Data Analyst


  • Shape the future of all young Australians
  • Play an integral role in data gathering & reporting requirements for management of educational data for schooling in Aus focused on integrity & quality

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent statutory authority whose mission is to improve the learning of all young Australians.


The Assessment and Reporting business unit wishes to appoint a data analyst to contribute to ACARA’s data gathering and reporting requirements. This role will jointly manage the collection, validation, extraction and analysis of data provision of data sets/reports.


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Data and Reporting, this position will communicate and liaise with data providers to reconcile data quality issues. This position is responsible for maintaining database architecture, naming conventions, tables and data dictionaries and will also support the testing of new systems. The ideal candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work autonomously in a small team, whilst also maintaining relationships with stakeholders.


Essential requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification such as a degree in statistics, psychology, mathematics, economics or other quantitative discipline
  • Experience in data collection, extraction, management, analysis and reporting
  • Experience manipulating and reporting data using statistical tools such as SAS, SPSS, STATA or R.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet tight data request deadlines

This role is a fixed-term contract to October 2021 and is based in Surry Hills, near Central station. ACARA encourages a flexible work environment, however, this position is based in Sydney. For more information about the role, please view the position description – Data Analyst.


Commencing salary range: $84,340–89,998 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation.


Applications will close at 11:59pm on 20 September 2020 – apply here https://aurecruitment.actionhrm.com/myrecruit/newApplicationWizard.htm?pc=iWJsznaYMsO5CBBzvjuojQxx


Comment: ACARA embraces a diverse workforce culture and is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer that welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory verification of your right to work in Australia and a police clearance check and may include a working with children check.