Trainer and Assessor – Diploma of Counselling

Cultura is the new organisation resulting from the merger of Geelong Ethnic Communities Council (trading as Diversitat) and Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS).

Our Purpose: Provide innovative services to support, care for and celebrate culturally diverse individuals through their life journey

Our Vision: Empowering diverse individuals and communities to reach their full potential

Our Values: Inclusion Integrity Sustainability Kindness

MACS and Diversitat have been serving the Geelong community for more than 40 years with a focus on our multicultural communities. As the new entity, Cultura operates across various sites delivering a range of services including residential aged care, home care and aged support services, settlement, training and education, financial counselling and disability support. We also operate a range of social enterprises including The Pulse community radio and various community events including the popular Pako Festa.

Cultura offers an extremely generous salary packaging benefit, giving staff the opportunity to salary package up to $18,550 per annum of their pre-tax yearly income.

The Role:

You will be responsible for providing professional training and assessment in the Diploma of Counselling program area, and to promote Cultura in various ways including maintaining and supporting growth of strong community and industry relationships.

This position will be contracted on a permanent part-time basis, working 12 hours per week.

About You:

  • Highly developed organisational and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to work autonomously;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the delivery of accredited training programs;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the NVR 2015 Standards, nationally accredited training packages and accredited courses and funding contracts;
  • An up to date, TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or a diploma or higher-level qualification in adult education;
  • Hold a qualification equal to or higher than a Diploma of Counselling;
  • Recent (in the last 12 months) and continuing work experience or vocational practice/engagement in relation to both:

– The industry relevant to the qualification being delivered, and

– Competency based Training and Assessment in Australia.


  • Evidence of professional development undertaken in the last 12 months in relation to –

– Your area of specialisation;

– Vocational Education and Training knowledge;

– Competency based training and assessment.

(Professional development may include (for example) attendance at conferences, training sessions, networking meetings, participating in nationally recognized training, reading articles and discussion papers, and subscriptions.)



Applications should include a cover letter that outlines why you believe you would be great for the position and a current resume. To apply, send your application to [email protected] with ‘Trainer and Assessor – Diploma of Counselling’ as the subject line.

Employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Police Record Check and Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check. Cultura will pay for the costs associated with Police Record Check and Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check.

We welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds including individuals that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQ+, and individuals with disabilities or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Wendy Spalding, Student Administration/Trainers Team Leader, on 03 4210 0000 or [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview.


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Multicultural Community Services Geelong Inc. trading as Cultura

Cultura acknowledges Aboriginal traditional owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and elders past, present and emerging.

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