Instructional Designer – Technical

Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Your next opportunity

The Instructional Designer - Technical Training is a qualified tradesperson and training design specialist responsible for conducting the Analysis and Design phases of the ADDIE instructional systems design framework. This includes the conduct of Performance Needs Analysis and the development of technical training recommendations for the customer, and the development of Learning Management Packages specific to ADF maintenance training. Given the nature of RDA’s offerings across LAND 400 and the requirements of this role, it is essential that the successful applicant has a relevant technical background. This will allow the successful applicant to influence the technical training content and to offer a best-practice training solution to the customer and end users.

As Instructional Designer – Technical, you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Following the Systems Approach to Defence Learning (SADL) process to design maintainer training;
  • Production of Performance Needs Analysis and Design deliverables, in accordance with the relevant contract;
  • Incorporate adult learning principles, bespoke e-learning resources, part-task trainers, simulation and additional training equipment into technical training in a way that is measured and meaningful;
  • Writing Learning Management Packages that will be used by the customer to deliver L400 maintenance training
  • Developing functional relationships and maintaining close liaison with the Commonwealth and support contract training teams;
  • Oversight of the delivery of maintainer trial courses and their evaluation;
  • Attend RDA convened conferences, meetings and activities associated with the training sub-program;
  • Attend Commonwealth convened conferences, meetings and activities including Learning Review (LRB) and Learning Implementation Boards (LIB) and Training Development Workshops;
  • Engage with SMEs and stakeholders to establish and communicate learning objectives and to understand technical data;
  • Provide guidance to maintenance training instructors; and
  • Provide input into the Training System program body of work, including review of training documentation, contribution to planning, attendance at project related activities as part of the training team;

About your new team

The Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) Training team is responsible for the design and delivery of high volume, complex training solutions to the Australian Defence Forces and other customers, across the range of RDA products.

Find Your Why at Rheinmetall

Our values of Safety, Partnership, Openness, Respect and Trust (SPORT) supports our team members to create a workplace environment where our employees value each other, live up to their promises, communicate openly and work safely every day.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes:

  • A relevant trade qualification, such as Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology or equivalent;
  • Training Design experience, Diploma of Training Design and Development, or currently undertaking or having the ability to undertake an equivalent course;
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40116);
  • In-depth knowledge of Adult Learning Theories;
  • Specialist level working knowledge of the Systems Approach to Defence Learning (SADL);
  • Familiarity with ADF Trade Training;
  • Technical writing skills across a range of training documentation and general writing skills such as activity instructions, dot-point briefs, emails, letters and other forms of external correspondence;
  • Ability to travel interstate and internationally when required; and
  • Able to regularly work in alternate locations, in Australia or overseas, for up to 4 week’s duration.

What we offer you

  • Work as part of a team with real purpose in what we do
  • Attractive remuneration packages with salary sacrificing and novated leases
  • Long weekends every second week with a 9 day working fortnight
  • Complimentary onsite gym with end-of trip facilities
  • Flexible working practices
  • Generous internal incentive and referral program
  • Genuine career development and progression opportunities
  • Extensive Employee Assistance Program to support overall health and wellbeing
  • We are proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180
  • Subsidised undercover parking available

Our inclusive culture

Rheinmetall fosters a culture of equality, fairness, diversity and inclusion for all our employees and provides a safe and secure work environment where everyone can feel comfortable and supported to bring their unique self to work every day.

If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

To learn more about life at Rheinmetall, please visit:

Next steps

Apply now!

Preferred candidates will be required to complete background checks including pre-employment verifications and national police checks.

Applications close: 23rd of December 2022

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.


For further information about this opportunity, please contact RDA Talent Acquisition Team at and quote REF#AU01106.

You’ve got this!