Skills & Training Manager (Aged Care), PLF - Brisbane

Skills & Training Manager (Aged Care), PLF - Brisbane

Palladium | brisbane, QLD, AU

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Skills & Training Manager (Aged Care), PLF - Brisbane

Project Overview:

The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF)facilitates seasonal and longer-term work opportunities for Pacific workers inAustralia. It connects Australian employers with Pacific workers under thenewly introduced Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM)scheme which combines the existing Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) and SeasonalWorker Programme (SWP).

Role Overview:

The Skills and Training Manager (Aged Care) will be responsiblefor facilitating high quality training outcomes for PALM Scheme Aged Careworkers under the Aged Care Expansion (ACE) Project. Under the ACE Project, funding has been provided by to expand the numberof funded aged care training places for PALM workers and deliver at least additionalqualified aged care workers by the end of . Workers will undertake training towards their Certificate IIIqualifications during their first year of work and then work for up to anotherthree years. ACE will enable blended training models that include both offshoreand onshore elements.

Acting as the ACE project’s Technical Vocational Education and Training(TVET) specialist, the role will support the procurement, design and deliveryof accredited training aligned to the needs of PALM workers. Liaising closelywith industry, they will support the tender process and accompanyingstakeholder engagement to maximise the scalability and efficacy of trainingmodels under ACE. The Manager will workwith employers and RTOs to ensure that ACE workers are able to successfullyattain their Certificate IIIs and that this training is carefully tracked andmonitored.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Support effective ACE Procurement

  • Support the design of the procurement process including stakeholder briefings, shortlisting, detailed proposal submission, evaluation, selection and contracting.
  • Support the development of agreed selection criteria that will support innovation and long-term sustainability.
  • Promote the project and procurement process to employers and industry bodies.
  • Work closely with Labour Sending Units (LSUs) to support their engagement with interested Aged Care Approved Employers (AE’s) and inclusive pre-identification of Pilot participants.
  • Support the shortlisting, selection and contracting of AE’s.

Support effective ACE Implementation

  • Review the training and support requirements for each cohort.
  • Investigate and advise AEs and RTOs on strategies for addressing identified training needs (including those relating to cross cultural communication) beyond the scope of traditional Certificate IIIs in Aged Care.
  • Ensure effective mentoring, communication, cross-learning and sharing of tools across AEs and RTOs.
  • Collaborate with other teams to develop a holistic approach to supporting and monitoring of worker progress throughout the pilot and responding to issues or incidents that impact on training outcomes.
  • Provide regular updates on training activities under ACE to sending country governments, PLF and DFAT.
  • Ensure effective communication, cross-learning and sharing of tools across the Pacific Labour Facility team promoting gender and social inclusion across all procurement and training delivery activities.
  • Maintain relationships with the LSU’s, government ministries, bi-lateral programs, community groups, APTC and other training providers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, such as education and/or training, experience in international development and project management and Australian Aged Care is desirable.
  • Extensive experience in the development, delivery and facilitation of training programs, in an English as a Second Language context, using a range of dynamic and inclusive learning strategies and technologies, including lesson plans incorporating interactive learning activities, story boards, short instructional videos, topic-based slideshows.
  • A solid understanding of the Australian technical and vocational education system.
  • Experience working with programs in the Pacific, with a strong understanding of Gender, Equality, Disability & Social Inclusion (GEDSI) concepts and issues.
  • A demonstrated ability to build respectful, productive and sustainable working relationships with a variety of stakeholders (including partner government, civil society and the private sector) and working together to achieve results with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, particularly in a cross-cultural context.
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft suite, web browsers, Meeting and communication applications and experience with various Leaning Management Systems and platforms
  • Travel within Australia and internationally, as required.


  • Flexible working arrangements – work from home 2 days per week
  • Modern office in central CBD location
  • Great team culture with social activities and events
  • Working for a program that is making positive impact