Instructional Designer

Croydon, Australia
Monday, 11 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 11 November 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Outstanding Instructional Designer role within the Swinburne Professional Team
  • Full time, fixed term until end Dec 2022, Croydon campus and flexible working from home arrangements
  • Tafe teacher salary: up to $103,118 base (dep. on quals and exp) plus 12% super

About the Job

Swinburne is embarking on an exciting journey, working towards our new vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Instructional Designer to provide expertise in the research, development and writing of learning and assessment materials for specifically identified programs or projects within the Learning Design Innovation and the broader University. You will possess strong skills in undertaking research and consolidation of information to high- level written format, aligned to either units of competencies or learning outcomes at all AQF levels within the higher and vocational education and training sectors.

Reporting directly to the Instructional Designer Lead and the Manager Learning Design, you will also be required to:

  • asssist with analysing existing content and completing gap analysis and other compliance related activities such as validation of assessments and mapping.
  • collaborate with both internal and external industry subject matter experts and clients to develop, customise and adapt programs to meet project objectives.
  • working extensively with industry, team members, teachers and professional staff in a range of areas across Swinburne, it is expected that considerable judgement, initiative and professionalism aligned to Swinburne values be exercised.

Whilst the position is based at Croydon campus, we will also provide flexible working from home options.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a world-ranked university leading the way in innovation, industry engagement and social inclusion. Our education, high-quality research and industry partnerships create positive change for students, staff and the community. Embracing sustainability, cross-cultural partnerships, equal opportunity and future-ready learners, our strategic direction underpins everything we strive to achieve as a world-class university. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you

We encourage professionals that possess high-level written and comprehension skills with the ability to develop customised learning resources which address client needs and reflect industry best practice and contemporary learning pedagogies to apply.

You will also need to demonstrate:

  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Significant experience in unpacking units of competency from various training packages to create learning and assessment resources.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating learning and assessment resources for multiple delivery models. A minimum of two of the following: short course workshops, workplace or simulated environments, online, face-to-face classroom delivery or blended models.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to quality assurance and continuous improvement.

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Amanda Megarell (Manager, Learning Design) by email:

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Diversity and Inclusion

Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Charter of Cultural Diversity
  • Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan
  • Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)