Data Analyst, NSW Department of Education

//Data Analyst, NSW Department of Education
Data Analyst, NSW Department of Education 2016-10-15T05:48:01+00:00

Project Description


The NSW Department of Education serves the community by leading the provision of world-class education. The department protects young children by regulating preschool and long day care providers. Once children move into school, we provide them with a world-class primary and secondary education. We also work to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) provides data, evaluation and analysis to  support evidence-based decision making, resource allocation and practice for early childhood education and care and education and training within NSW. It is responsible for advising the Government on the State’s performance and supporting continuous performance improvement through data analysis, evaluation and research.

Primary purpose of the role

The role is responsible for undertaking statistical analysis to contribute to CESE’s research and evaluation projects across early childhood, education and training.

Key accountabilities

  • Undertake research and statistical analyses to support the program evaluation work being undertaken by CESE
  • Effectively communicate analysis to a wide range of stakeholders and senior audiences using a range of written, verbal and visual methods, and to publication standard.
  • Build effective relationships and work collaboratively across the Directorate, with staff across the Department and a wide range of external stakeholders to ensure that projects are delivered in a timely and quality manner.
  • Prepare submissions, reports, briefings, speeches and correspondence in a timely fashion to provide advice on education and training issues to senior staff, and to support the effective operations of the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation.
  • Undertake project work to support the effective delivery of the Centre’s high level projects.

Key challenges

  • Managing competing, and at times conflicting priorities, within agreed timeframes and to the required standard.
  • Working collaboratively in cross-directorate and cross-portfolio tea
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of current and emerging trends to ensure that the analytical work supporting the development of the Directorate’s proposals, projects and publications is based on up to date contemporary national and international practice.

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Key Application Responses

Pre-screening questions:

1. Describe a situation where you have had to analyse a complex dataset to answer a question about causality, which demonstrates your success in analysing information and communicating effectively. 300 words maximum.

2. Describe a situation where you have had to work as part of a team to deliver a research project, outlining your role in the project, any problems that arose as part of the project and how you overcame those problems, and the outcome of the project. 300 words maximum.

Essential Requirements:

• Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal education policies.

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