Program Designer

  • Location | CFA Headquarters Burwood East
  • Full Time | Ongoing
  • PTA 5 | $107,864 pa (plus 11.5% super)
  • Job Details
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    Department: Country Fire Authority
    Work Type: Ongoing - full time
    Job Function: 244
    Classification: See Advertisement
    Work Location: Burwood East
    Reference: VG/1802403
    Closing Date: 15-Jul-2024
    Salary Range: See Advertisement
    Job Duration: Ongoing - full time
    Attachments: PD - Program Designer 2023-10.docx (Word, 442KB)
    Job Specification

    PD - Program Designer 2023-10.pdf (PDF, 284KB)
    Job Specification

    Contact: Celeste Brack

    Position Details

    Are you looking for a values-based, emergency service organisation that puts the community at the centre of everything we do?

    We are proud of the work we do in protecting lives and property, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    With over 51,000 volunteers CFA strives to be an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees. We, embrace individuals with diverse skills, experiences, and backgrounds, recognising the unique value they bring to CFA.

    Want to read more about the Country Fire Authority (CFA) click here

    About the Role

    “Collaboration, critical thinking, program management and innovative content development?” 

    The Program Designer role will see you position work to the benefits of members and CFA and will support the relevant leadership team and managers with ODT.  The role will be ideal for a resilient problem solver and strategic thinker who supports the vision and strategic objectives of CFA.  Your days will be varied and will see you manage the development of high-quality operational doctrine and training materials.  In addition to the specific duties and accountabilities (as outlined in the attached PD), it is highly desirable for the Program Designer to contribute to the skill sets within ODT in one or more of the following areas:

    • Assessment writing
    • VET sector and/or adult education program development
    • Complex project management

    About You

    The person we are looking for will be Tertiary degree qualified and/or hold a current Training and Assessment Certificate (TAE 40116) with an understanding of an RTO environment advantageous. 

    In addition, you will have demonstrated ability to collaborate and engage with various stakeholders across all levels of CFA along with the ability to work within project frameworks and manage multiple and complex projects at once.

    If you are keen to secure a critical role within a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, this may be the next step in your career.

    Why choose CFA

    • Meaningful Purpose: Your contribution truly makes a difference
    • Work-Life Balance: Paid parental leave, generous leave provisions
    • Growth Opportunities: Learning and development
    • Flexibility: Hybrid work options with flexible work arrangements
    • Discounts: Emergency Memberlink discounts on various services
    • Wellbeing Focus: Healthy for Life programs, flu vaccinations
    • Member Assistance Program: Access support across 8 service pathways 

    Your Application

    Click the 'apply' button to access our online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

    When applying for a position with CFA, please submit a cover letter and resume that demonstrates your qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

    Pre-employment Checks

    Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who:

    • Successfully complete a National Police History Check, Working Rights Check and hold a valid Working with Children Check.

    CFA is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and safe volunteer and work environment. Our aim is to have a volunteer and paid workforce that reflects the community it serves.  First Nations people, women, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 

    Applications close: 11:59pm 15 July 2024.

    If at any stage of the recruitment and selection process you require an alternative format to the application material or reasonable adjustment to the interview arrangements, please don't hesitate to contact the person listed on the ad or alternatively, email

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