Human Resources/Training Coordinator

Job No: 143624
Location: Belgrave

  • Develop and implement training strategies and programs and leave a long-lasting legacy on one of Victoria's most iconic attractions!
  • Enjoy an attractive salary circa $70,000 – $75,000 PLUS super
  • Skip the daily city commute and work in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges!

Puffing Billy transports visitors on a magical journey that becomes a cherished lifetime memory.

Located in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, Puffing Billy Railway is Australia's premier preserved steam railway. Operating on the original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, this century-old train offers a range of fun-filled experiences for visitors young and old. 

Established in 1900, the railway served the local communities that lived in the hills and carried anything from passengers to timber, livestock, potatoes and plants. Today, the railway has become a tourism icon thanks to the tireless efforts of a small paid team and 300 volunteers.

Time teaches us valuable lessons and prepares us for the future. So will you! Working with a positive and enthusiastic team, you will establish and implement learning and development programs and systems to best equip our volunteers and people to continue to deliver an iconic attraction that connects all Victorians. 

Our New Human Resources/Training Coordinator position

Puffing Billy Railway now has a unique and newly-created opportunity for a Human Resources/Training Coordinator to join their passionate and joyful team in Belgrave, VIC. Enjoy the ultimate work/life balance with this highly flexible role, offering either full-time or part-time working hours for the right candidate.

In this role, your key responsibility will be to push and embed the learning and development opportunities in the organisation. You will achieve this by analysing effective and responsive training strategies, systems and programs while also identifying learning and development opportunities to meet the organisation's objectives. You will also take the lead in identifying risks and developing strategies that address shortfalls in the learning and development space.

Your core duties include:

  • Working with department leaders to ensure training programs are of a high level and fit for purpose, compliant and delivered by appropriately skilled personnel;
  • Developing and implementing learning skills projects and training calendars while also maximising established training channels and programs;
  • Exploring and providing advice on the application of various training methods that include coaching, mentorships, apprenticeships and secondments; and
  • Communicating and marketing training initiatives through existing and new promotional methods.

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, you will provide support in all human resources functions such as recruitment and selection, policy development, workforce training, employee relations and learning and development. 

This role will require you to monitor and evaluate identified training requirements in employees' Performance Development Plans to enhance performance while ensuring that all training aligns with the organisation's culture and values of Safety, Respect, One Team, Excellence, Integrity, Legacy and Fun.

What you will bring to the team

We are looking for a proactive and motivating individual who has the enthusiasm and the drive to do terrific things in the learning and development space and contribute to Puffing Billy's legacy for years to come.

The ideal candidate will possess or be working to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and have demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing, delivering and evaluating learning and development programs. Proven understanding of the AQF Framework and its application in creating training programs is paramount. Although not essential, a tertiary qualification in Human Resources, Learning and Development or a related field is highly desirable.

This role is all about relationship building, working with others and adding value to the organisation. As such, you will be a strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills which you will use to effectively develop and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. You will also engage various departmental leaders to identify learning and development, training and professional development opportunities.

What's on offer

With this role comes an attractive salary circa $70,000 - $75,000 plus super. You will also have access to great benefits that only Puffing Billy Railway employees have! These benefits include discounted fares, retail items and food and beverages in our shops.

This role gives you a chance to develop and increase your experience and expose you to various components within the Human Resources and Learning and Development space. Above it all, this is an exciting and unique opportunity for you to leave your mark on the organisation and develop training and learning materials that will benefit its people and the community for years to come.


If you are ready to join an enthusiastic and passionate team of people, learn new skills, contribute to our legacy and be part of living history – we would love to have you on board! Apply Now!


Puffing Billy Railway is a child-safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process. Employees are required to sign our Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct, in addition to undergoing a Rail Safety Medical, participate in a National Criminal History Check and hold an employee status Working with Children Check. Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination status is required from the successful applicant.

Puffing Billy Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People from all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities who have the relevant experience are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

Our Values – Safety, Respect, One Team, Excellence, Integrity, Legacy, Fun!

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