VET Trainer and Assessor

  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office, Gardenia Avenue, Kirwan QLD, Australia
  • 03 Sep, 2021
Part time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Position: VET Trainer and Assessor - Education Support
Salary Range: Remuneration as per registration or experience
Tenure: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 1 day per week
Commencing Date: Term 1, 2022
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021

Townsville Catholic Education supports a diverse region extending from Townsville to the Burdekin and Whitsunday regions in the South, North to Ingham and Halifax, South-West to Winton, and West to the border with the Northern Territory, encompassing Mount Isa and several small, isolated western towns and east to Palm Island.

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual is an important part of our ethos.  We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission. 

About the role

VET Trainers and Assessors contribute to Townsville Catholic Education with the provision of quality teaching by developing and facilitating exceptional learning opportunities for students.

The VET Trainer and Assessor – Education Support is responsible for the provision of training and assessment of the Certificate III in Education Support to School Officers and students in Years 11 and 12 from schools and colleges within the Diocese of Townsville. The VET Trainer and Assessor – Education Support will deliver training and assessment ensuring a focus on best practice and industry compliance. Additionally, there will be a requirement to observe students while on placement in school settings each week. Training and assessment must align with the VET Quality Framework requirements and Training and Assessment Strategy for the qualification.

The Trainer and Assessor is expected to work closely with the VET and RTO Manager and schools in the Diocese of Townsville. 

Applicants who hold TAE40116 qualification are invited to apply. Applicants who also hold registration with Queensland College of Teachers are encouraged to apply. Remuneration will be determined based on relevant qualifications and registration.

Key Accountabilities

  • Course Preparation
    • Develop training and assessment strategies and resources to support best practice, industry standards and compliance
  • Course Delivery
    • conduct learning, teaching and training activities with students in a professional and effective manner
    • Provision of flexible, engaging, inclusive and blended learning techniques, options and products to meet the diverse needs of students
    • Ensure effective classroom management, including managing workplace health and safety risks and mitigate hazards
    • Implement effective behaviour management practices and procedures in the classroom and in other learning environments as required
    • Mark assessment, ensuring the provision of timely and relevant feedback to students
    • Finalise assessment and qualification outcomes within timeframes
  • Conduct workplace visits to observe and assess students while on industry placement and to ensure compliance and safety
  • Assist and support students as required with phone and/or email support
  • Effectively utilise ICT and learning and teaching platforms to deliver course outcomes
  • Proactively support and implement RTO VET policies and procedures
  • Contribute to research and planning/programming, development, implementation and review of subjects/courses
  • Actively engage and collaborate with industry, business and community to establish and maintain effective industry and commercial client contacts
  • Maintain appropriate behaviours and conduct when engaging with students
  • Provide assistance and contextualised support to students with individual educational needs
  • Maintain a current VET Staff Profile
  • Participate in regular professional development relating to training and assessment, vocational competency and currency.

About you


  • Demonstrated current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and contribute as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills relevant to teaching. This includes presentation and facilitation skills and use of flexible learning methods


  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the school settings, inclusive education, the role of School Officers, and relevant legislation, guidelines and frameworks.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework, including Training Packages, Australian Qualifications Framework, the Standards for RTOs, and competency-based training and assessment.
  • An understanding of the training and developmental needs of adolescents and young adults


  • Ability to design and prepare training and assessment materials to a high standard
  • Ability to use and incorporate information technology into learning, teaching and assessment
  • Ability to develop and sustain productive working relationships
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with the appropriate interpersonal skills for working with young people and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated skills in the use of relevant information and communication technologies
  • Initiative and organisational skills and the ability to work as a member of a multi-faceted team

Mandatory Criteria

  • Current Working with Children Suitability Card or eligibility to obtain same
  • Relevant vocational Education Support qualification or an appropriate education qualification with registration or eligibility for registration with Queensland College of Teachers
  • Experience as a school officer or classroom teacher with specialised knowledge about supporting student learning, student disability and student behaviour
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or willingness to obtain the TAESS00014 Enterprise Trainer – Presenting Skill Set prior to commencement, then following completion, the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to travel within the Catholic Diocese of Townsville
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the role in a safe manner

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in delivery of VET qualifications.

Some employees may be subject to pre-employment medical assessments during the selection process. Depending on the nature of the role, it may be necessary for successful applicants to be immunised against certain preventable diseases in order to minimise the risk of transmission.

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary as per registration or experience
  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Salary packaging options 
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (in a co-contribution arrangement)
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave if eligible
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Corporate health insurance 
  • Induction, professional development and learning opportunities
  • Wellbeing programs and initiatives

How to apply

  1. Please complete the application form below
  2. Upload a current resume 
  3. Upload a cover letter to support your application.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

  • For a confidential conversation please contact Amanda Reed, Human Resources Manager on 0747730900
  • For further information regarding the remuneration package please contact TCEO Human Resources

Applications close Thursday, 30 September 2021.

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

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Job Closing Date

30 Sep, 2021