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Training and Development Officer

University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association
  • Part-Time 0.6 FTE
  • 2 year Fixed term


  • Based on the University of Melbourne's beautiful Parkville campus, close to public transport, parks and amenities
  • Flexible and inclusive workplace committed to progressive values and life balance

About GSA

The University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the independent representative organisation for all graduate coursework and research students at the University of Melbourne. GSA is led by an elected Board of 8 graduate students, and on behalf of over 30,000 constituents represents graduate student interests to the University and wider community, provides facilities and services, delivers events and activities to promote graduate student community and academic excellence, and supports 149 affiliated graduate student groups.

As the largest dedicated postgraduate association in Australia, GSA’s vision is for cohesive communities that actively empower graduate students to achieve meaningful holistic outcomes and experiences. Our mission is to enable and build these communities through proactive, responsible representation and advocacy; purposeful, impactful services and support; and strong partnerships with the University of Melbourne and relevant stakeholders and agencies.


The Training and Development Officer will develop and deliver high standard academic support and transition to work support training programs to University of Melbourne Graduate Students. The role will coordinate with the Student Engagement team and help maintain a high quality of operational student engagement standards. The position has delegated authority over technical training guideline standards and systems for service (training) delivery and will be involved in projects to improve employment capabilities of UoM graduates.

The Training and Development Officer will provide technical advice to other team members and directs casuals and volunteers on training issues where needed.

The Training and Development Officer will also support the delivery of the LEAD program with the support of the external consultant.

The role is a part time (0.6 FTE) 2 year contract.


  • Postgraduate level qualification in teaching/training (adult education) with minimum of 3 years work experience
  • Certificate IV in training and assessment (current updated qualification)
  • Able to manage and coordinate independent trainings, both online and face to face
  • Demonstrated ability to apply sound organisational and time management skills including the ability to prioritise and schedule trainings, work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including experience in content writing and editing training packages for a variety of audiences
  • High level of proficiency in the use of standard application software such as the Microsoft Office suite
  • Working knowledge of developing content for developing training packages to increase employment skills


  • A competitive salary and benefits, including generous leave entitlements
  • Opportunities for career progression, and comprehensive professional development
  • The chance to work in a supportive environment.

For enquiries about the role, please contact Lisa Hadaway on 03 8344 3802 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm only)

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