/reviewers can be directed to the VET team at vet@bostes.nsw.edu.au or (02) 9367 8310.

Statement of Equity Principles

The BOSTES Statement of Equity Principles and related guiding statements inform project and writing teams of syllabuses, support documents, examinations, assessment guidelines and other relevant educational materials produced by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW.

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