Vacancy Details

About TAFE Queensland and the Australia Pacific Training Coalition

TAFE Queensland is proud to be the largest and most experienced Vocational Education and Training provider in the State. For more than 140 years, TAFE Queensland has delivered practical and industry-relevant training to provide students with the skills and experience they need to build lifelong careers. 

TAFE Queensland implements the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). APTC is a centre for training excellence, providing Australian-standard training qualifications and skills across the Pacific and Timor-Leste. As Australia’s key Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) investment in the region, APTC works collaboratively with TVET stakeholders to achieve training delivery outcomes and reforms to national and regional TVET systems. 

APTC has country offices in Fiji, Vanuatu, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste and representatives in Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu. The Country Offices are supported by a range of services provided from a regional head office located in Suva, Fiji.

By working at TAFE Queensland, you can be part of a highly experienced workforce closely connected with their industries and dedicated to delivering best practices and innovative training for our students, TVET partners and the Government of Australia

Your Opportunity

The Vocational Training Assistant will provide support to students and trainers in the delivery of APTC courses. The Vocational Training Assistant will have the opportunity to obtain the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE). There may be opportunities for Vocational Training Assistants to apply for a National Tutor or Trainer position if one becomes available.  Appointed tutors are required to undertake a National Trainer Development Program with the APTC to progress towards a position of qualified trainer. 

This position reports to the Director Academic & Training in PNG.

This is a temporary- full-time opportunity till 21 December 2024.

The position will be based primarily at the Port Moresby campuss.  

The Total Remuneration Package (TRP) for this role is to PGK 37,935.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Hospitality Trainer in delivery of TVET programs through:

o Supervision of students in classes to reinforce learning and ensure adherence to work practices and standards including Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) standards;

o Completion of required administrative tasks, as directed by the Trainer; and

o Completion of other tasks and assistance as required and under the direction of the Trainer.

  • Preparation and maintenance of teaching resources and learning materials under the direction of the Trainer.
  • Upon successful completion of the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, the Training Assistant will be expected to deliver a number of units under observation of the Trainer.   An appropriate delivery load would be a minimum of one classroom-based session per week.  
  • Participate in the induction of students in training programs.
  • Participate and engage in meetings, professional development and other activities relevant to the role of the position.
  • Follow training delivery requirements of TAFE Queensland and the Pacific Island TVET training institution under which the qualification is being delivered.
  • Report WHS incidents and arrange first aid treatment when necessary.
  • Report any non-compliance with WHS, Equal Employment Opportunity or any other statutory regulations to the Country Director as soon as practical.
  • Become familiar with the APTC Security Plan and ensure it is followed in the event of a medical or security emergency.
  • Actively participate in the APTC Centre for Professional Development (CPD) opportunities offered, which includes completion of the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. 

How you will be assessed

The ideal applicant will be someone who has the following key capabilities:

1. Strong communication skills to work with students of different nationalities. This includes a demonstrated capability in both written and spoken English.

2. Strong digital literacy with experience with Microsoft Office programs (including Microsoft Work and Outlook) and use of the internet in conducting research.

3. Proven ability to work effectively within a team both independently as well as under supervision.

4. Demonstrated initiative within the workplace. 

5. Prepared to work in remote locations and to be flexible in the delivery and support of training programs including the ability to work outside of core business hours

Mandatory Qualifications/Requirements

  • Australian industry qualification in Certificate III in Hospitality  to the level being delivered and assessed and minimum of 5 years’ relevant industry experience.
  • The applicant must have industry experience within the last two years.  

Highly Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working within an educational organisation would be an advantage.
  • Experience working on an aid funded project, preferably Australian Government, would be an advantage.

How to apply

If you’re interested in this role, click the ‘Apply’ button to submit your application via the TAFE Queensland Recruitment Portal.  When submitting your application, please ensure you provide the following:

  • A detailed resume; 
  • A cover letter that outlines your known skills, abilities, knowledge and experience in response to the “How you will be assessed” criteria above (maximum of 2 pages in total); and
  • The contact details for two referees (one of whom is your current supervisor)

This role is open to Papua New Guinea nationals only.

Closing date: 11:59pm, Sunday 24 March 2024

Job Reference Number: TQ2024-197

For further information, please contact:

Shiralee Warren - Human Resources Officer, PNG