Team Leader - Environmental Studies

Vocational Education and Training
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Team Leader – Environmental Studies
Continuing, full time appointment
Teaching Focused Academic Level B/C - $110,500 – $153,889 pa
Plus 17% superannuation and 6 weeks annual leave
Casuarina Campus

An opportunity for a creative individual to cultivate and nurture a confident and passionate Environmental Studies team.

About the Position
The Team Leader – Environmental Studies will be responsible for managing and leading the team across Charles Darwin University campuses and delivery sites, that include metropolitan, rural, and remote settings. The role is responsible for planning, budgeting, team management, and training delivery. The Team Leader – Environmental Studies will drive student and client-focused education and training programs that align with Charles Darwin University strategic goals and contribute to economic, community, and workforce development. 

Team Leaders are entrusted with developing and maintaining high-level internal and external stakeholder relationships. This includes working with the respective area Team Leaders and executives to drive strategic programs and initiatives as it relates to their respective discipline. This role also involves building strong relationships across disciplines and developing productive industry and community partnerships to meet skills demand in the Northern Territory. 

A focus for the Team Leader – Environmental Studies is the growth in training and services provided by the University in key technical trades or natural resource-related industries, at local, regional, national, and international levels. This will involve high level interactions with regional stakeholders including industry and industry bodies, small and medium enterprises, community groups, local governments, schools, and government agencies. 

About You
To be successful, you will require:

  • Education, training and/or relevant industry experience equivalent to completion of a Bachelor’s degree or higher qualifications in the Conservation & Ecosystem Management or Horticulture or Aquaculture fields.
  • A TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and/or its successor.
  • Demonstrated high level leadership and management skills with the proven ability to deliver outcomes in a dynamic, service focused organisation.
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to successfully negotiate and engage with a diverse range of stakeholders, clients and staff.
  • Proven ability to oversee team performance against outcome and reporting targets within established personnel and operational budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement business and revenue raising strategies and resolve complex problems.
  • High level understanding of tertiary education and training, particularly related to the VET sector and the specific VET discipline and the challenge of training delivery and assessment in regional and remote locations.

To view the responsibilities of the role, please click on the: Position Profile.

Appointment to this role will be at Teaching Focused Academic Level B/C. The base salary will be in the range of $110,500 - $153,889 per annum. The total remuneration package will be in the range of $129,285 - $180,050 per annum, including 17% superannuation.

What’s in it for you?
•    An employer who values your contribution to building a bigger, better and stronger university
•    Work with a University committed to changing people’s lives for the better through training, education and research
•    Opportunities for professional development, paid study and career progression
•    An enviable lifestyle in the spectacular Northern Territory 
•    17% superannuation 
•    Up to six weeks of paid annual leave 
•    Up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave (primary care giver), in addition to government payments (eligibility criteria apply)
•    Recognition of prior service with another Australian University / NT Government for Long Service Leave (recognition applied to qualifying period only)
•    Ability to negotiate transfer of leave entitlements under the Public Employment (Mobility) Act 1989
•    Free on-campus parking in designated areas 
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Salary Packaging opportunities

How to Apply
All applications must be received online via the ‘apply’ button and should include your resume and a 1-2 page cover letter outlining your interest in the role and relevant skills and experience.

For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Suresh Job on 08 8946 7604 or email
Adjustments can be made throughout the application and selection process, as well as during employment to support applicants and employees with disability. CDU’s Workplace Adjustment Policy and Procedure can be found at If you would like to discuss adjustments, please contact the Recruitment Team on 08 8946 6492 or email

Diversity and Inclusion
At CDU we actively celebrate our diversity. We innovate, embrace new ideas, and act with courage and kindness. We’re about what we can give to the world rather than what we take, and we believe in the transformative power of education. We work hard to make sure every member of our University community feels they truly belong. Understanding that it is through our focus on our people and leveraging our differences that will make CDU the most connected university in Australia, we are striving to ensure that our culture and our community are inclusive of all our staff, students and visitors. We are committed to maintaining a culture where everyone feels respected, safe, encouraged to speak up and supported in achieving their professional goals. Applications from First Nations people, women at all levels, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disability, neurotypical and neurodiverse people, LGBTIQ+ people, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers are welcomed.

You make CDU. And we want you to be exactly who you are.  

Applications Close: Monday 4th December 2023

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