Project Officers – Education, APS Levels 5 and 6, Australian Building Codes Board (Flexible)

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne
Categories: APS Level 5, APS Level 6, Project Management

About the department

The department plays a key role in the Australian Government’s agenda to create jobs and build a stronger, more resilient and competitive economy. Our work builds on Australia’s existing strengths, supports businesses to grow, and drives new opportunities for long-term productivity growth and prosperity. The success of the department helps Australia recover from the economic consequences of COVID‑19 and adapt to its ongoing effects. Through our work, we support the government’s economic recovery plan and help to deliver a better future for all Australians.

About the team

Help us build a better Australia!

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) ensures safe and sustainable building and plumbing systems through regulatory and non-regulatory measures.

Are you interested in the National Construction Code (NCC)? We’ll show you how building regulations are developed, in collaboration with Australian governments and industry.

About us

The ABCB is a joint initiative of the Australian, State and Territory governments. We're a standards writing body that develops the NCC and administer the WaterMark and CodeMark Product Certification Schemes.

As a high-performing and influential organisation, we work on contemporary issues affecting the building and plumbing industry. 

In the past few years, our key achievements include delivering national improvements in energy efficiency, accessible housing, fire safety, plumbing performance and more. 

Our small but powerful team is pushing ahead with a bold agenda including climate resilience, supporting the uptake of electric vehicles, further improvements in energy efficiency and more.

For more information about us, visit:

Our ideal candidate

We’re looking for people who:

  • are clear communicators and results driven
  • love working in a team environment
  • enjoy analysis, problem solving and have great writing skills
  • can translate complex and/or technical concepts in a straightforward way
  • use their time and project management skills to deliver on time outcomes
  • are able to develop and maintain expert knowledge in relevant areas.
  • A sound knowledge of the National Construction Code (NCC) is desirable for this role.

What you will do

Two opportunities are available:

  1. Project Officer – Education (APS5)
  2. Project Officer – Education (APS6).

As a Project Officer - Education, you will primarily assist with creating and delivering digital guidance, education, support and events for practitioners and educators to improve understanding of the NCC. Your duties will include:

  • collaborating with key stakeholders across the ABCB, government and industry
  • assisting with projects and relevant stakeholder relationships (e.g. government, industry, educators, NCC users)
  • conducting research, analysis and project planning (e.g. projects, stakeholder engagement)
  • shaping, creating and writing content for digital platforms (e.g. education content)
  • effectively project manage financial and other resources

As an APS Level 5, you’ll be expected to:

  • identify problems and work to resolve them 
  • engage with and actively listen to staff, colleagues and stakeholders 
  • provide impartial advice, and justify positions when challenged
  • structure written and oral communication to ensure clarity
  • monitor project progress and manage priorities. 

In addition to the above, as an APS Level 6, you’ll be expected to:

  • collaborate with key stakeholders across the ABCB, government and industry
  • work under limited direction on moderately complex work
  • explore new ideas, solutions and different viewpoints to complex problems 
  • anticipate and be responsive to stakeholder needs and expectations
  • challenge issues constructively and present persuasive counter arguments 
  • share information and assist to adapt to change and adjust plans as required (e.g. when managing staff or priorities).


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

Positions require a Baseline security clearance and successful candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


Part-time, job-share and full-time applicants will be considered.

Canberra is the preferred location, but co-location with other ABCB staff in Brisbane or Melbourne may be considered. Please reach out to the contact officer to discuss this further.

A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies within 18 months from the date the vacancy was first advertised in the Gazette.

How to apply

Please provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 3500 characters (approximately 500 words) and should align to the key duties listed above.

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. The selection panel may not consider applications containing classified information.

Please complete your application online and provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).

Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application.

Please refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

Contact Information

For more information on this vacancy, please contact Philip Melville at

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