RTO Manager

Job No: 165096
Location: Tiwi Islands

  • Are you an experienced Vocational Education and Training professional looking to take the next step in your career?
  • Join an exceptional NFP dedicated to strengthening the local community through training and employment.
  • Generous remuneration package circa $100,000 - $110,000 plus super!
  • Salary sacrifice options + subsidised accommodation with all amenities provided + 6 weeks of annual leave!

About the Organisation

The Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board (TITEB) was established by the Tiwi Land Council to coordinate all training and employment activities on the Tiwi Islands. TITEB is owned and managed by a Tiwi Board of Directors, with offices in Wurrumiyanga, Milikapiti & Pirlangimpi and Darwin.

TITEB is nationally registered as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #4742) under the Australian Quality Training Framework.

TITEB is committed to strengthening the Tiwi community and economy through life-long training and employment. TITEB members and staff provide a vital link between stakeholders, businesses, employers and job seekers on the Tiwi Islands, encouraging all Tiwi to come in and talk to us about their ideas and dreams for the future.

Learn more about TITEB here.

TITEB now has an opportunity for a full-time RTO Manager to join the team on the Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory.

About the Benefits

This is an opportunity to lead a team of trainers in providing accredited and non-accredited training courses to our Tiwi clients. This role gives you the opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful locations in remote Australia! 

You will receive an attractive remuneration package circa $100,000 - $110,000 (dependent on skills and experience) plus super, $15,900 of salary sacrifice options, subsidised accommodation with all amenities provided and 6 weeks annual leave!

You will have the pleasure of remote living in a stunning location with access to all amenities provided by metropolitan Australia, with major supermarket chains making deliveries to the island from Darwin (only a 20min flight or 2.5-hour ferry away!

This is an opportunity to be instrumental in making a difference in the training, education and employment outcomes for Indigenous peoples in remote Australia.

About the Opportunity

Reporting directly to the CEO, you will primarily be responsible for managing the training operations of the Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board and working with relevant stakeholders, including hosting employers on the Tiwi Islands, in the planning and delivery of Training.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Managing and coordinating the staffing and delivery of high-quality training on the Tiwi Islands;
  • Managing of RTO scope of registration resources, ensuring currency with accredited training reporting & auditing requirements;
  • Coordinating the enrolment of students and monitoring and reporting on their progress; and
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with all TITEB stakeholders, including employers.

To view the position description, click here.

About You

TITEB is looking for a patient, driven, and versatile Vocational Education and Training professional who has significant experience managing and leading teams to achieve corporate goals.

You must have a current Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116 or equivalent). Experience in carrying out all administrative functions in regard to the development and deployment of training programs, including strong computer literacy and organisational skills, is required.

Your high-level working knowledge of ASQA compliance requirements will be crucial to your success in the role, as will your knowledge of current policies and practices relevant to the delivery of vocational education and training. The ideal candidate will have a knowledge and appreciation of Indigenous societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Indigenous people in contemporary Australian society and the diversity of circumstances of Indigenous people.

Most importantly, TITEB is looking for a candidate that is resilient and adaptable to the challenges of living and working remotely, with a team-oriented focus and the drive to grow the organisation. Tertiary qualifications in Business Studies and/or Language, Literacy and Numeracy will be highly regarded.

Please note: All applicants must possess a current, unrestricted Australian Driver's Licence and a Working with Children's Check and be prepared to undergo a Criminal History check.


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The Tiwi Islands

The Tiwi Islands are located 80 km north of Darwin in the Arafura Sea. Tiwi people have occupied the area for at least 40,000 years.

The Tiwi Islands consist of two large islands, Bathurst Island and Melville Island, and nine smaller uninhabited islands. The largest community is Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu) on Bathurst Island. On Melville Island there are two smaller communities, Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) and Milikapiti (Snake Bay). Pickatarmoor on Melville Island is home to Tiwi College. The population is around 2,500 of whom 90% are Aboriginal.

The Tiwi economy is based on local government, education, community services, arts, tourism, football, forestry and transport. Investment in Tiwi forestry and Port Melville has created more employment opportunities for Tiwi people.

TITEB is one of the Islands’ main employers, employing 71 staff of which 53 (75%) are Tiwi. We work closely with employers to ensure our services are aligned with employment needs on the Islands and our job seekers are training for the right jobs.