• Play a key role in the delivery of GBCA’s professional development program
  • Flexible work arrangements to support a work/life balance
  • Sydney CBD location

About the role

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) operates the country’s leading Professional Development program (PDP) for the built environment. Developed in consultation with industry and across disciplines, there are currently over 1000 participants actively engaged in the program who seek to demonstrate and maintain their commitment to professional education with the best program in the country.

The role is responsible for ensuring the GBCA’s PDP is successful and relevant.  You will oversee, maintain, and improve upon, our PDP including all courses, online offerings, faculty, and overall user experience.

If you are inspired by growing a unique industry-leading PDP with Australia’s leading authority on sustainable buildings and communities, we would like to hear from you.

This is a full-time role with the option of flexible working arrangements, based in our 5 Star Green Star-rated Sydney office, located opposite Hyde Park.


  • Deliver a PDP that aligns with the GBCA’s strategic objectives;
  • Undertake ongoing analysis of PDP activities and ensure ongoing improvements are implemented;
  • Research market needs, opportunities, requirements and recommended PDP options;
  • Plan for PDP delivery including risks, scope, budgets, resources, and timelines;
  • Identifies when external input is needed to enhance resource and communications development;
  • Manages training and development of all faculty;
  • Oversee PDP and ongoing improvements, including benchmarking with equivalent programs for best practice delivery;
  • Develop relationships with external stakeholders that can add value to the PDP and participants;
  • Provide feedback to relevant internal business units regarding compliance issues, quality control problems, and other concerns related to GBCA products;
  • Produces and reviews content for other departments;
  • Assist to develop half yearly and annual budget;
  • Monitor and maintain the budget to reflect changes in programming while maintaining budget targets.


  • Tertiary qualifications in project/program management; accreditation management, program management and planning, or equivalent experience;

Required skills and experience

  • 5 years experience in project managing the delivery of innovative professional development programs;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills;
  • Experience with effectively managing key client relationships;
  • Highly motivated self-starter who works well under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate where required;
  • Ability to work in a small, fast-paced team;
  • A desire for thinking outside the square to continually improve program delivery;
  • Actively listen, understand and respond to client needs;
  • Strong attention to detail and a can-do attitude to go the extra mile.

About the Green Building Council of Australia

The GBCA is the nation’s authority on sustainable buildings and communities. The GBCA employs over 40 staff and its mission is to accelerate the transformation of Australia’s built environment into one that is healthy, liveable, productive, resilient and sustainable. The GBCA works with leading industry members and government to encourage policies and programs that support its mission. The Council educates thousands of people each year on how to design and deliver efficient and sustainable outcomes for Australia’s buildings and communities. And the GBCA operates Australia’s only national, voluntary, holistic rating system for sustainable buildings and communities – Green Star.


Join a motivated and committed team who are passionate about creating sustainable places for everyone.  By being part of the GBCA team you can expect a fulfilling and rewarding career through making a difference in transforming the sustainable built environment.  The GBCA offers a progressive environment and culture that will support you to learn and develop in your chosen career.


  • Professional development through educational assistance.
  • Mentoring program.
  • Social gatherings such as Friday night drinks, birthday celebrations, fundraisers, mid-year and annual events.
  • Casual dress Fridays.
  • Flexible working arrangements to support a work/life balance.
  • Commitment to a workplace health and safety environment and culture.

How to apply

Please apply through SEEK including a covering letter and resume addressed to Catherine Andon, HR & Operations Manager.

Closing date for applications: COB 15 September 2016

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