Skip to main content

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Learning & Development Specialist to join Network (Sector Peak) to support Out of School Hour Educators and Management across NSW.

We aim to build capacity by developing Educators knowledge, skills in a way that will most benefit them, and the work they do.

This contributes to our vision of High Quality Out of School Hour Care experiences for children. Are you a confident and experienced leader in the L&D space then this may be the right opportunity for you!


Employer:         Network of Community Activities (Not-For-Profit/charity)

Work Type:       28 hours per week minimum (initial 12 month contract with the possibility of on-going role)

Award Classification: SCHADS award Level 5-6  depending on experience

Sector:             Out-Of- School-Hours (OOSH) (Not-For-Profit/charity)

Location:          Ultimo, Sydney


Applications CloseMay 7, 2023
Job Board
Job CategoryAdministrations & Support
Job FieldEducation & Training
Employment BasisPart Time
LocationSydney CBD



Desirable : Adult Learning Qualification Cert 1V in Workplace Training and Assessment and / or Substantial work experience in an adult learning environment / Or other relevant qualifications


Australian Citizenship or Residency
Current NSW Driver’s licence
Position subject to a national Criminal History Check clearance and a Valid Working With Children Check clearance
Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption

Essential Criteria

The Role:

This is an incredibly exciting time to join our team in supporting the OOSH sector workforce to grow and develop. The Learning & Development Specialist will have a key role in building and expanding the training section of Network.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

Leadership in the delivery of professional learning and training courses specific to the OOSH sector, through various modes including live webinars, online learning on demand, tailored training, conferences, masterclasses, podcasts etc,
Leadership and management of a team of trainers (part time employees) opportunity to grow and expand the team.
Review of current training programs and development/research for new programs which would be responsive to OOSH sector needs and accreditation standards
Developing training resource packs including facilitator guides, participant workbooks, assessment and evaluation plans and program handbooks
Preparing reports for the CEO and Board and for various authorities on courses content, evaluation and participants including students in qualifications programs


Experience in the delivery of training programs for adult learners
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in a learning and assessment environment
Knowledge of RTO requirements
Demonstrated experience in the administration of student enrolment records
(Desirable) Experience using Job Ready or a similar student management platform
High level verbal and written communication skills, with experience in leading presentations to adult learners

In addition, you will be able to:
Work independently and within a team environment
Exercise discretion, judgement and confidentiality
Develop and manage key relationships, including the ability to consult and communicate effectively with L&D facilitators, sector membership, government auditors and the Board.

Other Information


Minimum 28 hours per week negotiable, 12 month contract with potential for position to be made ongoing

SCHADS award LEVEL 5-6 plus Superannuation and leave loading.

How to Apply


Provide the following:

Desirable : Cover letter of no more than 4 pages detailing a response to all Selection Criteria
Contact information for at least 2 professional referees
Attention: Application Learning & Development  Specialist

We will be interviewing on a rolling basis so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Genuine Enquiries: CEO 02 9212 3244

Network of Community Activities

Network of Community Activities (“Network”) is a recognised leader in the field of school age care and the largest membership organisation in Australia dedicated to the advocacy, promotion, resourcing and development of play, recreation and leisure activities for 5-14 year olds.

Network provides information, advocacy, training and support for organisations and individuals working in the Out of School Hours Care Care sector. Network is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Our office is located in Ultimo, near Broadway and Central station. You will be working with a small, friendly and efficient team.


ContactPauline O'Kane CEO
Phone number CEO 02 9212 3244
Email address