Closing Date

25 July 2021


Full time



Are you keen to join a leading provider of quality vocational education in Australia and improve societal outcomes?

  • Unique opportunity to join an organisation poised for growth
  • Use your VET industry knowledge and creativity to lead a design team
  • Positively impact education and employment pathways for Australians in the early childhood education and care, aged care and disability care sectors.

About the Organisation

Specialising in key community services sectors like early childhood education and care, aged care and disability care, Catalyst Education enables learners to create more caring and compassionate environments through the vital work that they do.  Their Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) develop relevant flexible and hands on education and training, taught by highly skilled and experienced sector professionals, resulting in real and lasting change for learners and society. Newly acquired by For Purpose Investment Partners, a leading not-for-profit social impact investor in Australia originating and funding large scale investment opportunities that deliver strong and long-term positive social outcomes, the organisation is poised for growth into existing and new markets.

About the role

The Head of Learning Product is responsible for overseeing the development of all learning products for learners enrolled through Catalyst Education RTOs (Selmar Institute of Education, Practical Outcomes and Royal College of Healthcare). This is a newly created position to provide leadership, oversight and coordination of all Catalyst Education courses, including the design and review of course curriculum, management and supervision of learning design staff, and learning strategies to ensure continuous quality improvement that meets the needs and service expectations of all Catalyst Education stakeholders.

Catalyst Education is seeking a talented VET professional, highly skilled in strategic leadership, product development, and team and project management. As Senior Leadership Team Member (SLT), you will be expected to contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation and develop courses from inception to implementation in response to new and existing market demands. You will bring a strong focus on collaboration, quality and accountability.

To be successful in this position you will need at least 3 years’ experience in a VET industry environment with an ability to address contemporary approaches to learner-centric, flexible education, including online/ LMS platforms. You will have a demonstrated ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Critical to success will be an ability to forge partnerships especially with industry and government. Working on the SLT, you will be responsible for managing staff, budget and resources and driving a culture of performance with a strong focus on outcomes.

How to apply

People for Purpose have been appointed to lead the search for this role. You can access the Position Description here and find out more about Catalyst Education here

Once you have absorbed the information above, if you have any questions, please email [email protected]

To apply, you MUST submit a CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in representing Catalyst Education and how your skills and experience align with this opportunity.

Applications close 5.00 pm Sunday, 25 July 2021.

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