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Trainer – Community Services (VETis)


  • Be part of a highly skilled and committed team driven to help young people realize their potential, with the opportunity to work across a multi campus school setting
  • A competitive remuneration package is available, accompanied with salary packaging benefits 
  • Part time position with a non-school term time that will commence at the beginning of the 2022 school term

About the organisation

The Hester Hornbrook Academy (HHA) provides flexible education and learning options, including VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools). Recognising that mainstream education is not suitable for all young people, our programs are driven by the personal pursuits of students and integrate wellbeing and life skills approaches. Teachers and Youth workers work together to support students. We have classes and outreach learning options for students who are young mums, currently in or leaving out of home care, experiencing homelessness, or who have been disengaged from mainstream education.

About the role

The VETis Community Services trainer will form a part of an education team and be the primary teacher/trainer for the Certificate II in Community Services. The Trainer is responsible for organising and implementing an instructional program in accordance with VCAL and VET curriculum and registration requirements. The Educator is expected to collaboratively share leadership of the classroom with the Youth Worker, including decision making authority. A positive, professional and mutually respectful relationship with the Youth Worker is critical to the success of the model of education delivery.

As skilled Educators at this level will operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and work with our VETis team to develop VET hours for our students.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Be familiar with the delivery of Certificate II in Community Services within a VETis program,
  • Be able to demonstrate vocational competency equivalent to the certificate being delivered,
  • Have current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided and current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that inform their training and assessment.
  • Be able to maintain current industry skills by completing 30 hours Professional Development per year, directly relevant to the training/assessment being undertaken.
  • Be able to deliver curriculum and assessment tasks that caters for students with varying learning styles and ensure best practice in pedagogy.
  • Apply an understanding of trauma-informed practice to support students in a way that is empowering and engaging for the student cohort. 
  • Have a thorough understanding of a range of interventions that promote engagement, build rapport and develop prosocial behaviours and relationships.

Skills and experience


  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or TAE40110 plus units TAEASS502 and TAELLN411), a current full Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration or Permission to Teach (or be willing to obtain).
  • Proven experience and necessary qualification to deliver Certificate II in Community Services within a VETis program.
  • Have relevant industry experience and be required to have worked in industry for a minimum of three years where they have applied the skills and knowledge of the units of competency being delivered.
  • Be prepared to undertake professional development in their vocational area
  • Be able to develop and deliver curriculum and assessment tasks that caters for students with varying learning styles and ensure best practice in pedagogy.
  • Experience working with young people, LGBTQI young people and young people from diverse cultural backgrounds who have existing barriers to engaging in education.

Please refer to the position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.


We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. HHA recognizes the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our staff.

How to apply

  • Applications should include a current CV and cover letter. You should also address the key selection criteria (if required).
  • Please note that your application will not be considered if you have not addressed the key selection criteria, which is located in the Position Description.
  • If you are a current MCM employee, please submit your application via the myHR job board
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications close date 27 January 2022. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

For more details or assistance with application submission please email:

Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police Check (which includes Proof of Identity Check), Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Qualification Verification Check, Employment History Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Right to Work in Australia and current and valid driver licence. All costs associated with safety checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense. Applicants will also be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status as part of their application process.

Our commitment to diversity

MCM embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all different backgrounds to apply regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.  We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and lived experience, actively fostering an inclusive workplace.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

Position details

  • Date posted

    13 January 2022
  • Closing Date

    26 January 2022
  • Location

    Melbourne CBD
  • Work type

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