Education Officer Honey Bee Coordinator in Australia

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Organisation/Entity: Primary Industries
Job Category: Animal Care

Education And/Or Training


Job Location: Central & North Coasts – Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Newcastle, Hunter & Region
Job Reference Number: 494727
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: Professional Officer Grade 1/4
Closing Date: 18/07/2021 – 11:55 PM
  • Excellent opportunity to develop, coordinate and grow the Beekeeping training program  
  • Located in Paterson
  • Ongoing Full time opportunity offering an attractive salary from $69,973 + super 

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services.

We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

About Us

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

Within NSW DPI, Agriculture (DPI Ag) leads agricultural industry development through extension, science and research, industry policy and regulatory compliance functions to foster sustainable and economic agricultural industries; and provides access to financial loans and grants through the Rural Assistance Authority (RAA).

What will you be doing:

This is an amazing opportunity where you will play a key role in the statewide growth and coordination of the Beekeeping training program at Tocal College. This role will oversee the delivery of quality education and assessment services to both fulltime and part time students in beekeeping as well as supporting a profitable and sustainable agricultural industry and the achievement of Agriculture NSW’s corporate objectives.

Working as the Education Officer Honey Bees you will: 

  • Coordinate the delivery of quality and compliant training and assessment relating to beekeeping as part of Tocal College’s Vocational Education and Training Program
  • Identify and strengthen stakeholder partnerships to grow the program, industry participants and peak industry bodies to maintain the currency of the training program and the value to the beekeeping and agricultural industries.
  • Liaise with employers and other industry personnel to ensure courses remain relevant to industry needs
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest developments and issues in Beekeeping and pollination services
  • Continuous improvement of training and assessment activities consistent with the VQF (Vocational Quality Framework) and other relevant legislation
  • Contribute to the delivery of training and assessment to students in the beekeeping program including trainees and undertake skills recognition where required

What you need to be successful as an Education Officer Honeybee Coordinator:

  • Degree in Agriculture or related field
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or ability to obtain the certificate within agreed timeframe
  • Current NSW Driver Licence and the ability and willingness to travel
  • Current Working with Children Check or the ability to obtain prior to or on appointment

Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)?

Exciting career pathways and opportunities

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government.


Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people.  

Our people: 

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including – public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.

Apply now:

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.

To find out more about this role, please  contact Sally Friis or click here to access the role description

Applications close: Sunday 18th July 2021 @ 11.55pm

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

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