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Pearson Senior Learning Designer in Australia

About the role: The Senior Learning Designer provides overall guidance, best practice, coaching, reviewing and support for the teams of learning designers. The Senior Learning Designers (3 total) work together to ensure consistency across projects and ensure quality and timelines are met.

Reporting to the Manager- Learning Design (MLD), the Senior Learning Designer (SLD) is responsible for undertaking and leading curriculum, course design and development projects within Pearson Online Learning Services Australia (POLS) AU for Higher Education, Vocational Education and internal training.

Applying the Pearson processes and customer processes, the SLD will complete all tasks and activities to the standard required for assigned projects, including; researching & designing curriculum, researching and writing/scripting storyboards for both content and interactive activities, developing assessment strategies, creating or revising assessment tasks; preparing facilitator guides, providing expertise on aspects of curriculum or course design, coaching and mentoring on online or blended course design and providing feedback and coaching or mentoring to other team members. The SLD will employ industry best practices to assist in maintaining the integrity and currency of processes, templates, tools and documentation used in Digital Learning Services.

Our team: Virtual Learning - Pearson Online Learning Services Australia (POLS) partners with leading Australian Universities and VET providers to assists them to acquire and retain students for online and blended programs.

Skills & Experience :

  • Support the design and development educational resources across Higher education, Vocational Education and internal projects.

  • Liaise with client stakeholders on curriculum and learning design expertise.

  • Work collaboratively in a team of Learning Designers, eLearning /Multimedia Developers, Multimedia Designers, Multimedia Officers and quality assurance staff to produce quality educational solutions.

  • Manage small-medium projects, including conducting reviews and attending to internal sign-off requirements for deliverables.

  • Acting as a mentor and provide coaching, feedback and performance support to team members.

What you will ideally have:

  • Extensive experience in 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

  • Knowledge of andragogical learning principles and notable learning design philosophies, strategies and theories, and the ability to apply these

  • Extensive experience in designing authentic assessments and engaging online learning

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

  • Certificate IV TAE or extensive Vocational Education experience which includes assessment mapping and design


  • Bonus leave day, to invest in your learning as well as volunteer day to give back to the community

  • Melbourne hybrid working OR 100% remote (within Australia only)

  • Ongoing career development & training provided

  • Discounted healthcare benefits

Our purpose: At Pearson we ‘add life to a lifetime of learning’ so everyone can realise the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. 

Our company:  Pearson was founded in 1844 and has been built on our ability to grow with and adapt to a constantly evolving market. Our 20,000+ employees are dedicated to creating the high-quality, digital-first, accessible and sustainable resources for lifelong learning.

Flexible working:  Pearson is committed to hybrid working practices.

Diversity:  At Pearson we value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced as strengths and opportunities are equal and accessible.

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. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.


Organization: Virtual Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 9851