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Assessors – Cert II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (Contractors)

Assessors – Cert II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (Contractors)

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July 4, 2017

About us

We are one of Australia's oldest and largest providers of open learning. For over 100 years we have been helping people from all walks of life to improve their lives through learning. Over this time, we have delivered education and training to more than 700,000 Australians.

Today, we deliver a diverse portfolio of courses spanning three Divisions: Business, Finance and Services; Education, Health and Community Services; and Design, Science and Technology. We focus on meeting the needs of adult learners by providing highly flexible, accessible and affordable education and training.

We have a clear vision and have experienced step-change growth and organisational expansion over the last three years. We are well positioned to sustain strong growth into the future - driven by increased market demand for online learning combined with continued investment in further expanding our course portfolio and improving the learner experience and competitiveness of our courses.

Our team includes over 400 staff and 150 contract educators. Over the last three years, we have been through a fundamental organisational transformation. The Opportunity:

The Opportunity

We are currently in the position to expand our team with the recruitment of a contract Assessors as part of the Trades Education Division which currently includes Automotive and Electrotechnology

The Assessors contract role is a key educational delivery position within Open Colleges and is part of the Trades Education Division.

This position is on a contract basis that is flexible and would suit anyone who is currently freelancing, working part-time in an education institute or retired from the industry. The hours are not set hours per week, and will be dependent upon your experience – both Industry and VET and what units of competency you are assigned to.

The Assessors will be concerned with the quality of the student experience, student retention and completion and student satisfaction with their learning experience.  This position will also provide input into the continuous improvement of the course design, learning materials and assessments as well as online student support materials.

In this role, you will undertake the following core functions:

  • Grade assessments in accordance with the Education Service Standards
  • Provide constructive feedback to learners in accordance with the Policies and Procedures
  • Participate in Assessment Validation and Moderation
  • Complete Professional Development requirements in line with an Annual Professional Development Plan
  • Facilitate the individual assessment discussions in OpenSpace
  • Facilitate Skill Development Workshops (if applicable)

Key Attributes & Experience:

  • Relevant industry experience
  • Experience of delivery and assessment of competency based training
  • Understanding of the specific needs of adult learners
  • Knowledge of AQTF Standards and other relevant accreditation schemes
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong student focus and ethos

Educational Qualifications:

  • Cert III or above in one of the following: Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Automotive Diesel Engine Technology, Mobile Plant Technology
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is essential
  • Recent experience* working in the automotive industry
  • Recent experience* in distance, flexible or online learning (highly desirable)

      * Defined as in the past 2 years

Please be aware that it is a requirement of this position that background checks are completed. The background checking process includes reference checking and validation of employment; proof of qualifications; proof of rights to work within Australia; and a police check.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Martin Dockerty - Program Manager, Trades.

Please note that due to the high volume of response anticipated for this role, only short-listed candidates will be contacted