Education & Training Manager

Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) was established in 2019.  It brings together nearly 70 partners with a presence across the battery value chain from Australia’s established strength in mining through to processing, manufacture, services and recycling and reuse of batteries.  It is investing in a portfolio of R&D programs which provide a platform for its education and training activities – a key area in developing the technical skills needed to enable growth of Australia’s battery industries.  It is headquartered in Perth based at Curtin University.

FBICRC’s Education & Training (E&T) programs are national with research partners including Curtin, UWA, Murdoch and CSIRO in WA; UniAdelaide in SA; UniMelbourne and Deakin in Victoria, UTS in Sydney and QUT in Brisbane, with other partnerships established with SMTAFE in WA and Climate-Kic Australia based in NSW.

The Education & Training Manager reports to the CEO. This is a strategic and “hands on” role within a small team that focuses on facilitating the development of a cohort of HDR students embedded in research projects, progressing a national workforce vocational strategy and growing the impact of business leadership and entrepreneurship activities in the sector.


Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Address the CRC’s education, training and entrepreneurship milestones under the FBICRC Commonwealth Grant Agreement.
  • Develop a comprehensive E&T plan with input from FBICRC partners, experts and staff informed by relevant evidence with a focus on areas where FBICRC is best placed to lead (recognising that in some areas its role will be to facilitate and connect others to do the work).
  • A key measure of success is having a material impact of delivering more people with the right skills to each stage of the battery value chain (including by partnering and growing resources).
  • In particular, ensure the development of a successful HDR scheme and a collaborative cohort of participants with the skills needed to facilitate the growth of Australia’s battery industries.

Relevant tertiary qualifications in education and training or a related discipline are required. You should have a track record in developing and managing education and training programs that have a strong academic and scientific focus. Ideally this will include experience working with diverse stakeholders within large initiatives ideally involving multiple partners in industrial/ resource and/or research settings. A sound understanding and experience in using technology to deliver educational initiatives is required.

This is a contract role offering an attractive remuneration package.  Initially it is expected that a full time position would be required for 12 months, at which point the role and requirement would be reviewed.

For a confidential discussion please call Paul Syme on 0439 347 546.

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