First listed on: 05 March 2021

Head, Student Records 

NSW Education Standards Authority (‘NESA’) was formally established on 1 January 2017 to improve quality teaching and student learning across all schools and school sectors.  It is responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools, and accreditation of early childhood teachers.

We are looking for Head, Student Records, who will be responsible for the planning, co-ordination and management of the student enrolment, data collection and credential issuance processes for NSW student in years 10, 11 and 12.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your immediate proficiency in the focus capabilities as highlighted in the Role Description. All the capabilities listed in the role description will be assessed at different stages of the recruitment process. 

To view the role description, click here.

Essential requirements:

  • Sound understanding of schools, how they are managed and operate.
  • Sound understanding of all RoSA and HSC eligibility requirements including HSC Minimum Standards.
  • Working with children check clearance

Applying for the role:

To apply for this role, you need to submit an application online via

The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. For the initial application process, you should submit a cover letter (1 page), resume (up to 5 pages) and include a short statement in response to two pre-screening questions.

Pre-screening questions:

Answer the two pre-screening questions below - we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability. Answer with concrete examples and in no more than 300 words per question. Briefly describe the context of the situation(s), the actions that you took, the outcome of your efforts and what you learned from the experience.

Q: Describe a situation where you have led a team to deliver a new initiative. How did you identify the resources needed, ensure goals were achieved within deadlines, and effectively manage the project?

Q: Please outline your experience working with changes in systems and/ or processes. Please provide context of these changes and strategies you used to ensure operational expectation were met.

Under new employment legislation all current and new Public Service non-executive employees are employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities and/or personal development plans. For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here

NESA will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.  If you will require this, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also let us know of your preferred means of communication.

At NESA we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible, part-time or job-share basis.

Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services.  NESA is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, valuing the diverse perspectives that our people bring from their homes and communities.  We encourage applications from women and people with diverse cultural and personal backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, refugees, people with disability, LGBTQI+ people and other diversity groups.

Location: 117 Clarence Street, Sydney
Work type: Temporary Fulltime
Duration:  21 June 2021 until 1 November 2021
Classification: Clerk Grade 9/10
Closing date:  10 March 2021
Total Remuneration: Up to $135,674 per annum (based on $111,078 - $122,404 plus superannuation and leave loading)
Contact: Neal Crocker
Phone:  9367 8465


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