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Pearson Learning Design Manager in Melbourne, Australia

Learning Design Manager


It’s no secret that a good education has the power to change lives. The challenge lies in the pace with which Australia’s educational landscape is transforming. It’s no longer just about providing access, but also ensuring progress.

As the world’s leading learning company, we’re meeting this challenge with Australia’s most comprehensive blend of digital learning formats, printed texts, educator training resources, assessments, services and online assets.


  • Bonus leave day, to invest in your learning

  • Discounted personal benefits, including Travel & Health insurance

  • Want to work in a highly collaborative, innovative team that is dedicated to putting the learner at the centre of learning experiences we create?

We are looking for someone to lead our expanding learning design team. This role requires someone with a strong grasp of online educational models and best practices to help operationalise and deliver on client online learning design projects. This role will guide and grow the team of experienced learning design professionals; helping them to explore and adopt new practices, maintain efficiencies, and ensuring the team members continue to expand their expertise and are empowered to deliver to the high quality standards expected.

Key Responsibilities will include

  • Managing a diverse team of Senior Learning Designers, Learning Designers, and quality assurance staff, that is largely working remotely and across regions, to produce quality online learning/educational solutions.

  • Consult with clients and act as a resource regarding best practices for learning/educational design and online learning expertise.

  • Maintaining and sharing knowledge of industry best practices for the design and development of online learning.

  • Adapting when necessary processes, templates, tools and documentation to suit client needs.

  • Actively engaging and collaborating with subject matter experts, academics and other stakeholders, as well as colleagues, often remotely, during the design and development of programs and courses.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience managing diverse learning design teams

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience designing and developing online learning in the post-compulsory education sector.

  • A postgraduate qualification in Learning Design, Education or related field. Equivalent years of education and successful work experience in Learning Design or another closely related field, with ID/LD certification, will be considered.

  • Proven stakeholder engagement and learning design project management skills.

  • Specific experience in designing authentic learning and assessment strategies and engaging online/digital learning approaches, and in adapting educational models.

  • Strong grasp of pedagogical and andragogical principles and other notable educational and learning design philosophies, strategies and theories, and the ability to apply those concepts.

  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with team members, colleagues, clients, SMEs, project managers and other stakeholders, and collaborate both in person and long distance.

  • Availability to travel and participate in face to face client meetings from time-to-time

  • Our opportunities need innovative thinkers to drive the business forward. We are looking for people who can lead the way with enthusiasm, vision and inspiration.

Now it’s time to tell us about you, why you are passionate about learning and why you want to work with Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.

At Pearson, we value the employee journey and pride ourselves in building an inclusive and diverse culture.

Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

Work Locations: AU-Melbourne-707 Collins 707 Collins Street Goods Shed South Melbourne 3008

Job: Product Management

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 23, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2012404

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.