Positions Vacant

Casual/Sessional Trainer Wanted

New England Community College is seeking applications for casual/sessional trainers and assessors. NECC operates a Registered Training Organisation from the regional towns of Glen Innes, Emmaville, Guyra, Armidale, Uralla and Walcha. We specialise in offering local classes to local people and businesses with industry trainers in an open and accessible way. Our trainers should strive to work flexibly and creatively to meet the needs of our learners and business clients.

We seek talented, driven and industry-based trainers and assessors to work with us delivering training in the following industries across the New England and North West region:

  • Business,
  • Information Technology,
  • Hospitality,
  • Foundation Skills for Adults and General Education for Adults

About The Role:

Your role as a trainer and assessor at NECC is to deliver quality educational programs and facilitate learning that enriches and transforms lives.

The role involves a broad range of activities that directly and indirectly support learning through the delivery of vocational education and training. These activities may include:

  • Providing appropriate variety and flexibility in educational practice including delivery to overseas students;
  • Undertaking assessment and evaluation of learning outcomes;
  • Maintaining and developing professional relevance and expertise in educational and technical disciplines;
  • Contributing to decision making that affects the learning environment;
  • Liaising with local industry, other educational providers and the community to ensure that education and training are relevant and responsive to needs;
  • Complying with appropriate legislative requirements, organisational policies and promoting the principles of occupational health and safety, ethical practice and equal opportunity in a culturally diverse society;
  • Participating cooperatively in the development and implementation of agreed quality improvement processes by reflecting on the experience, their performance and evaluation of processes and program outcomes.

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant degree, diploma or other vocational qualification. The vocational competencies must be at least at the level of the competencies being delivered and/or assessed.
  • Hold the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or a diploma or higher-level qualification in adult education. (to include the unit TAELLN Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills)
  • A minimum of three years (post qualification) relevant and current industry experience in the environment where the skills and knowledge of this qualification have been applied, at least part of which was gained within the last 18 months.
  • Comprehensive current knowledge of the industry and job roles and a strong understanding of current trends and diversity within the industry.
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining professional currency.
  • Demonstrated enthusiastic and engaging training ability in an adult environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality customer service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ASQA compliance and other applicable standards and legislation.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills applicable to an educational setting.

To apply:

If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest and addressing the essential criteria.

Contact Us


New England Community College started out as Guyra Adult Learning Association which was formed from a public meeting that was held in 1981 the Guyra Adult Learning Association or GALA Centre has it is known as local was established. In 2009 the name was change to New England Community College to reflect its community ownership and wider offering of courses and membership of Community Colleges NSW and Australia. The College is a non-for profit community organization staffed by a mix of multi-skilled employees, trainers, volunteers and a local elected management committee with an Executive Officer to oversee the day to day running of the college. This ensures that the college is strategically placed to provide a focus on individual student welfare with a commitment to the employment outcomes for, and personal development of the individual, who can benefit from learning options than an alternative approach to the traditional school environment can offer.

The College as a nationally approved Registered Training Provider (which it has been since 1997) and partnering with other Community Colleges across NSW can deliver pre-vocational training through to Certificate IV courses across a diverse range of skill requirements and industry areas. As well as operating in the Vocational/Certificated Education sphere the college also offers non- accredited training, lifestyle and leisure courses, giving participants multiple entry points and pathway to learning. In addition, the college provides a socially inclusive learning environment for individuals and groups. Hence NECC can offer life-long personal development opportunities and lifestyle enhancement activities that assist older members in the community to remain both mentally and physically engaged – in essence ‘active aging’.