MEGT Apprentice Network Provider - Customer Service Officer - Field

Objectives of the Division:

MEGT is contracted as an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) to the Australian Government through the Department of Education and Training (DET) to market and administer the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). MEGT ANP offers a free service to employers, potential and current Australian Apprentices (includes apprentices and trainees) by:

  • providing customised pre-commencement services designed to screen, test, stream and match apprentices (and apprenticeships) and employers

  • completing and lodging National Training Contracts with the relevant State/Territory Training Authority

  • determining eligibility for participation and government funding

  • processing where applicable, incentive payments to employers and personal benefits and Trade Support Loans to Australian Apprentices

  • providing advice to employers and Australian Apprentices on relevant training packages

  • monitoring the progress of the Australian Apprenticeship

  • providing tailored support such as mentoring for Australian Apprentices and employers

  • attending workplaces to provide support prior to and during the Australian Apprenticeship


Objectives of the Position:

This position provides an important support role within MEGT ANP Field Team and is responsible for providing internal and external clients quality customer service in the areas on Universal, Gateway and In-Training. The role will be varied and involve performing Progress Contacts, taking inbound calls, working with job seekers and assisting ANP field staff in completing their roles. The role must be completed in line with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as well as being compliant with relevant guidelines. Energy and enthusiasm for the various programs and activities of the company should be displayed in all dealings with internal and external clients.  A self-starter who can efficiently manage time frames is required for this role.


Relationships:

  • Reports to the Customer Service Manager

  • Works co-operatively with all State based Administration staff including Managers, Team Leaders and Customer Service Officers - CPU

  • Work co-operatively with all field staff

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with all internal and external clients.

  • Maintains relationships with employers and Australian Apprentices as well as Government bodies, training providers, and other relevant stakeholders


Dimension:

Division: ANP

Employees directly supervised: Nil

Agreed outcomes: as per Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)


Selection Criteria:

  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • an excellent phone manner for inbound and outbound calls

  • ability to work in a team environment and be receptive to change

  • proven experience in meeting set targets, KPIs and customer service standards

ability to prioritise and time manage effectively to successfully achieve results

  • accurate and efficient data entry skills with attention to detail

  • experience in providing a high level of customer service

  • ability to interpret and apply relevant policy and legislation

  • high level of computer literacy across a range of devices and programs.


Qualifications, Skills and Attributes:

  • excellent oral and written communication skills including accurate spelling and grammar

  • experience in an environment with significant phone traffic

  • professional and courteous manner when dealing with clients and staff

  • ability to take ownership of client issues to find solutions and work with internal stakeholders to resolve these

  • demonstrated ability to interpret and analyse information

  • ability to use initiative and self-manage workloads

  • negotiation and diplomacy skills

  • mature approach when interacting with both internal & external clients

  • problem solving and ability to identify escalation points

  • well presented with a professional, confident and friendly approach

  • maintain strict confidentiality at all times

  • be willing to contribute to personal and organisational development

  • knowledge of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Program would be desirable

  • relevant administration qualifications or experience.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing customer service to customers either in person or via the telephone.

  • Perform phone Progress Contacts to Australian Apprentices and employers and maintain timely and accurate reords on the appropriate systems.

  • Assist job seekers and employers in utilising MEGT’s Gateway support solution including Screening, Testing, Streaming and Matching.

  • Assist employers and Australian Apprentices with the completion of a Training Contract, incentive claims, personal benefit claims,Trade Support Loan Applications and other relevant documentantion.

  • Provide In-training support to Australian Apprentices or employers if required.

  • Follow up client enquiries either directly or with other appropriate MEGT personnel within agreed service standards.

  • Focus on meeting customer expectations by delivering quality customer service.

  • Identify/refer clients to relevant and appropriate agencies such as State Training Authorities (STAs), Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), and other relevant organisations.

  • Maintain and update client records across the AASN program.

  • Assist internal and external customers with forms relating to the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Program.

  • Provide advice and support to relevant internal and external customers in line with the Network Support Services Contract requirements.

  • Develop and maintain up to date knowledge of all legislation, regulations and Government policy relating to the provision of AASN services.

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of MEGT AASN processes and procedures, and how they relate to your role.

  • Perform administrative tasks and functions in line with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) Operating Guidelines.

  • Maintain all data as required to ensure accurate and up to date information for reporting to MEGT, DET and the STA.

  • Prioritise and maintain own workload, solve complex policy problems or refer to line Manager where appropriate.

  • Identify, develop and implement improvements in service or processes (where appropriate).

  • Maintain a professional, organised and efficient office environment.

  • Adhere to privacy legislation in the provision and sharing of information.

 

(Note: The incumbent can expect to be allocated duties not specifically mentioned in this document, but within the capacity, qualifications and experience normally expected from persons occupying positions at this level.)


 Key Performance Indicators:

  • Meet outbound phone targets as set by the Customer Service Manager.

  • Form part of a team that manages all inbound traffic from the Field.

  • Contribute to the achievement of Gateway targets as set by the Customer Service Manager.

  • Provide In-training services as instructed by Customer Service Manager.

  • Manage all Gateway-related activity in a professional and timely manner.

  • Maintain accurate records of all activities and according to the DET and STA guidelines.

  • Achieve a high level of customer satisfaction.

  • Comply with contractual requirements.

  • Positive feedback is received from internal and external clients on the services provided.


Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Responsibilities:

All staff are required to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of other personnel who may be affected by their conduct.


Police Check:

This position is required to undertake a National Police Check and any State/Territory Working with Children Check (where applicable). The National Police Check must be renewed evert 2 years from the date of the initial check as a minimum. A clearance to work with children in connection with the delivery of AASS is mandatory.


Diversity:

MEGT is committed to welcoming and maintaining a diverse workforce, which will help us attract and retain a team of talented people to better serve our clients and improve business results.

 

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