Training Manager

Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports schools to transition from Poor to Fair, Fair to Good and Good to Great. GGSA works with each school to develop a tailored implementation plan that targets the needs of students from across the P-2, 3-6 and 7-9 Years. The pedagogy and programs GGSA uses are based on effective teaching. GGSA uses the term effective teaching to describe effective teaching pedagogy and programs that have a strong evidence base and are proven to be the most effective at accelerating student achievement with sustained gains for students of all abilities. Effective teaching is explicit teaching, direct, tailored to the schools and targeted to every student’s needs. GGSA has a comprehensive 6C education program with five distinct, but related, learning domains of Childhood, Class, Club, Culture and Civics which integrate into the Australian curriculum. These are complemented by the Community domain which focuses on engaging parents and families in the student ‘high fives’ of attendance, school readiness, wellbeing, finance support and high school. The domain most commonly adopted by schools is the Class domain which covers literacy and numeracy.

Location PO Box 278, Cairns North QLD 4870, Australia
Type Full-Time
Status Permanent

About this job

About the role

The Training Manager plays a key role in developing GGSA's capacity to drive education reform in Australia through a school support process and direct school support, the role oversees delivery of training and reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The main functions of the role are overseeing training, In school implimentations, training development and acreditiation.

Duties Include:

  • Oversee the delivery of all training into all schools
  • Managing the design of training modules
  • Work with subject matter experts and stakeholders to identify required knowledge, skills and application for modules
  • Ensure a consistent look and feel to all training resources
  • Overseeing review’s Including debrief’s and action improvements
  • Assess professional development impact annually to identify patterns and emerging issues
  • Coordinating school participant’s involvement in training
  • Overseeing Set up of participant professional development, including allocation of training, coaching and assessment
  • Oversight all school professional development plans and sign off on them when first developed that the right roles are doing the right training

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Ability to consolidate large amounts of technical information into a training story
  • Hold a solid understanding of instructional design and adult learning principles and understanding of different learning methods
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience of the Queensland (or other states and territories) education sector; policies, structure, framework
  • Successful delivery of project outcomes in a complex environment including the use of project management methodology and risk management
  • Ability to think strategically through complex issues taking into account the bigger picture and longer-term outcomes
  • Proven ability to develop strong networks with diverse key partners with demonstrated negotiation skills and the ability to sell difficult/contentious concepts



Positions at GGSA are subject to the successful candidate being able to obtain a National Police check and a Working with Children card (Blue Card).

How to Apply

Applicants need to submit a resume and an application letter through the link that addresses the essential selection criteria above. GGSA does not consider applications that do not address the selection criteria.