Job description

  • Ongoing/ Full-Time
  • Location: Parramatta

About The Department Of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education

CESE’s Three Main Responsibilities Are

The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) undertakes in-depth analysis of education programs and outcomes across early childhood, school, training and higher education to inform whole-of- government, evidence-based decision making.

  • to provide data analysis, information and evaluation that improve effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of education programs and strategies.
  • to collect essential education data and provide a one-stop shop for information needs – a single access point to education data that has appropriate safeguards to protect data confidentiality and integrity.
  • to build capacity across the whole education sector so that everyone can make better use of data and evidence.

About The Role

In this role, you will support the in-depth analysis and provision of accurate and timely statistical information that supports senior management in their reporting, policy development and decision-making processes concerning the educational delivery in NSW Public Schools, with a view to improving education outcomes. You will deliver datasets and statistical assets that the Department relies on for the evaluation of student well-being. You will translate reporting requirements into operational procedures to produce high quality statistical outputs, collaborating with colleagues and managing competing priorities. Stakeholders across the Department will rely on your insights to inform the evidence base for decision-making.

For further information please view the role description

About You

  • You have a commitment to ethical uses of data, including an understanding of privacy, data governance and data sovereignty.
  • You have well-developed research and analytical skills, and good oral and written communication skills.
  • You are a result driven individual who thrives on providing the desired outcomes.
  • Relevant experience with a strong focus on data management or quantitative analysis.

Essential Requirements Of The Role

  • Tertiary qualifications in social sciences or a quantitative discipline, e.g. business, statistics, economics or psychology, and/or relevant professional experience.
  • Valid Working with Children Check for paid employment.

Key Knowledge And Experience

  • Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.
  • Experience with SQL and the use of modern analytics tools, such as R or PYTHON.


  • Opportunity to make a difference at Department of Education
  • Flexible work-life balance
  • Competitive salary
  • 35 hour week

How To Apply

When applying you will need to:


Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as well as providing answers to the 2 pre-screening questions below

  • Describe a time when you created impactful data insights for clients/stakeholders. How did you go about it? What was the result?
  • Describe your approach to managing your workload and dealing with competing priorities. Please provide examples of managing unexpected requests with short turnaround time.

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. Successful candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening for this role which includes a Working with Children Check and National Criminal History Check.

This is a child-related role. As a condition of employment, you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number and complete a National Criminal Record Check. Visit the website for more information.

Closing date: 28 March 2023 at 11:59pm.

For role enquiries please contact Raquel Ferreira at or (02) 7814 1467.

We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability. If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team ( ) or visit NSW Department of Education Diversity and Inclusion .

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

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