Contribute to the smooth joint management of the iconic Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with your training skills.
- Work in the iconic Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
- Be a part of the joint management team.
- Work together with Anangu traditional owners.
Who we are
Australia’s natural and cultural heritage is unique. Our land and seascapes are distinctive, home to plants and animals found nowhere else in the world, and to some of the oldest living cultures on earth. These environments and cultures are an essential part of our national identity, and visitors travel from across the country and the world to experience them.
The Director of National Parks (the Director) is responsible for six national parks, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, 58 Australian Marine Parks and the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Parks Australia is the federal park agency that supports the Director, and they are a division of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the Department). We work to showcase these natural and cultural wonders to the world, demonstrating to all why these places are so special, and inspiring communities to become more invested in their care and future.
Beyond the spinifex sand plains of arid central Australia lies Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, one of three national parks leased by their Aboriginal owners to the Director of National Parks, and jointly managed by Traditional Owners and Parks Australia. Parks Australia assists with ongoing management of the park’s natural and cultural heritage.
The Joint Management Team support Anangu, staff and stakeholders in working together to effectively manage the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The team builds relationships and understanding to support joint management by developing staff and community to bridge the gap between the APS and community.
Under the supervision of the Joint Management Team Leader, you will:
- possess and apply a demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People
- gain, maintain and apply a sound understanding of traditional indigenous knowledge and skills associated with Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (UKTNP), the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and the Vocational and Educational Training (VET) requirements to achieve learning outcomes for the employees of the UKTNP and local community
- be accountable to assist in the administration support and coordination of the training function and activities within UKTNP that include:
- collecting and collating the agreed training and development requirements identified in the employee’s performance agreements to assess, develop and organise individual learning pathways and group training
- assisting and supporting in the delivery of workplace training and workplace assessment activities in UKTNP
- updating, scheduling and supporting the annual UKTNP training calendar
- coordinating formal external training, workplace training and assessment, e-learning, workshops, web-based seminars, printed manuals, group sessions and training videos
- assisting in the reviewing and updating of existing training materials produced by third parties or internally to determine appropriateness and relevance
- supporting the modification or creation of units of competency, lesson plans and training manuals to meet traditional indigenous skills, knowledge and experience learning needs =
- provide assistance and support UKTNP employees to develop their learning and career pathway, offering support, coaching and mentoring to help employees make the most of their learning opportunities
- lead the identification and coordination of accredited and non accredited training programs, with the duties that include:
- managing the effective delivery of mandatory and non-mandatory training for park staff by identifying training needs and providers, assisting with delivery of training, maintain effective and accessible individual training records and preparation of reports
- identifying key requirements that build the training budget in accordance with financial and procurement guidelines
- support and assist with maintaining relationships with a range of stakeholders including registered training organisations and non-registered training providers to achieve learning and career outcomes for indigenous, non-indigenous APS employees and the indigenous communities associated with UKTNP.
What we are looking for
Knowledge and experience
- Proven experience in managing training data including recording individual staff training records, ensuring staff meet skills maintenance timetables and recertification requirements.
- Demonstrated experience in coordinating and delivering vocational education, training and development programs with the ability to apply these skills in a context relevant to a remote area, including holding or working toward a current minimum qualification in Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116 latest version) or equivalent.
- Demonstrated experience contributing as an effective team member, in coaching and mentoring other people in the workplace, and an innovative understanding of strategies that provide coaching and mentoring support to Indigenous peoples in a remote area.
The successful applicant must:
- hold and maintain a valid Australian motor vehicle drivers licence
- note that you may be required to perform occasional out-of-hours and weekend work
- wear an official uniform supplied by the department, including during field operations (as applicable), in accordance with the department’s uniform policy.
Flexible employment arrangements are available with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.