Need Assistance?

Learning Resource Development Officer

Job No: 100493
Location: Canberra, ACT

  • Busy and varied opportunity creating training, assessment and e-learning resources for well-known NFP
  • Experience in the design and development of learning resources a must
  • Permanent part-time role 0.6 FTE (approximately 22.5 hours per week)
  • Attractive remuneration negotiable with skills and experience + salary sacrificing options!

About the Organisation

St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funding charitable organisation and is Australia's largest first aid trainer and provider of first aid at public events. St John has been active in Australia for over 130 years.

The organisation teaches practical life-saving skills to over 500,000 people each year and its members contribute over 1.2 million hours of voluntary service annually.

St John has seven main areas of activity:

  • Event and Emergency First Aid
  • First Aid Training
  • Ambulance Services
  • Caring For The Community
  • Developing Youth
  • Eye Health Programs; and
  • Funding St John Ambulance Australia's Charitable Activities

About the Opportunity 

St John Ambulance Australia (St John) now has an exciting opportunity for a Learning Resource Development Officer to join their Canberra team. This role is being offered on a 0.6 FTE basis, approximately 22.5 hours per week.

Reporting to the National Manager (Training and Innovation), you will be responsible for designing, developing and maintaining training, assessment and e-learning resources for both accredited and non-accredited programs. 

The Learning Resources Development Officer also works closely with other members of the Training Team, the State and Territory St John offices and members of the e-learning team.

More specifically, your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and developing training and assessment resources for a wide range of first aid related courses;
  • Developing content for e-learning courses;
  • Maintaining a library of training, assessment and e-learning resources; and 
  • Ensuring all training resources are compliant with the appropriate legislation and regulation.

About You

To be considered for this position you will have a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or equivalent) plus demonstrated experience in the design and development of training programs within the VET sector. Ideally, you will have previous experience working with an NFP organisation, however this is not mandatory.

One of the biggest challenges of this role is the ability to create product/curriculum for states and territories under a federated organisational structure.  This role requires you to work collaboratively with your regional colleagues to build programs that meet regulatory and compliance requirements. Because of this, strong communication and diplomacy skills and the ability to sell the 'why' behind training curriculum and getting buy-in from each region will be critical to your success in this role. 

St John is looking for someone with keen attention to detail, high levels of integrity, a flexible approach to their work and a 'don't give up' attitude. You will be highly organised and be comfortable working autonomously and in a team environment.

Some after hours and/or weekend work may be a requirement of this position. 

While not essential, candidates with a relevant qualification in community services, youth, or teaching and/or previous experience working in a 'federated' structure, will be held in high regard.

About the Benefits

This is a rewarding opportunity to truly make a difference and give back to the community within a reputable and long standing not-for-profit organisation

In return for your hard work and dedication, you'll enjoy a competitive remuneration package, negotiable with experience and qualifications plus salary sacrificing options. The St John Australian Office provides a supportive, close-knit team environment, with an emphasis on mutually beneficial collaboration between departments and staff.

So what are you waiting for? If you are an experienced VET practitioner looking for your next big opportunity - Apply Now!

Application Form

Apply now for this role by completing the first round interview questions below in your own words, and clicking the 'Next' button at the bottom of the page.

By applying for this position you are giving consent to Employment Office and/or the employer advertising the role to contact you about the application and other communications relating to your job search. You can opt out of these communications at any stage.

Our full privacy policy can be found here.


Do NOT copy and paste your resume! You may find it helpful to review our useful Hints and Tips before applying.

Personal Details * Required field