GAZ - APS5 - NSW/QLD/VIC/WA - ABF College Trainer/L&D Officer (Affirmative Measure Disability)

Requisition Number: 128122
Position Number: 60110080
Classification: APS Level 5  
Location: NSW; QLD; VIC; WA  
Division: ABF Workforce  
Branch: ABF College  
Section: Foundation Capability Faculty  
Security Classification: Baseline Vetting 
Salary: $77,642.00 to $83,632.00  
Contact: Tracy CHILES Phone: 08 9415 9604

Period of Vacancy: Ongoing 
Number of Vacancies: One


Applications close: Thursday 1 June 2023 at 11:59pm (midnight) - AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.


Who can apply:
The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 33 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2022. This vacancy is open only to people with disability.


About the Department of Home Affairs: 
The Department is responsible for central coordination, and strategy and policy leadership in relation to cyber and critical infrastructure resilience and security, immigration, border security and management, counter-terrorism, the protection of our sovereignty, citizenship and social cohesion.

The Department implements a strategically coordinated approach to the cyber security and resilience of all Australians through the appointment of a Cyber Security Coordinator and continues to enable rapid responses to threats of foreign interference through the dedicated Counter Foreign Interference Coordinator. Additionally, the Department contributes to Australia’s prosperity and unity through the management and delivery of the migration, humanitarian and refugee programs. 

The Department also promotes social cohesion through multicultural programs, providing settlement services and through managing and conferring citizenship.

Overview of the Branch and Section:

Be part of an exciting and dynamic team where you can make a difference to the future of the Australian Border Force (ABF).

The Foundation Capability Faculty of the ABF College responsibilities include:

  • Delivery of Border Force Officer Recruit Trainee (BFORT) courses
  • Delivery of Foundational Border Operations vocational training, including accreditation and re-accreditation training of core skills for operational Border Force Officers. 


Strategies to deliver the above include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal face to face training and accreditation
  • Development and delivery of training using non-traditional techniques that maximise the use of technology and support adult based learning
  • Implementation and oversight of a mentoring program. 


About the role:

The Learning and Development Officer Trainer (Trainer) within the ABF College is responsible for all facets of delivering specific training packages and works under limited direction. This includes, but is not limited to, engagement with key stakeholders, the delivery of training programs and subsequent evaluation and continuous improvement of training products. 

The Trainer position supports a range of learning solutions in the ABF including coordination of staff delivering administrative and logistical support to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of training. The role will include course management and resolving participant queries and issues including performance management. The occupant delivers training modules from the suite of training programs managed by the ABF College.

Our ideal candidate:

The ABF College is looking for learning and development specialists who:

  • Have a background in training and facilitation 
  • Can work effectively in a team and manage competing priorities 
  • Manage performance and behavioural issues. 


Specific duties/responsibilities:

The role is accountable and responsible for the management and delivery of a range of activities including but not limited to:

  • Delivery, management and continual improvement of ABF College training programs to audiences of various sizes
  • Manage a team of BFORT Recruits when delivering classroom phase of the BFORT program 
  • Assist in setting priorities and ensure quality of outputs for the work area
  • Support complex relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve work area and agency goals
  • Develop and/or manage stakeholder relationships and provide advice where necessary
  • Facilitate business support activities for team and other work areas, identifying risks and determining appropriate courses of action to meet stakeholder needs
  • Coordinate resources, monitor and record all training. 


Role requirements/qualifications:


  • Certificate IV in Training, Assessment and Evaluation (TAE) or the ability to obtain one
  • Trainer and Assessor skill sets. 



  • Previous experience in training delivery and operational environments
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond to new challenges in a changing environment.  


Applicant response:

As part of your application, you will be required to prepare a one page response document (minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format), which you will upload in the next section.


Please ensure you read the instructions carefully, noting failure to address identified requirements may lead to your application being deemed ineligible.


Please prepare a one page Applicant Response in relation to the advertised role, outlining:

  • how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role
  • why you are interested in the role and what you can offer us
  • any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role.  


Your written application will be assessed against the following capabilities:

  • Supports strategic direction
  • Supports productive working relationships
  • Communicates with influence.  


Note:  Applicant responses greater than one page will not be assessed.  


Evidence of Disability: Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide evidence of disability to satisfy eligibility requirements.


How to apply:

Prior to preparing your response it is recommended you review the Work Level Standards relevant to the classification you are applying to. It may also be useful to refer to the Integrated Leadership System information relevant to the classification. You are required to submit your application in Home Affairs' online recruitment system (ourPeople).

As part of your application you will need to provide:

  • Your CV
  • Your Applicant Response document
  • Details of two referees
  • A copy of your Certificate IV Training qualification 
  • Include your full name and the Requisition Number - 128122 in the footer of any documents being uploaded.


Eligibility and Specific Conditions of Employment

To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Fulfil the Department’s minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process
  • Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance
  • Obtain and maintain a current Employment Suitability Clearance
  • Satisfy a probation period
  • Undergo a health assessment (if applicable).

To be eligible to work in some roles, you may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any COVID-19 booster dose to maintain an 'up-to-date' status). Candidates should be aware that in roles where vaccination against COVID-19 is required by public health orders/directions or other legislation, if a candidate is not fully vaccinated or is unwilling to be vaccinated within a reasonable period, they may not be offered that role.


Technical Assistance

If you are experiencing problems submitting your application online, please email the nature of the issues you are experiencing to Recruitment ( including screen captures if necessary. A response will be sent during business hours.



Remuneration: The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.

Home Affairs may provide relocation assistance to eligible APS employees required to relocate. The level of assistance will vary depending on the reason for relocating and your personal circumstances. For further information please enquire with the contact officer listed in the advertisement.

Information about employment in the Department of Home Affairs, and advice on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained from the Department’s website at

If you have identified as having a disability, please indicate whether you require any support throughout the selection process. For further information please contact Recruitment: