STEAM Technical Officer, Bendigo Tech School, La Trobe University


  • Research, deliver and maintain technology solutions to learning
  • Full time, 2 year fixed term role
  • $73,573 – $79,638 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation


About Bendigo Tech School

Bendigo Tech School is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to developing future work skills needed by young people – critical thinking, designing solutions, effective communication, working collaboratively, embracing technology and the ability to work flexibly to leverage opportunities in the overlapping fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Tech Schools are to operate differently to a school. They are high-tech learning environments, with innovative education programs, hosted by a university or TAFE and linked with local industry, delivering real world learning to students. Bendigo Tech School will also deliver professional development for teachers, industry representatives and members of the Bendigo community aligned with the strategic vision of the school and the industry focuses for the Bendigo area.


La Trobe University is proud to have been selected to host and operate the Bendigo Tech School in a new purpose-built facility at the Flora Hill campus in Bendigo. Over 8,000 secondary students from 13 partner schools will be able to access the Tech School for specialised education programs designed to inspire and engage students with interactive and hands-on learning in an environment that is equipped with leading edge technology and includes learning programs focused on discovery, innovation and learning by inquiry.


About the role

The STEAM Technical Officer is responsible for coordinating, diagnosing and delivering technical support to educational programs within the Bendigo tech School.  The STEAM Technical Officer is further required to support students, mentor staff and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to procure and operate IT, AV, VR and Advanced Manufacturing equipment and applications for Tech School programs and events.

In this role you will coordinate delivery and resourcing of technology systems and hardware, whilst developing and maintaining procedures and practices around the Tech School’s IT, AV, VR and Advanced Manufacturing equipment.  You will also contribute to the development of programs through research and integration of systems and equipment, and support staff through coordinating and installing systems.


Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role, you will hold a certificate level qualification in a relevant field or equivalent experience.  You will also have a proven capacity for carrying out practical technical activities using a combination of IT, AV, VR or advanced manufacturing processes and technologies across a range of systems and applications along with demonstrated experience in coordinating the procurement, organisation, preparation and operation of equipment, software, consumables and materials in IT, AV, VR or advanced manufacturing laboratories.  You will have an understanding of STEAM educational programs and contemporary learning principles.



If you are successful in gaining this role, you will be based in Bendigo.  Please read more about this regional Victorian city here: Download File Bendigo Snapshot.pdf


How to Apply

Closing date: Sunday 13 May, 2018 (11:55pm)


Position Enquiries: Graeme Wiggins – Director, Bendigo Tech School +61 3 5444 7598.


For detailed information about the role please review the Position Description below:

Download File Bendigo Tech School STEAM Technical Officer PD.pdf

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.


La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact HR Assist on 9479 1234.


To apply and to view position description please visit and search for position no. 556716 under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.  If you hold a VIT Certificate, this is considered equivalent.


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