Job description

At AITSL, we believe every Australian child deserves a quality

education. This relies on quality teaching and effective school

leadership. We drive effective and inspiring teaching and school

leadership, to improve student learning in the classroom.

Position Title Data Analyst - ATWD

Business Unit Evidence and Impact

Leader Title Principal, ATWD

Employment status Full time to 30 June 2022

Date 5 October 2021

About this role

The Data Analyst role sits within the Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) team of the

Evidence and Impact area at AITSL and will provide data programming, data quality and integrity

analysis and statistical analysis, for the development of reports and publications for the Australian

Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) initiative. Your work will underpin data interpretation and knowledge

translation for the project.

The ATWD is a linkage project that has enabled a national de-identified teaching workforce database

for the analysis of supply trends and characteristics of the Australian teaching workforce. As the

ATWD is a new source of longitudinal national information it is expected that interest in the outputs

and analysis will be high. Consequently, the data analyst must be curious, motivated by and have

expertise in obtaining robust insights from data, skilled in report writing and data visualisation, and

have honed stakeholder and time management skills.

What you will be doing

Using the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare’s secure data environment, you will

  • analyse the unit record data to provide in depth insight into workforce trends

and supply pipeline using univariate, multivariate and time series statistical

methodologies as appropriate for both the nature of the data available and

the policy questions.

  • conduct cohort and times series analysis on longitudinal and time series data

As the data analyst, you will

  • provide expert advice on data quality and perform data transformations to

ensure the viability of the ATWD to address policy questions.

  • scope data proposals and requests in consultation with the Senior Lead Data

Scientist and the Principal – ATWD providing insight into viability and

resources required to undertake the request and prioritising workflow

  • Prepare and write technical reports and/or methods papers for a range of

audiences that document data transformations performed on the data and the

process of data preparation for analysis and reporting purposes.

  • Provide expert advice to users of the ATWD as required, including data

analysts, academic researchers and policy and program staff.

  • Prepare data, analysis and graphical and tabular report artefacts for internal

and external publications.

  • Contribute to the development of reports and other communications pieces

(such as presentations, communications and media collateral) as appropriate

for different stakeholders and a range of audiences including Boards,

Technical Working group, senior management, states and jurisdictions,

teachers and schools.

  • Project manage your responsibilities for data analysis and transformation for

the ATWD, working with the data analysis and translation team to prioritise

work flows to meet project timelines and milestones

  • Any other duties related to the provision of expert data analytical services to

stakeholders as directed by the manager.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a data analyst with at least 5-years’ experience in:

  • data transformation and harmonisation,
  • statistical analysis – both univariate and multivariate,
  • evaluation of data integrity,
  • data interpretation and report writing.

The successful candidate will require coding skills for working with data and familiarity with version

control. Our data transformation pipeline uses Python, data analysis is performed using Python, R or

Stata, and data visualisations created using Python and Tableau.

Experience with survey design using online survey tools and survey implementation would be well


As the data analyst working with a new and building dataset it is expected that you will be able to:

  • identify and undertake data transformations needed to ensure data is fit for

purpose for policy objectives,

  • Experience with survey design using online survey tools and survey

implementation would be well regarded•

  • identify any limitations around the type and extent of data analysis possible

and be able to clearly communicate and manage these limitations •

  • Undertake statistical data analysis, committed to providing insights of highest

quality for policy recommendations.

Although a background in education is not a prerequisite, you will preferably have experience in

analysing data for policy in government or non-government contexts. A keen eye for detail and an

inquisitive attitude are essential.

You will enjoy working in a problem-solving environment and comfortable with multiple tasks, focused

on quality results and responsive to stakeholder needs.


AITSL is a Commonwealth company and not-for-profit based in Melbourne. We are funded by the

Australian Government. The Australian Government is the sole member of the company, represented

by the Minister for Education

As a national body, AITSL was established to promote excellence in the profession of teaching and

school leadership. We work with the education community to improve student learning by:

  • defining and maintaining standards for initial teacher education, teachers and principals,
  • leading and influencing improvement and reform in initial teacher education, teaching and

school leadership,

  • supporting, recognising and extending high quality, high impact professional practice.

We are governed by a constitution and an independent Board of Directors who bring diverse

professional experiences and expertise in educational practice, and research to the work of the

company. Visit: for more information about AITSL.

AITSL is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally

diverse organisation. We strongly welcome and encourage interest from Aboriginal and Torres

Straight Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. We also strongly welcome

and encourage people with disabilities to apply for roles with AITSL.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted via seek and include a resume and cover addressing the key

requirements of the position.

Applications close 9am Monday 25 October.

The shortlisting process will commence immediately so send in your application as soon as possible.

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