This is an Identified Position.


We are seeking to appoint a Training and Workforce Development Coordinator to develop, implement and coordinate programs to support AH&MRC strategies and to provide workforce related support services to Aboriginal Community Control Health Sector. This role will provide learning and professional development opportunities for ongoing improvement of staff skills enabling them to fulfil their potential within the Primary Health Sector.

To be successful for an interview you must have the following:

  • A vocational qualification or relevant education/training and/or work related experience
  • This vacancy is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment under Part 22, section 22.9 of the AH&MRC Constitution. Applicants for this role must satisfy the Aboriginality criteria. Aboriginality is defined by decent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. In your response to this criteria, you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria*
  • Excellent verbal communications with ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people, government stakeholder regardless of seniority, including ability to convey complex information in an acceptable way
  • Ability to create and maintain relationships with ACCHOs member services, community organisations, mainstream employers, educational institutions and others
  • Ability to make presentations to community groups of varying sized using media appropriate for the audience
  • Ability to create a strong online presence using social media
  • Ability to build relationships and implement an approach that leverages further opportunities.

Responsibilities include:

Training  Development

  • Identify the training and development needs within Aboriginal Community Control Health Organisations and members services of AH&MRC
  • Provide recommendations to the Unit Manager on the training and development programmes to meet the needs workforce streams within the Aboriginal Health Sector and the Aboriginal Workforce with the Public Health System
  • Consider the costs of planned information sessions, regional forums and non-accredited modules or related topics to enhance the courses delivered by the Aboriginal Health College
  • Work with collaboratively internally and externally to produce training and development programs that are satisfactory to all relevant parties in the Aboriginal Health Sector
  • Assist colleagues and trainers to solve specific training problems either on a one-to-one basis or in groups
  • Keep up to date with developments in workforce competency requirements and training by reading relevant journals, going in to meetings and attending relevant courses
  • Identify other opportunities for AHC to provide other modes of delivery to increase workforce capabilities such as e-learning techniques and where relevant being involved in the creation and/or delivery of e-learning packages

Workforce Development

  • Develop and maintain relationships with Aboriginal Community Control Health Organisations and other Aboriginal Controlled Organisations to inquire about their hiring and training needs
  • Meet with other workforce service areas and organisation such as: NATSIHWA, AIDA, ADAN, CATSINAM, NARDAN to identify opportunities for collaboration to increase workforce streams competencies and capabilities
  • Identify opportunities for fee-paying workshops, forums that potentially demonstrates good practice within the Aboriginal Health Sector
  • Develop a wide range of materials and media to promote training and development opportunities, including a strong online presence using social media
  • Maintain communication methods and channels to advocate the training and development activities at the Aboriginal Health College and AH&MRC
  • Respond to inquiries, requests and complaints, as necessary, and in a timely manner
  • Report as required for grant purposes
  • Create and maintain relationships with Aboriginal Community Control Health Organisation and key stakeholders to ensure that industry and workforce needs a being met especially relating to Social Emotional Wellbeing, Drug and Alcohol, Aboriginal Health Worker, medical and clinical workforce
  • Plan, organise and participate in outreach events to promote opportunities for workforce development

Full Time
Salary range TBD
03 August 2018

Please forward your selection criteria and CV to the Human Resources Department:

Written applications should contain the following:

  1. CV
  2. Statement addressing the Selection Criteria

Please do not send applications without the selection criteria.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

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