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Project Officer, Education & Engagement, APS Level 6, Australian Building Codes Board

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term, Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: APS Level 6

About the team

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) office is a professional technical and administrative team that supports the Board and its ongoing work program. The ABCB’s mission is to oversee issues relating to safety and health, amenity and accessibility, and sustainability in buildings. This is predominantly done through the National Construction Code (NCC).

As part of a dynamic organisation, this is an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic team reviewing and developing NCC supporting materials and assisting in stakeholder engagement and communication activities whilst gaining a broad insight into the building and plumbing industries. Help us to help more people understand what the NCC is and how to use it!

The role of Project Officer sits within the Education and Engagement team of the ABCB’s Business Transformation section. The team comprises of two areas: Education and Engagement. Both play an important role in ensuring building and plumbing practitioners are both aware and understand the NCC and the performance-based nature of the code. With responsibility for developing and communicating on a range of materials that support the NCC including handbooks, infographics, training materials and YouTube clips, you’ll be part of a team delivering on varied high profile projects.

Our ideal candidate

The successful candidate will ideally have significant experience and/or tertiary qualifications in a building/construction/plumbing related discipline. Experience in communications/public relations (or similar) field, with an interest in stakeholder engagement and the building and construction industry is also desirable. A good understanding of the NCC is critical along with good research and organisation skills and the ability to work in a small team.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • knowledge of the NCC, including understanding the performance-based nature of the code
  • excellent interpersonal skills, writing skills and
  • the ability to communicate simply and effectively to different stakeholders.

What you will do

The Business Transformation Section of the ABCB comprises of skilled individuals working collectively to support the ABCB’s work program in areas such as, ICT, stakeholder engagement and education and training.  They have responsibility for developing a range of materials including handbooks, infographics, training materials and YouTube clips as well as managing the ABCB’s key communication channels, such as the ABCB website (, social media and large scale email notifications.

The primary duties of the position include working as part of the Education and Engagement team to assist with the development and/or review of education/supporting material. You may also be required to provide assistance in delivering communication activities to raise awareness of such material to increase their uptake and use.

The position reports to a Senior Project Officer, who in turn reports to a Director, Education and Engagement.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • write and/or review new and existing materials about the NCC for industry audiences
  • conduct research and identify opportunities to improve existing materials, addressing stakeholder requirements
  • assist with communication activities relating to the raising awareness of NCC supporting material including liaising with industry associations and practitioners.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


This non-ongoing position is located in Canberra and may occasionally involve interstate travel.

This position is being used to fill a current non-ongoing APS6 opportunity for up to 18 months.

A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing APS6 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

How to apply

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide:

  1. an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (limit your response to between 300 and 500 words)
  2. tell us about three (3) professional achievements within the last 5 years that you are proud of (limit your total response to between 300 and 500 words)

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Libby Beech via or (02) 6213 6027.

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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