Title:                    Online Education Officer – OHSHELP

Workgroup:          ACTU Organising Centre

Fraction:              ACTU Organising Centre

Fraction:               Full Time (or minimum 0.6), Fixed Term for 12 months

Classification:      ACTU Level 4

Location:              ACTU Melbourne Office, Level 4, 365 Queen Street, Melbourne

Reports to:           Assistant Secretary, ACTU



The ACTU Organising Centre assists Australian Unions to build their organisational strength and capabilities to protect the workplace rights and living standards of Australian workers. 

New technology is transforming our workplaces and changing traditional patterns of work.  The Centre is starting a project in Victoria to transform and extend our OH&S education and organising capacity through the development of online and digital learning resources.

The OHSHELP Phone APP is being developed to assist organisers, Health and Safety Representatives and workers in Victoria and to build the capacity of Victorian Unions through technology, by providing a one-stop-shop for OH&S educational resources

We are seeking a confident online education developer with the capacity to create, edit, design and publish engaging online and digital education resources, in collaboration with OH&S specialists, union educators and Victorian Unions.

Job Purpose & Key Responsibilities:

This new 12-month position, based in our Melbourne office, will work closely with project teams in the Organising Centre and Victorian Trades Hall Council to:

  1. Scope, develop, edit, collate and input OH&S educational content into the WordPress based OHSHELP APP platform; and
  2. Develop online learning resources (APP content and short videos) in the After Effects Program that provide essential workplace-related information and education to Union Organisers and workers across Victoria.

Organisational Accountabilities:

  1. Willingness to work in accordance with ACTU and ACTU Organising Centre policy and procedures.
  2. Commitment to the values and principles of trade unionism.
  3. Capacity to exercise judgment and discretion within a politically sensitive environment.
  4. Respect for cultural and social diversity within the workforce and the community.

Key Selection Criteria:


  1. Demonstrated understanding of the function of unions and the importance of OH&S in the workplace.
  2. Ability to interpret and apply OH&S legislation or other industrial instruments.
  3. Demonstrated ability to source, interpret, develop and deliver educational content utilising technology; including a demonstrated working knowledge of WordPress.
  4. Video production and editing skills (specifically After Effect).
  5. Demonstrated highly developed writing and editing skills.
  6. Experience in the development and delivery of online education resources.
  7. Demonstrated highly developed administrative and organisational skills; being process driven, able to deliver on agreed upon outcomes and timeframes, whilst collaborating across multiple teams and organisations.
  8. Highly developed communication and problem-solving skills.
  9. Ability to work autonomously and as a member of collaborative, cross-functional and distributed teams, often working within tight deadlines.


  1. Experience within the trade union movement or education sector.
  2. Experience as Health & Safety Representative.
  3. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment would be highly regarded.
  4. Tertiary qualification in creative writing would be highly regarded.

Salary will be offered consistent with skills and experience.

Flexible and family-friendly working arrangements will be considered.

The Centre encourages young people, people with disability, Aboriginal Australians and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

For a confidential discussion regarding the role please call:

Mandy Beaumont
Project Manager
E: mbeaumont@actu.org.au
Ph: 03 9664 7362

Closing date: COB, 1 June 2018

Please email applications, including a current CV and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria, to mbeaumont@actu.org.au

Applications that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered.

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