Team Leader

Closing Date:  19/07/2024

Canberra, ACT, AU

Band:  Band 07

Team Leader Learning Standards and Assurance

EMPLOYMENT TYPE - Ongoing Full time


AFP BAND & SALARY - Band 07, $113,563.00 - $121,628.00 



This advertisement is to fill current vacancies and create a merit pool for future ongoing or non-ongoing vacancies arising over the next 12 months.


Did you know?

The mission of the Australian Federal Police is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.


Working for the AFP provides you with a diverse and rewarding career. Whether you immerse yourself in a position on the frontline, or provide critical operational or professional support, the work you do makes a big impact on the people of Australia. 


We recognise your contribution to our workforce and offer generous remuneration and conditions including:

  • Six weeks (30 days) of paid annual leave per year + additional paid Christmas stand down 
  • 4 extra mandatory leave rest days per year 
  • 18 days of paid personal leave per year
  • Generous superannuation of 15.4%
  • 16 weeks of paid maternity leave (after 12 months of service) + an additional 36 weeks of maternity leave without pay
  • Generous salaries and incremental salary progression governed by the AFP Enterprise Agreement 
  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangement that provides work/life balance
  • Health & wellbeing services – with a focus on early intervention, education and prevention. 
  • Access to ongoing training and professional development opportunities

What is the role?

Are you passionate about enhancing employees' learning experience and contributing to the uplifting of their capabilities? Do you want to work for an Agency that makes a big community impact by keeping Australia safe? If so, this opportunity can be for you. 

Learning and Development Command drives the AFP to acquire knowledge, develop skills and create a learning culture that helps the AFP thrive and outsmart serious crime. The AFP is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) certified by the Australian Skills Quality Authority to provide a range of Vocational Education and Training services and nationally recognised qualifications. As a Team Leader in the AFP you will be required to contribute to the strategic direction and achievement of outcomes in accordance with the regulatory framework, the AFP Code of Conduct and the AFP Governance Instruments. It is expected that the successful applicant will deliver on the core responsibilities and meet any requirements of the position as outlined below.

What will you do?

Under the direction of the Coordinator, this role will be responsible for delivering outcomes related to the AFP's learning culture, including managing the AFP’s requirements as an RTO.

This includes, but is not limited to tasks related to:

  • Managing RTO assurance activities including gap analysis’, validation, moderation, evaluation and continuous improvement;
  • Developing and implementing instructional material such as policies, procedures and processes;
  • Project management and associated financial activities;
  • Providing high level advice and assistance to inform the development of training, assessment and associated resources such as: learning package - analysis; design; development; implementation; evaluation and continuous improvement;
  • Facilitating training sessions/workshops to proactively drive the ongoing development of AFP trainers, assessors and appointees;
  • Providing leadership, supervising staff and performing general tasks to progress the achievement of team outcomes;
  • Liaising with clients and building collaborative relationships;
  • Maintaining contemporary skills and knowledge;
  • Other tasks as required.

Essential Requirements

  • You must be an Australian Citizen at the time of application.
  • A Negative Vetting 1 (Secret) security clearance or the ability to obtain one.
  • Has contemporary knowledge and experience relevant to the role.
  • Relevant qualification or extensive experience and knowledge in area of expertise.


Desirable Requirements


The following skills and/or experience would be highly regarded:

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant field.

Additional Information

  • This role is located in Canberra and applicants are expected to be based in Canberra.
  • This role is an AFP Band 7 role 


Selection Criteria


  • Achieve results
  • Communicates with influence
  • Contributes to strategic thinking
  • Cultivates productive working relationships
  • Shows personal drive and integrity
  • Technical knowledge and skills



Please submit the following documents via our Jobs portal prior to the closing date and time:

  • Resume/CV - This will form the basis for determining your suitability against the position requirements and give the panel a clear outline of your current knowledge and qualifications along with previous experiences. Please include your work history, responsibilities and achievements.
  • Applicant pitch (maximum two pages). Ensure your pitch tells us why you are the best fit for the role, with examples that demonstrate your capabilities addressing the selection criteria, role requirements and work level standards for the role.

Only complete applications will be considered. Please review and ensure the uploaded documents are correct for this application after submitting your application.

Employment Suitability


Should you successfully progress from the application stage all applicants must:


  • Complete an Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ) and provide a traffic history check and proof of Australian citizenship. This aids in the assessment of your character and your ability to comply with the AFP's professional standards both in an official and private capacity. Please review our AFP Character Standards to ensure that you meet our requirements before you submit your application. Applicants will not receive feedback if they are unsuccessful at this gateway.
  • Have your fingerprints taken if an offer of employment is made.
  • Undertake mandatory drug testing for illicit drugs. This sample could include; urine, saliva or hair.
  • Proof of a minimum of two COVID-19 vaccinations (or one dose if the Janssen vaccine was used) will be required if an offer of employment is made. 
  • Satisfactorily undertake a security clearance to the level specified for the position.


Recruitment Process

Applicants who have demonstrated their suitability for employment through their resume and application may be invited to a formal interview. Using the relevant AFP work level standards as a guide, you may be asked a range of questions to demonstrate your skills and abilities. These could include behavioural based scenario questions. Read our guides for applicants to find out how to prepare for you interview.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At the AFP we value the different perspectives, approaches and lived experiences of our people, and recognise that our collective intelligence and diversity is what makes us stronger. As such, we encourage applications from people from all walks of life, including people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nations people, women, the LGBTQI community and people with a disability.

Contacts and Closing Information


Contact Officer - Ange Clark

Contact Officer Phone: +61251267846

Contact Officer Email:

Applications Close: 11:59pm (AEST) 19/07/2024


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