Chief Operating Officer

About us

The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is Australia’s flagship investment in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in the Pacific region.  APTC works in partnership with regional governments, industry and TVET training providers to develop a more skilled, inclusive and productive workforce aligned with domestic and international labour market requirements that enhance Pacific prosperity.

APTC is managed by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275) on behalf of the Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The role

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works collaboratively as a member of the APTC Executive and Senior Management Team.  The COO demonstrates ethical behaviour and leads by example to drive organisational change and innovation, including creating new corporate systems and business processes required to support APTC to achieve its goals and purpose, and uphold its values.

The COO has a key responsibility to ensure that the APTC contractual performance objectives are met and is responsible for the provision of strategic advice and for making major decisions that deliver organisational efficiency, effectiveness and greater sustainability. This position has functional accountability for strategic budgeting, fiduciary oversight, legal review and risk management, workforce development and operations of the APTC.  In addition, the COO is responsible for ensuring high standard of property, facilities and ICT across multiple APTC sites within the Pacific region and the ongoing refinement of financial control systems designed to report accurate results. 

This position provides leadership, line management, coaching, direction and operational support to the Finance, ICT, Property and Facilities and Human Resources Teams as well as functional management of the corporate operations across 9 Pacific Island Countries. 

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APTC is committed to diversity, inclusion and the nationalisation of its workforce.  APTC strongly encourages Pacific Island Citizens and eligible candidates from diverse backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.