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Australian Antarctic Program

Field Training Officer

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We’re looking for highly-skilled and passionate people to support Australia’s activities on the icy continent where we undertake world-class scientific research to deliver national priorities and answer key questions of global significance.

Australia maintains three permanent research stations on the Antarctic continent (Casey, Davis and Mawson) and one on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Each station is like a small town with a diverse and dedicated workforce, comprising station leaders, tradespeople, scientists, doctors, chefs and telecommunications experts. Expeditioners are supported by head office staff experienced in Antarctic policy, law, operations, medicine, technology, science and media.

About the role

As a Field Training Officer you will be responsible for the planning, scheduling and delivery of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic field training. You will lead and support scientific and operational groups working in the field and develop station search and rescue capabilities in one of the most remote, isolated and beautiful places on the planet.

FTOs are employed in summer jobs at all stations. Senior FTOs are selected from suitable FTO candidates for summer and/or winter jobs.

Annual base salary while in Australia - $83,375 pa

Additional allowances while working in Antarctica - $63,437 pa

Superannuation contribution 15.4% plus accrued recreation leave


Applications from persons who are not Australian citizens will usually only be considered where there are no suitable Australian applicants.

To apply for this role you must have the skills and licences listed below:

Experience: You will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in outdoor guiding/leading with either young people or adults in remote wilderness settings and (provide copies with your application):

  • A relevant qualification in Outdoor Education such as a Certificate IV in Outdoor Education, a Diploma of Outdoor Education (preferred), a Bachelor of Education (Outdoor Education) or equivalent;
  • And/or - An Adult Teaching qualification (e.g. Bachelor of Education; Grad Dip; TAE).
  • Or Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in the outdoor sector inclusive of at least 5 years of adult guiding (preferably in the area of adult training and instruction).

Qualifications/licences (provide copies with your application):

  • Leader’s wilderness first aid (LWFA or PHEC) qualification, or equivalent;
  • Single pitch climbing instructor’s qualification and/or multi-pitch climbing instructor’s qualification (ACIA, PACI or other recognised authority), or equivalent;
  • A current, unrestricted “C” class (manual) Australian driver’s licence.
  • A current statement of attainment in the following units of first aid, or the ability to attain prior to commencement: Provide CPR (HLTAID001).
How to apply

All applications must be submitted via jobs.antarctica.gov.au

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Where: Antarctica, Macquarie Island and Hobart, Australia

Workload(s): Contract

Closing Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022

Recruitment team
Australian Antarctic Program

Email: jobs@antarctica.gov.au

Website: https://jobs.antarctica.gov.au/jobs-in-antarctica...

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