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Pearson Learning Designers/Custom Learning Lead Developer - Expression of Interest in Melbourne, Australia

Learning Designers/Custom Learning Lead Developer - Expression of Interest


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.

We are looking to expand our current learning design/development team and we are seeking expressions of interest from individuals who would like to help create active and engaging learning experiences for learners. Upcoming roles may include Lead - Custom Learning Development, Learning designers and Senior Learning Designers

Lead - Custom Learning Development

This role will be responsible for leading and managing a project team of learning development professionals.

Ideally you will have the following experience:

  • Strong commercial experience in developing objects for educational learning environments.

  • 3 years practical experience developing dynamically generated web pages, visual assets, technical content and complex multimedia interfaces, menu systems and interactivities for educational purposes using HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and XML data objects and integrating these with educational learning management systems (LMS).

  • Strong internal and external stakeholder engagement/management

  • Analytical, logic and problem–solving skills for analysing and identifying user needs

  • Team leading and coaching

  • Project Managing digital development and production activities

Senior Learning Designers

Learning Designers

Learning Designers will be involved in designing and developing educational solutions and working in a dynamic and collaborative team to produce quality educational curriculum and courses. You will also work closely with Multimedia specialists to design complex online educational applications, interactivities and simulations.


Learning Designers will, ideally, have the following experience:

  • An undergraduate qualification in Instructional/Learning Design, Education or related field.  Equivalent years of education and successful work experience in Learning Design or another closely related field.

  • Senior learning designers will have at least 5 years’ experience in designing and developing online and/or blended learning in the post-compulsory education or corporate sectors, as well as some experience in leading in small–medium learning design projects

  • Specific experience in designing authentic assessments and engaging online learning

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

  • Ability to work on complex projects within (sometimes aggressive) timeframes, to multi-task & continually prioritise changing project tasks/deliverables and meet deadlines.

  • Knowledge and experience with at least one of the common academic Learning Management Systems (Moodle, Brightspace, Blackboard and/or Canvas)

If you are as passionate as we are about changing lives through learning, then help us to learn more about you and why you want to work with Pearson please lodge your expression of interest by clicking ‘Apply Now’

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

Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

Other Locations Australia

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

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 21, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 2012133

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.