Casual Trainer and Assessor (Agriculture and Rural Operations) - Tenders Global

Casual Trainer and Assessor (Agriculture and Rural Operations)

The University of Queensland

  • UQ Skills

  • Casual position at HEW 5 rate

  • Based at Gatton campus

About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

About This Opportunity 

The primary role is to act as a trainer and assessor within UQ Skills, specialising in the delivery of the Agriculture and Rural Operations course. Trainers and assessors may be required to work on and off the campus, online and working remotely. Delivery of the qualification is scheduled to begin at the end of January 2024.

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Assist and offer expert advice in the preparation of training and assessment process and tools.

  • Take part in validation and moderation activities ensuring continuous improvement of training.

  • Ensuring rolls are completed prior to commencement and are dispersed to the appropriate staff once completed.

  • Attendance in the classroom and/or training area before the commencement and after the completion of class. Ensuring rolls, induction paperwork, enrolment forms.

  • Setting and/or following training plans and/or lesson plans for each class.

  • Prepare tools and equipment prior to training and practical demonstrations.

  • Track and maintain student results, attendance rates and progress in conjunction with the Training Officer and Training Manager.

  • Assess and mark student work and
    assignments, providing feedback and managing reassessment as required.

  • Ensure familiarity with courses, units of competency, training packages offered and respective training and lesson plans.

  • Prepare lesson notes and training aids as required.

  • Participate in the preparation of training and assessment resource development under direction of the Lead Assessor and Training Manager.

  • Ensure confidentiality and privacy of student work, assessment tools, answer guides and all associated documents.

  • Follow all UQ Skills vocational policies and procedures together with the requirements of ASQA.

This is a casual position renumerated at HEW 5 pay scale in line with the casual hourly rate range below and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement which is to be negotiated on recruitment. 

Casually hourly rates will be in the range $50.15 –  $55.74, depending on experience, plus super of 11%.

As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

About You  

  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training including updated units and delivery of a range of agriculture-based courses and extensive relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Knowledge of Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) standards that relate to the quality aspects of learning, assessment and mapping of materials with the skills to
    comprehend and implement whilst training.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the University’s risk assessment database and policies and procedures or the demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge.

  • Demonstrated skills in implementing the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge.

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the OH&S requirements for specialist area being taught and current industry practice and regulations.

  • High level skills in the use of a wide range of computer applications in a network environment particularly the use of the Microsoft Office suite in a large organisation or
    the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge.

  • High level written and oral communication skills and organisational skills, including the ability to establish co-operative working relations with staff across the UQ Skills
    sites and the wider University and prioritise competing work demands with a high level of attention to detail.

  • The ability to influence and motivate others with the ability to present topical teaching material in a meaningful, stimulating manner.

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. 

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Training Manager, Hardy Manser at [email protected] .

For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line. 

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section  

  • Resume 

Other Information 

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion .  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity , LGBTQIA+ , cultural and/or linguistic , Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples , or people with a disability . Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]  

If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

Applications close January 14th 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number – R-34311).

Please note applications will be reviewed as received. Candidates may be interviewed prior to the job closing date. We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. The University of Queensland reserves the right to close this application process early.

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