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Learning and Development Specialist

Design and deliver staff training programs.
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What's it like to be a Learning and Development Specialist?

Learning and Development Specialists create training programs that improve the skills of an organisation and its employees. They use a variety of adult learning methods to address skill gaps and improve overall performance.

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An understanding of adult learning principles, business management and psychology are key to the role of a Learning and Development Specialist. They may be employed by an organisation or work as a consultant for multiple clients.

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How to become a Learning and Development Specialist


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A tertiary qualification in human resources, training, education or a related field is usually required to become a Learning and Development Specialist. Some employers prefer candidates with a bachelor degree.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree majoring in human resource management, education or a related field. This usually takes three years. Look for internship opportunities while studying to gain workplace experience.
  2. Consider advancing your skills with postgraduate study, such as a Master of Human Resource Management. This usually takes one to two years.
  3. Build experience in an entry-level role in human resources, education or a related field.
  4. Consider joining the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) which provides access to professional development opportunities, resources and networking opportunities.

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Learning and development is essential to a strong business
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Disability employment
The good things
Working in a role that influences change and provides skills and results to others in the business Travelling to a variety of locations
The challenges
Distance learning . Industry changes and compliance
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