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Pearson Senior Learning Designer in Melbourne, Australia

Senior Learning Designer


The Senior Learning Designer is responsible for undertaking educational and learning design and development projects within Digital Learning & Innovation. This may include: researching and designing programs/qualifications; creating wireframes, developing assessment strategies, creating or revising assessment tasks; building content into academic learning management systems, preparing facilitator guides, providing expert advice to client contacts on aspects of education or learning design, coaching and mentoring academics and clients on online or blended design, development and maintenance, coordinating small projects, leading client workshops, reviewing the work of other colleagues, and coaching or mentoring other team members.

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life, adding in real world experiences, creating opportunities for learners to transfer their learning into their own contexts through authentic assessments or participating in an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.


  • 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, with ID/LD certification, will be considered.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience designing and developing online and/or blended learning in the post-compulsory education or corporate sectors.

  • Specific experience in designing authentic assessments and engaging online learning

  • Specific experience is designing qualifications or programmes

  • 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 articulate learning objectives that are practical, focused, concise and measurable.

  • Analytical, logic and problem–solving skills for analysing and identifying user needs, proposing solutions and logically organising complex information.

  • Ability to transform complex bodies of information into professionally designed, engaging and effective programmes.

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

  • Experience in taking the lead in small – medium learning design projects

  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially coaching and communications skills, including being able to explain technical concepts in non-technical terms and encouraging others to learn new and/or different ways of doing things.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with SME’s, project managers and collaborate both in person and long distance.

  • Knowledge and experience with common academic Learning Management Systems (Moodle, Brightspace, Blackboard and Canvas)

  • Familiarity with relevant computer programs and course delivery platforms including intermediate-advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, general proficiency in Visio

  • Flexibility in work hours where required to attend and participate in meetings outside of standard working hours

Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

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: Jul 30, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 2007307

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.