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Trainer – Accounting & Bookkeeping (Part-time)

Trainer – Accounting & Bookkeeping (Part-time)

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Feb. 8, 2018

About us

Open Colleges has been delivering quality education for over 100 years. During this time, we have honed our unique learning model to become Australia's leader in online learning. We've achieved this by continuously evolving our approach to meet the needs of our learners by offering flexible, accessible, supportive, and affordable education.

 We're dedicated to putting the student at the centre of everything we do and have helped over 700,000 people gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.

Our team includes over 350 staff and 100 contract educators. Over the last three years, we have been through a fundamental organisational transformation.

About the position

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced Trainer specialising in Accounting and Bookkeeping to join our Education Delivery and Services Division. Our Trainers are key educational positions that drive learner engagement and progression. This position will primarily focus within Accounting and Bookkeeping courses, specifically:

  • FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting
  • FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
  • FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting (Tax and General stream)
  • FNS60215 Advance Diploma of Accounting (Tax, General and Managerial stream)
  • BAS/TAX Agent Registration skill set

The Trainer achieves this through:

  • Active teaching presence in our learning platform, including through forums and live chat sessions
  • Augmentation and contextualization of existing learning content*
  • Implementation of initiatives to re-engage inactive learners
  • Managing student queries

In this role, you will undertake the following core functions:

  • Management of student academic queries within Education Service Standards
  • Facilitating and moderating student discussions
  • Facilitating webinars 
  • Implementing learner re-engagement initiatives
  • Augmenting course content
  • Conducting national workshops (if applicable)
  • Grade assessments in accordance with the Education Service Standards as required
  • Completing Professional Development requirements in line with an Annual Professional Development Plan
  • Working with the Training Operations Manager to develop a Trainer Engagement Strategy
  • Contributing to course specific and Open Colleges generic FAQs

Key Attributes & Experience:

  • Qualification - Certificate IV in Accounting and/or Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, and/or Diploma of Accounting, and/or Advance Diploma of Accounting and/or BAS/TAX Agent registration skill set (essential)
  • A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110 or TAE40116) (essential)
  • Minimum amount of 2-3 years recent* industry experience or currently practicing as a Registered BAS/TAX agent, TAX Accountant or Accountant/Bookkeeper (essential)
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development as outlined in the vocational and industry area
  • Recent experience* in distance, flexible or online learning (highly desirable)

             * Defined as in the past 2 years

                              **This position is based in our offices in Sydney CBD**

Please be aware that it is a requirement of this position that background checks are completed. The background checking process includes reference checking and validation of employment; proof of qualifications; proof of rights to work within Australia; and a police check.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Ciaran Martin, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Open Colleges 8048 5006.

Please note that due to the high volume of response anticipated for this role, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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