2021 ATAR course written examinations - Supervisor position

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is seeking applications from suitably qualified people interested in being a supervisor for the 2021 ATAR course written examinations. These examinations will be conducted from Monday, 1 November to Friday, 19 November 2021 and are typically two and a half or three hours in duration.

Important information for ATAR course written examination Supervisor applicants

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

Applicants for the role of a supervisor must be available from Monday, 1 November to Friday, 19 November 2021 between 8.30 am until 5.30 pm during weekdays. For an application to be successful, it is essential that applicants are available for the English examination on Wednesday, 3 November 2021. If you are unavailable you will not be considered.  It is crucial that no commitments for the first 10 days of the examination period are made between submitting an application and receiving the outcome of the application. Any offers of appointment made will be subject to availability of a supervisor.

Supervisors are responsible for setting up for an examination, reading instructions to candidates, invigilating the examination and packing up after an examination.

Each examination centre has a Chief Supervisor. This person has overall responsibility for the supervision at that centre and allocates supervisors to each examination being held at that centre. The role of a supervisor is to assist the Chief Supervisor to ensure that the ATAR course written examinations are conducted in accordance with the instructions of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. The responsibilities of a supervisor include:

  • assisting the Chief Supervisor with the conduct of the examinations in accordance with the instructions provided by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority
  • assisting the Chief Supervisor with setting up the examination centre
  • setting up desks with candidate information and examination papers and special examination arrangements where required
  • monitoring, tracking and recording the necessary information for candidates with approved special examination arrangements
  • clearly read aloud, with adept English, the examination instructions to the candidates in accordance with the Instruction manual for ATAR course written examinations
  • moving between the desks at regular intervals to ensure candidates are following instructions and using only authorised materials
  • monitoring any suspicious behaviour and notifying the Chief Supervisor accordingly
  • checking toilets during reading time and at intervals throughout the examination to ensure they are free of any materials related to the examination
  • collecting and sorting the examination scripts and materials
  • delivering the examination scripts to the delivery point, if required
  • applying COVID-19 safe measures, such as prompting candidates with regards to social distancing, using hand sanitiser and PPE where appropriate. Supervisors may be required to perform duties, such as touch cleaning desks, chairs and other surface areas and equipment.
  • supervising candidates who have been given approval for special examination arrangements. This may involve variations to reading and working times of the candidate.

If appointed, supervisors will be required to successfully complete an online training program, prior to their employment being confirmed. Supervisors will also be required to read the Handbook for supervising ATAR course written examinations prior to commencing work.

Supervisor payment

Supervisors are paid $144.50 for meeting the requirements of supervising a 3 hour working time examination. The supervisor is required to work for a period of approximately 4 ¼ hours, which includes setting up the examination, conducting the examination and the validation and clean up period following the examination. The two-section Mathematics examinations also receive this payment.

Supervisors are paid $127.50 for meeting the requirements of supervising a 2 ½ hour working time examination. The supervisor is required to work for a period of approximately 3 ¾ hours, which includes setting up the examination, conducting the examination and the validation and clean up period following the examination.

Applying to be a Supervisor

Applicants are requested to apply online. A résumé is not required.

Applicants can nominate the 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).

Supervisor applications close on Friday, 20 August 2021

Applications received by Friday, 20 August 2021 will be acknowledged and will be considered in the first round of appointments.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Friday, 17 September 2021.

Applications received after Friday, 20 August 2021 can be submitted, but it is advisable you contact the Examination Officer on 9273 6729 to ascertain vacant positions.

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Further information
Examination Officer
(08) 9273 6729