Trainer/Assessor - Individual Support

(Casual Position - around 22 hours per week)


Avondale College is the premier educational institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia and New Zealand. The College provides quality VET, undergraduate and postgraduate education to all students who desire post-secondary education in a Christian context.

Reports to: Dean (Faculty of Arts, Nursing and Theology)

Applications close 31 March 2017.

Applications, addressing the selection criteria, with contact details of at least three referees, should be e-mailed to employment@avondale.edu.au or HR Officer, Avondale College, PO Box 19, Cooranbong NSW 2265, (02) 4980 2284.

For further information phone Wayne Miller on (02) 4980 2279.

Applicants will also have the right to work in Australia and hold a current NSW Police clearance check.

Avondale College is an equal opportunity employer and reserves the right to make a delayed appointment, not to appoint, or to appoint by invitation.

Position Purpose

The Individual Support (Aged Care) Trainer / Assessor provides training and assessment of students enrolled in Avondale’s Certificate III in Individual Support.

Main Duties

  • Facilitate delivery of training and assessment associated with Avondale’s Certificate III in Individual Support in accordance with course rules and Vocational Education and Training (VET) requirements
  • Develop and maintain a Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) for Avondale’s Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Participate in validation of assessment processes for the Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Manage the flow of learning and assessment materials to students enrolled in Avondale’s Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Develop and maintain a Moodle presence for each of the units of competency offered by Avondale, in Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Liaise with personnel at Aged Care / Retirement Living facilities to secure work placements for students enrolled in Avondale’s Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Mark students’ assessments and provide feedback on assessment results in a timely manner
  • Facilitate and monitor student progress through the units of competency associated with the course and recommend students for awards on completion of the requirements of the course
  • Provide bi-monthly reports of course activity for tabling at the VET Board
  • Liaise with the Coordinator Vocational Education and Training on a regular basis about all matters related to the course

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Be supportive of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with a strong commitment to its mission, values, and ethos of Avondale College
  • Enthusiasm for Avondale’s vision and mission
  • Appropriate academic qualifications, preferably from the VET sector such as a Certificate IV or Diploma in Aged Care and a current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Experience working in the Aged Care sector and particularly in the education of beginner level Aged Care nursing support staff
  • Highly developed training and assessment skills, preferably with experience in VET sector delivery
  • Ability to inspire quality learning and teaching in the VET sector
  • Capability of utilising computer based and online programs
  • Ability to work collaboratively and consultatively
  • Cooperate with all work health & safety policies and procedures related to the work being undertaken and ensure that their actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of others at the College
  • Understand and support equal opportunity principles
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Holds a clear Police Check

Key Performance Indicators

  • Evidence of a well-developed TAS for Avondale’s Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Evidence of a well-developed Moodle site for each of the units of competency in the Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Evidence of appropriate on-line interaction with students enrolled in Avondale’s Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Evidence of strategies to facilitate students progressing through the course in a timely manner once enrolled in Avondale’s Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Evidence of strategies to monitor that students are completing the course in the prescribed time of 6 months for full-time and 12 months for part-time
  • Evidence of effective consultation and collaboration with supervisors
  • Production of informative reports in a timely manner and engagement with required College quality improvement processes