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Advisor, Learning and Development

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Work type: full-time
Location: Canberra
Categories: Response Planning

Advisor Learning and Development (EL1 equivalent)
$112,199 - $130,853 + 15.4% super


The role requires the successful applicant to demonstrate experience in effectively managing projects, which may include training courses, stakeholder engagement, procurement, contracts, RTO compliance requirements and implementation of program related activities.

Applicants for the role should have demonstrated experience in:

  • using a range of learning technologies and learning management systems
  • development of training materials for both face-to-face and online training.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the development and delivery of National Plan training, including ongoing review and update to ensure training is appropriate and relevant to the changing needs of the marine pollution response environment. This includes: 
    • Lead and direct the design, development, delivery and evaluation of training programs and resources. 
    • Management of multiple projects and the development of e-Learning and blended learning training courses, ensuring best practice in adult learning.
    • Management of various stakeholders including engagement, networking, and relationship development/maintenance, both internally and externally.
    • Guide and maintain an effective network of subject matter experts and competent trainers across relevant areas within AMSA and with external training service providers.
    • Identify training gaps based on industry trends and lead the development of National Plan training to meet current and future challenges.
    • Lead the management of procurement, tender and contract processes for training-related services, including venue hire and training service delivery.
    • Manage procurement of the training services in line with relevant policy and legislative requirements.
    • Manage the development of policies and procedures for training support and services provided by the Learning and Development team.
    • Manage the day-to-day operations and progress of the Response learning and development team, including team workload and allocation of tasks.
    • Implement and maintain a continuous improvement framework to capture lessons learned and identify current and future training requirements.
    • Demonstrated technical skills in MS Office, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams eLearning platforms and VETtrak.
  • Commitment to the AMSA Code of Conduct and Values and demonstrate professional behaviours.
  • Be available to work as part of an incident management team in response to emergency incidents.
  • Other duties as required.


To be successful in this position, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience in adult education, training, regulatory compliance, or related fields.
  • Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
  • Demonstrated experience and management of design, development, and review of competency-based training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emergency management (or ability to acquire these skills).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (or ability to acquire these skills).

For more information about this role, please refer to the position description.

Note: Information about our terms and conditions of employment are contained in the AMSA Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.


We are committed to a supportive and collaborative work environment, which is why AMSA offers:

  • Flexible work, including work from home arrangements
  • Health and wellbeing programs, including annual flu vaccinations and a healthy lifestyle reimbursement
  • An office-wide Christmas period shutdown (in addition to annual leave provisions)
  • An ability to work for an organisation charged with protecting our marine environments and saving lives


The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responsible for the safety of international shipping and domestic commercial vessels, protection of the environment from ship sourced pollution and search and rescue nationally.

AMSA offers unique and interesting career opportunities, and we employ around 450 people across Australia. To learn more about our organisation please visit our website.


At AMSA we acknowledge the value diversity brings. Given the diversity of our role and our impact and influence on communities right across Australia, it is essential that we can draw on the diversity of our people in order to successfully deliver against our mission as a regulator of “ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution and rescuing people in distress”.

AMSA has developed and is implementing a Gender Equity Action Plan, which establishes a clear pathway for the organisation to achieve gender equity from the inside out.  

We also encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, people with a disability and people from other diverse backgrounds.  You can find more information about AMSA diversity and inclusion initiatives set out in our Diversity and Inclusion Plan here.


Please complete your application on our website via the Careers at AMSA page by 9th of June. You will need to provide:

  • your resume (maximum of 3 pages)
  • a brief cover letter (maximum 800 words) outlining what you will bring to this role.

For any questions regarding the role please contact Elena Bristot on 02 6279 5727. 

If you have any questions about the recruitment process please contact Human Resources on

AMSA does not engage staff under the APS Act. AMSA engages employees under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 and our remuneration arrangements are specific to AMSA.




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