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  • 26/09/2023

Workforce Development Advisor (Whyalla, SA, AU)

About the role

Your primary responsibility will be the provision of strategic support for building organisational capability to deliver operational performance across the Liberty Primary Steel business. 


You will assist with the provision of governance over the development and implementation of training programs, training and assessment materials and methodology to ensure the operational readiness of the Production and Maintenance workforce.


This is a fixed term contract to cover Parental Leave.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of the training governance framework within the business units to deliver people capability
  • Support the business units through the facilitation of training needs analysis and operational process mapping
  • Ensure alignment and compliance to relevant operational, safety and legislative requirements
  • Provide engagement, operational advice and coaching to relevant stakeholders on licencing, training and assessment standards, development of training plans and execution of training
  • Monitor and review training requirements and existing training gaps with Business Leaders
  • Management of position, competencies, qualifications and training records with the Learning Management System
  • Conduct audits and contribute to workforce development related projects.
  • Contribute towards continuous improvement within the Workforce Development function

About your experience

You are an enthusiastic, motivated, and highly organised individual, with relevant experience in a similar role within mining, metalliferous processing, manufacturing, or heavy industry sector. You enjoy working in a dynamic collaborative environment and are comfortable engaging with a variety of stakeholders. 


To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent (essential)
  • Experience in the facilitation and development of training modules and assessment tools
  • High level planning and scheduling skills
  • Intermediate MS Office suite skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of Enterprise RTOs, training methodologies and blended learning
  • Understanding and experience in learning management systems including e-learning
  • Ability to influence, engage and lead 

About our team

GFG Alliance Australia operates an end to end mining, steel, construction and energy business. With over 160 sites and more than 6700 people, we provide steel for Australia’s leading infrastructure projects.


A member of the GFG Alliance group, Liberty Primary Steel is located at Whyalla, South Australia, approximately 400 kilometres north-west of Adelaide. We operate an integrated steelworks including steel making, blast furnace, coke oven and rolling mill facilities. Producing billet for rolling in Liberty Steel and other manufacturing sites and for export, together with rail and structural steel products. We look for exceptional talent from a broad range of backgrounds, to bring high energy and drive innovation. We foster a culture where people and the business can flourish and develop. 


Why consider Whyalla? Located on Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla is an important hub and the region’s biggest city for retail shopping. Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities where students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.


To view more of what Whyalla has to offer visit

Next steps

We are committed to uncompromising levels of safety, strong customer centricity and diversity. Wherever they are in the world, our people are our greatest asset. We would love you to be part of our journey. 


We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.