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Counselling & Community Services Trainer

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Our Education and Training Unit is looking for a dedicated educator to join our RTO as a Counselling & Community Services Educator. This role’s major focus will be on the design and delivery of counselling and community services, and related accredited and non-accredited training. This will also include the design and delivering of training to aspiring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people who work in roles supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in addition to assessment activities and contribution to training materials and resources for VACCHO courses.

Some key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Facilitating and contributing to the development, delivery, assessment, validation and moderations of accredited training programs from Community Services and related training packages, as well as non-accredited training courses, in accordance with VACCHO’s ETU Policies and Procedures.
  • Delivering training workshops, incorporating simulated learning
  • Conducting assessments using a variety of methods including paper based, Recognition of prior learning, online, and workplace projects
  • Ensuring compliance Australian Skills Quality Authority, professional accreditation bodies, and funding body requirements
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation for the relevant states/ training conducted in
  • Assisting with the design and documentation of Training and Assessment Strategies, Training Plans, and other related documentation

Key Selection Criteria

  • Recent work experience or vocational practice/ engagement in relation to counselling, community services, social work, or psychology
  • A qualification in counselling, community services, psychology, or a related field (at a minimum Diploma level)
  • Minimum TA340116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or its equivalent) or higher-level qualification in adult education
  • Strong written communication skills, including the ability to develop learning resources
  • Knowledge and experience of the Vocational Education and Training system, the Australian Quality Training Framework, and the Australian Qualifications Framework
  • Intermediate proficiency in information technology, including Microsoft word, Excel and Outlook, and the ability to use an online student and leaning management system.
  • Demonstrated ability to work or lean to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream health organisations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to liaise effectively with a wide range of people; develop and maintain effective working relationships characterised by co-operation, trust and mutual respect
  • Strong organisational and planning skills, including the ability to effectively manage time and workload, determine priorities and manage multiple tasks to deadline. A flexible approach with an ability to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities required.


  • Demonstrated Understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal Health, Aboriginal Culture, and philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control
  • Experience working in an education or related setting supporting students with a range of educational or learning barriers

Compliance with VACCHO Standards

  • VACCHO is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait to apply for all positions advertised (Equal Opportunity Act 2010)
  • Everyone is welcome at VACCHO and candidates regardless of age, cultural background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religious affiliation are encouraged to apply.
  • VACCHO requires all employees to comply with all work health and safety rules, regulations and relevant Codes of Practice (Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004)
  • VACCHO requires employees to participate in and promote our quality control, risk management, safety and compliance systems. This includes participating in the development and application of VACCHO’s policies and procedures, as well as the identification, reporting and management of risks.
  • VACCHO requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct, including commitment to confidentiality and conflict of interest declarations

Other Employment Related Information

  • A National Police Records Check is required as a condition of employment.
  • A current Working with Children Check is required
  • A Victorian Drivers Licence is required. The position will require travel throughout the state of Victoria and occasional interstate travel.
  • VACCHO is a Smoke-Free workplace

The position description for this role can be downloaded from our website here.

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