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Training Systems Officer


The main role of an Air Force Training Systems Officer is to analyse, design and evaluate training to meet workplace needs and quality control the development and implementation of training.

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About the Job

The main job of an Air Force Training Systems Officer is to provide expert advice on the application of the Air Force Training System. Training Systems Officers are integral to the maintenance of the Air Force's Registered Training Organisation (RTO) status in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Quality Framework. A Training Systems Officer will work with subject matter experts to analyse, design, and evaluate training to meet workplace needs and quality control the development and implementation of training.

An Air Force Training Systems Officer may be employed in a number of capacities.

First, as a member of a Training System Team at an Air Force base, you are responsible for consulting on and coordinating training, with military/civilian training staff, external service providers and students. You could be required to do some or all of the following tasks:

  • Identify training needs
  • Conduct training analysis
  • Design training courses
  • Facilitate development and implementation of training
  • Provide advice on course evaluation
  • Validate courses against workplace needs
  • Provide training solutions
  • Provide advice on appropriate training technology, including e-learning and/or other technology based training methods
  • Facilitate the development of systems for quality training and assessment and
  • Manage instructors and training developers.

Second, as an officer working at a Headquarters you could be required to employ specialist skills to provide advice on and develop guidelines for:

  • Training Requirements Analysis
  • Training technologies
  • Predictive training concept development and
  • Training policy.
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Salary can be over $71,900 p.a. on completion of initial employment training. This salary includes Uniform and Service allowance.


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Key Information

Salary & Allowances

Upon joining the Air Force, you will be appointed as a FLGOFF and receive $56,953 per year ($2,184 per fortnight).*

In addition to your salary, you will also receive Service Allowance of $12,924 per year ($497 per fortnight) except while undertaking Academic, Military (Initial) or Employment training. This allowance compensates a member for the unique requirements that service life may impose on an individual and his or her family.

To assist you in maintaining your uniforms in good order and condition, you will also receive a Uniform Allowance of $682 per year ($26 per fortnight).

Your salary will continue to increase based on your rank and the number of years of service completed in that rank. Your pay grade may increase following the acquisition of additional skills and completion of further training. Refer to the Salary Scales for further details.

* Note: These figures do not include compulsory deductions for taxation; meals, accommodation and utilities (as applicable); or superannuation.

Locations

As a Training Systems Officer, you may be initially posted to any RAAF base within Australia or individual command headquarters, and should not necessarily expect a posting back to the locality from which you were recruited. During your initial posting you are likely to be required to do a range of tasks in a number of different areas.

Subsequent postings could involve more senior roles in managing training and coordinating the efforts of junior Training Systems Officers.


Requirements

Age

Applicants must be a minimum of 17 years of age on day of entry. Maximum age on entry is 56 years of age.

Education & Experience

Applicants for Air Force Training Systems Officer require the following essential entry requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification (s) in education or training disciplines. These disciplines may include, but not be limited to Instructional Systems Design, Adult Education, Vocational Training, Training Technology, Secondary Teaching, and Evaluation and Assessment

And / Or

  • Significant experience as a Training Development Officer or equivalent training, education and learning systems development professional.

Candidates with Vocational Education and Training experience are highly desired.

Medical & Fitness

To be enlisted or appointed, you must be medically and physically fit for entry to your chosen occupation. This is partially assessed from the completion of an extensive questionnaire covering your medical history, followed by a physical examination.

You will also be required to successfully pass a physical fitness test before appointment.

For further details on medical and physical fitness standards refer to Physical Fitness Standards for Entry into the ADF and Medical Process for Entry into the ADF.

Period of Service

When you embark on a career as a Training Systems Officer through Graduate Entry you'll be appointed for an Initial Minimum Period of Service (IMPS) of three years.

Subsequent periods of service may be offered subject to ADF needs and your suitability for further service. You may tender your resignation at any time provided you do not have an outstanding IMPS obligation and give a minimum of three months notice.

Aptitude

The application process to join the Australian Defence Force requires you to complete a series of aptitude tests which may include verbal, spatial and numerical ability and a general maths test. Some jobs may also require you to complete additional testing at a later date.

Psychology support staff will explain what is involved with each test.

The aptitude tests provide information about your suitability for the Defence Force and for particular jobs. Defence Force Recruiting can then help you identify jobs that best match your abilities.

Further information on the aptitude testing requirements can be found here.

Citizenship

Only Australian Citizens are permitted to serve in the ADF.

If you are a permanent resident of Australia, the ADF may consider a temporary waiver of the citizenship requirement if the position for which you are applying cannot be filled by an applicant who meets all the citizenship requirements, and then only in exceptional circumstances. You will be required to obtain Australian Citizenship as early as possible following enlistment or appointment.

Find out more in our Recruitment Centre or ask your local Defence Force Recruiting Centre.

Security Requirements

The Department of Defence requires ADF entrants to attain a security clearance appropriate to their avenue of entry. Details on the security requirements for all Air Force jobs can be found here.

Training

Military Training

Initial Officer Training: 17 Weeks

Immediately upon joining the Air Force, direct entry officers will normally undertake the Initial Officer Course of 17 weeks duration. This is a live-in course completed at RAAF Base East Sale, located 220 kilometres east of Melbourne (VIC).

The major elements of the course involve introduction to military life, Air Force Values and attitudes, Ground Defence and Weapons training, Leadership and Personal Development, Communication Skills and Air Force Operations studies.

Further details on officer training are available on the Officers Training School website or refer to the Joining Instructions.

The information on the website and in the Joining Instructions will provide you and your family with enough information to arrange your personal affairs before appointment in the Air Force and give you an overview of the structure and requirements of the Initial Officer Course.

During Military (Initial Officer) Training and (Initial) Employment Training (if applicable), members may be required to pay a contribution towards meals, accommodation and utilities.

Employment Training

Training Systems Officer Initial Course

Duration: 4 weeks full time training (Reserve entry consists of two, two week modules which can be undertaken at different times.)

Location: RAAF School of Administrative and Logistics Training, RAAF Base Wagga, NSW.

The following professional subjects may be covered:

  • The RAAF Training System
  • Facilitation of job performance and training requirements analysis
  • Coordinating training development
  • Applying the National Skills Framework to the Air Force training system and
  • Quality Control of RAAF training.

Key Information

Salary & Allowances

Upon joining the Air Force, you will be appointed as a FLGOFF and receive $56,953 per year ($2,184 per fortnight).*

In addition to your salary, you will also receive Service Allowance of $12,924 per year ($497 per fortnight) except while undertaking Academic, Military (Initial) or Employment training. This allowance compensates a member for the unique requirements that service life may impose on an individual and his or her family.

To assist you in maintaining your uniforms in good order and condition, you will also receive a Uniform Allowance of $682 per year ($26 per fortnight).

Your salary will continue to increase based on your rank and the number of years of service completed in that rank. Your pay grade may increase following the acquisition of additional skills and completion of further training. Refer to the Salary Scales for further details.

* Note: These figures do not include compulsory deductions for taxation; meals, accommodation and utilities (as applicable); or superannuation.

Locations

As a Training Systems Officer, you may be initially posted to any RAAF base within Australia or individual command headquarters, and should not necessarily expect a posting back to the locality from which you were recruited. During your initial posting you are likely to be required to do a range of tasks in a number of different areas.

Subsequent postings could involve more senior roles in managing training and coordinating the efforts of junior Training Systems Officers.


Requirements

Age

Applicants must be a minimum of 17 years of age on day of entry. Maximum age on entry is 56 years of age.

Education & Experience

Applicants for Air Force Training Systems Officer require the following essential entry requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification (s) in education or training disciplines. These disciplines may include, but not be limited to Instructional Systems Design, Adult Education, Vocational Training, Training Technology, Secondary Teaching, and Evaluation and Assessment

And / Or

  • Significant experience as a Training Development Officer or equivalent training, education and learning systems development professional.

Candidates with Vocational Education and Training experience are highly desired.

Medical & Fitness

To be enlisted or appointed, you must be medically and physically fit for entry to your chosen occupation. This is partially assessed from the completion of an extensive questionnaire covering your medical history, followed by a physical examination.

You will also be required to successfully pass a physical fitness test before appointment.

For further details on medical and physical fitness standards refer to Physical Fitness Standards for Entry into the ADF and Medical Process for Entry into the ADF.

Period of Service

When you embark on a career as a Training Systems Officer through Graduate Entry you'll be appointed for an Initial Minimum Period of Service (IMPS) of three years.

Subsequent periods of service may be offered subject to ADF needs and your suitability for further service. You may tender your resignation at any time provided you do not have an outstanding IMPS obligation and give a minimum of three months notice.

Aptitude

The application process to join the Australian Defence Force requires you to complete a series of aptitude tests which may include verbal, spatial and numerical ability and a general maths test. Some jobs may also require you to complete additional testing at a later date.

Psychology support staff will explain what is involved with each test.

The aptitude tests provide information about your suitability for the Defence Force and for particular jobs. Defence Force Recruiting can then help you identify jobs that best match your abilities.

Further information on the aptitude testing requirements can be found here.

Citizenship

Only Australian Citizens are permitted to serve in the ADF.

If you are a permanent resident of Australia, the ADF may consider a temporary waiver of the citizenship requirement if the position for which you are applying cannot be filled by an applicant who meets all the citizenship requirements, and then only in exceptional circumstances. You will be required to obtain Australian Citizenship as early as possible following enlistment or appointment.

Find out more in our Recruitment Centre or ask your local Defence Force Recruiting Centre.

Security Requirements

The Department of Defence requires ADF entrants to attain a security clearance appropriate to their avenue of entry. Details on the security requirements for all Air Force jobs can be found here.

Training

Military Training

Initial Officer Training: 17 Weeks

Immediately upon joining the Air Force, direct entry officers will normally undertake the Initial Officer Course of 17 weeks duration. This is a live-in course completed at RAAF Base East Sale, located 220 kilometres east of Melbourne (VIC).

The major elements of the course involve introduction to military life, Air Force Values and attitudes, Ground Defence and Weapons training, Leadership and Personal Development, Communication Skills and Air Force Operations studies.

Further details on officer training are available on the Officers Training School website or refer to the Joining Instructions.

The information on the website and in the Joining Instructions will provide you and your family with enough information to arrange your personal affairs before appointment in the Air Force and give you an overview of the structure and requirements of the Initial Officer Course.

During Military (Initial Officer) Training and (Initial) Employment Training (if applicable), members may be required to pay a contribution towards meals, accommodation and utilities.

Employment Training

Training Systems Officer Initial Course

Duration: 4 weeks full time training (Reserve entry consists of two, two week modules which can be undertaken at different times.)

Location: RAAF School of Administrative and Logistics Training, RAAF Base Wagga, NSW.

The following professional subjects may be covered:

  • The RAAF Training System
  • Facilitation of job performance and training requirements analysis
  • Coordinating training development
  • Applying the National Skills Framework to the Air Force training system and
  • Quality Control of RAAF training.

Further Training

Further pay progression will be predicated on holding an appropriate tertiary qualification (ie tertiary qualification in education or training disciplines). In order for you to progress in skill grades within the TSO specialisation it is imperative that you complete your Bachelor of Training and Development.