Education Officer - May 2017

The Education Officer works to ensure that Australian athletes are educated on their rights and responsibilities in relation to anti-doping matters.
Position Title: Education Officer
Classification: ASADA Level 2, APS 4
Position Number: A9639
Details: Full-time, Ongoing
Branch: Operations, Sports Engagement
Supervisor: Education Manager
Staff Reports: Nil
Salary Range: $69,457 - $76,376 per annum
Location: Canberra




The Australian Government, as a signatory to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Convention against Doping in Sport (the Convention), implements anti-doping arrangements that are consistent with the principles of the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code).

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is Australia’s national anti-doping agency.

The role and functions of ASADA are set out in the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Regulations 2006 and the National Anti-Doping scheme. ASADA is a non-corporate Commonwealth Entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

ASADA works with sports, athletes, support personnel and Government entities to provide a comprehensive anti-doping program, encompassing:

Engagement Strengthening relationships internally and externally to build anti-doping capabilities and harden the environment against doping in sport.
Deterrence Minimising the risk of doping through education, communications and testing.
Detection Gathering intelligence, targeted testing, and investigation of possible breaches of the anti-doping rules.
Enforcement Managing possible anti-doping violations and presenting cases at hearings and appeals.












The Education Officer is a member of the Sports Engagement section within the Operations branch. Operations is broadly made up of the following areas: Intelligence and Investigations, Sport Services, Education, Science and Results Management.

The Sports Engagement section, which includes the education team, is responsible for developing and implementing education and communication resources which are targeted at athletes, support personnel and national sporting organisations.

The position reports to the Education Manager.


Purpose of the position

The work of ASADA is highly visible in the community. The Education Officer works in collaboration with other members of the Sports Engagement team to ensure that Australian athletes are educated on their rights and responsibilities in relation to anti-doping matters as well as assisting in the promotion and communication of ASADA’s work.


Duties and key activities

As a member of the Sports Engagement section, the Education Officer supports the team to develop and deliver efficient and effective education and communication resources to increase awareness and understanding of anti-doping amongst target audiences.

The Education Officer performs a range of duties including, but not limited to:

  • Assist with the development and implementation of various education programs and resources including face to face presentations, ASADA’s facilitator network, ASADA’s lesson plans for schools, ASADA’s online learning system, and ASADA’s Outreach program;
  • Assist with the development and implementation of various education resources and strategies (internal and external);
  • Present face to face education sessions to groups of athletes and support personnel;
  • Communicate with National Sporting Organisations and other sporting groups on their education activities;
  • Support the Sports Engagement section in relation to achieving the team’s deliverables; and
  • General administrative duties for the education program including the maintenance of databases and responding to general enquiries.



  • Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders;
  • Managing competing tasks and priorities within deadlines;
  • Ensure that APS Values and Code of Conduct are adhered to at all times;
  • Endorse and encourage ‘best practice’ record keeping in accordance with ASADA’s Record Keeping Policy and Information Governance Framework;
  • Cooperate with the employer and comply with all relevant legislation and ASADA’s health and safety policies, procedures and instructions and ASADA’s ICT and Information Governance Framework; and
  • Work and act safely and take all reasonable care to protect personal health and safety and the health and safety of others.


Selection criteria


  • Demonstrated experience in the development of education or communication resources.
  • The ability to confidently present to a diverse audience in a face to face environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain stakeholder relationships (internal and external).
  • Strong organisational, record keeping, and administrative skills including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of tools (skills in other publishing, design or learning management tools would be advantageous).


  • Completed qualifications in education, communications, or a related discipline, or equivalent experience in a communications or education position.
  • Experience in a teaching/education environment or experience producing and delivering material for school students.
  • Understanding of the Australian sporting system/structure.


Eligibility requirements

The successful applicant must be an Australian citizen and capable of obtaining and maintaining a Baseline Security Clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance as required by State or Territory legislation in order to work with minors and vulnerable people.  The successful applicant may also be required to undergo a medical assessment.


Conflicts of interest

The public is entitled to have confidence in the integrity of their public officials, and to know that an Australian Public Service (APS) employee's personal interests do not conflict with his or her public duties.  Applicants will be required to make disclosures of any roles, associations and relationships that would create a real or perceived conflict of interest with ASADA’s role as an anti-doping regulator.


Application process

The selection criteria reflect the knowledge, experience, core skills and personal qualities required for this position. Assessment of applicants during the selection process is based on these criteria.

You do not need to provide a separate response to each of the criteria in your written application.  Instead we ask that you provide a short statement, up to 1500 words, including examples of your experience and achievements that relate to the criteria and the role requirements outlined above.  This statement should clearly show why you are the best person for this role.

Your statement against the selection criteria, together with a completed Job Application Cover Sheet and a copy of your current resume should be submitted to:



Recruitment Officer
PO Box 1744
Fyshwick  ACT  2609


Contact officer

Initial confidential enquires can be directed to Christopher Hume on (02) 6222 4209.


Closing date

Applications should be received no later than 11.59pm on Sunday, 28 May 2017.