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Workplace Assessor/Trainer – Animal Care Portfolio

Workplace Assessor/Trainer – Animal Care Portfolio

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March 23, 2017

About Us

Open Colleges has been delivering quality education for over 100 years. During this time, we have honed our unique learning model to become Australia’s leader in online learning. We’ve achieved this by continuously evolving our approach to meet the needs of our learners by offering flexible, accessible, supportive, and affordable education.

 We’re dedicated to putting the student at the centre of everything we do and have helped over 700,000 people gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.

Our team includes over 400 staff and 300 contract educators and over the last three years, we have been through a fundamental organisational transformation. 

The Opportunity

In this context, this is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced Animal Care Workplace Assessor/Trainer to join the Open Colleges. The Workplace Assessor/Trainer is responsible for conducting Workplace Assessment/Training within our Animal Care Courses.

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

Workplace Assessment:

  • Induct and support Workplace Supervisors
  • Approve workplace as suitable for Structured Workplace Learning
  • Undertake workplace assessments within Education Service Standards
  • Conduct assessment interviews with the Workplace Supervisor and learner
  • Provide constructive feedback to learners within quality guidelines
  • Complete the necessary Workplace Assessment documentation
  • Participate in Assessment Validation and Moderation
  • Complete Professional Development requirements in line with an Annual Professional Development Plan
  • Facilitate the individual workplace assessment discussions in OpenSpace
  • Facilitate Skill Development Workshops (if applicable)
  • Contribute to Workplace documentation


  • Management of student academic queries within Education Service Standards
  • Facilitating and moderating student discussions
  • Facilitating webinars 
  • Implementing learner re-engagement initiatives
  • Augmenting course content
  • Conducting national workshops (if applicable)
  • Grade assessments in accordance with the Education Service Standards as required
  • Participating in Assessment Validation and Moderation
  • Completing Professional Development requirements in line with an Annual Professional Development Plan
  • Working with the Program Manager to develop a Trainer Engagement Strategy
  • Contributing to course specific and Open Colleges generic FAQs

In this context, the Workplace Assessor/Trainer must have:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and/or Certificate III/IV in Companion Animals and/or Certificate III/IV in Captive Animals (essential)
  • A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) (desirable)
  • Minimum 3 years’ industry experience with recent experience* working in the Animal Care industry (essential)
  • Recent experience* in distance, flexible or online learning (highly desirable)

             * Defined as in the past 2 years

*This position is based in our offices in Sydney CBD**

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 Ciaran Martin, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Open Colleges (02) 8048 5006.

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

                                                      ** No Recruitment Agencies**