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Training Needs Analyst

A Training Needs Analyst will investigate the business to work out where additional training could be beneficial, as well as following up research with a detailed report, providing plans and recommendations.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 30,100 people are currently employed as Training Needs Analysts in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 31,100 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

36.5% of all Training Needs Analysts are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Training Needs Analysts is NT, with only 1.2%.

Gender Split

This is an evenly split industry with 48% of Training Needs Analysts being male and 52.1% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Training Needs Analysts is 45-54 years old, with 30.5%. A small percentage (5.5%) of people get into this career path older, aged 65 and over. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Training Needs Analysts, with 12.4% aged 60-64.

Hours Worked

Training Needs Analysts work an average of 40 hours a week which is 0.9 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Training Needs Analysts have a Post Graduate/ Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate qualification (27.8%) or are at a Advanced Diploma/Diploma level (27.5%). 99.9% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 0.1% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Training Needs Analyst Duties & Tasks

  • Carry out a detailed investigation into the business, to work out where there is a gap in knowledge
  • Create a detailed report of the findings, providing recommendations
  • Look into training options, to provide the right approach for the business e.g. online or off-line learning
  • Administrative work



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.