2020 ATAR course examinations - Chief Supervisor position

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is seeking applications from suitably qualified people interested in being a Chief Supervisor for the 2020 ATAR course written examinations. These examinations will be conducted from Monday, 2 November to Friday, 20 November 2020 and are typically two and a half or three hours in duration.

Important information for ATAR course written examination Chief Supervisor applicants

Before completing an application, read the information below about relevant employment conditions and responsibilities.

A Chief Supervisor is appointed to each examination centre. The Chief Supervisor has responsibility for the supervision of candidates at that centre and allocates supervisors for each examination being held at the centre.

The role of a Chief Supervisor is to ensure that the ATAR course written examinations are conducted in accordance with the instructions of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. The Chief Supervisor’s duties are to:

  • liaise with school administration and check the allocated venue regarding accommodation suitability for the examinations
  • check that the correct stationery and examination papers have been delivered to the centre
  • ensure the storing of deedboxes in a secure location, which may involve heavy lifting
  • set-up the examination rooms and all of the materials required for each examination session
  • check and charge electronic equipment that may be required
  • roster supervisors to examination sessions and brief them accordingly
  • distributing a copy of the Instruction manual for ATAR course written examinations and the Handbook for supervising the ATAR course written examinations 2020 to each supervisor prior to the commencement of the examinations
  • ensure that the examinations are conducted fairly, and in accordance with the requirements set out in the Handbook for supervising the ATAR course written examinations 2020
  • supervise every examination at their appointed examination centre
  • actively observe, assist and monitor candidates during the examinations, and report any suspicious behaviour or breach of examination rules to the Manager – Examination Logistics
  • supervise candidates who have been given approval for special examination arrangements
  • deliver completed scripts immediately after each examination to collection points
  • complete and submit the Supervisor payment form and other relevant documents at the end of the examination period and recommend supervisors, where appropriate, for possible future appointment as Chief Supervisors
  • arrange the return of metal deed boxes and surplus stationery (e.g. examination papers) at the conclusion of the examinations.

If appointed to an examination centre the Chief Supervisor will be required to successfully complete an online training program.

Applying to be a Chief Supervisor

Applicants are requested to apply for a Chief Supervisor role online using the relevant form and to upload a brief one page resume highlighting your skills and experiences relevant to the position. This resume should include relevant work experience (i.e. teaching background, invigilator at University, conducting examination supervision at schools for Year 11 or mock examinations etc.)

Applicants can nominate a preferred examination centre at which they would like to work. However, we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated your preferred centre.

Employment requirements

If your application is successful, you will be required to obtain a:

  1. Current Working with Children Check (WWC Check). Legislation requires that all people working with children have a current WWC card. Once you are offered employment you will be able to apply for a WWC card.
  2. All Department of Education employees must have a current Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check Screening Clearance Number (SCN) through the Department’s Screening Unit before commencement of work. Once you are offered employment you will be informed if you already have a current SCN or need to apply for a SCN (cost $46).

Chief Supervisor applications close on Friday, 31 July 2020

Applications received will be acknowledged. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by mid-August 2020.

Apply Online

Further information
Roslyn Parnham – Examination Officer
(08) 9273 6729