Department of Education
Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy
School Curriculum and Standards Authority
Copyright Officer
Pool Ref DOE679511
Level 4, $80,452 - $84,797 per annum (PSCA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE679511

Appointment Pool

The Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy Division is seeking to establish a pool of highly motivated and committed Copyright Officers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 year and up to the end of 2022 year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 year, up to the end of the 2022 year, in the Strategic and External Relations branch.

Suitable applicants will be able to demonstrate and apply knowledge of the relevant areas of copyright legislation. They will possess the ability to engage with staff at all levels across the division, with diverse local/national/international copyright owners, and with intellectual property-related organisations and be able to prioritise multiple workload components within tight timelines.

The Copyright Officer will adhere to copyright compliance procedures and assist in the provision of accurate copyright information to division staff. The Copyright Officer will also identify opportunities to improve procedures and compliance.

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) copyright team operates in a busy, stimulating and challenging area.  The work environment is a collaborative one requiring the applicant to be able to work as a part of a team. The School Curriculum and Standards Division provide quality curriculum, assessment and standards to enable all Western Australian students to become confident, creative learners and active, informed citizens who contribute positively to society.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following: 

  1. Considerable knowledge and understanding of copyright legislation, particularly the provisions relating to government use of copyright material.
  2. Well developed verbal and written communication skills with the ability to liaise with stakeholders at all levels.
  3. Well developed organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure and to tight timelines.
  4. Well developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  5. Well developed computer processing skills, particularly in the use of databases to accurately manage large amounts of information.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

For further job related information

Please contact Janice Greenaway, Senior Consultant - Copyright and Library, by telephoning (08) 9442 9430 or emailing

Application Instructions

Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!

All applications are submitted online.  Simply select “Apply for Job”, located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A two (2) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 20 April 2021.



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Cannington
CLOSING DATE: 2021-04-20 4:30 PM