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Learning and Development Consultant

Find out how to become a learning and development consultant in the management sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Learning and Development Consultant is $76,000 - 111,400 annually


Learning and development consultants assist with a company’s education and training programs and help implement their learning initiatives. Employment for this role is expected to stay fairly stable to 2022, from 26,600 workers in 2017 to 26,600 by 2022. 20,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

Learning and development consultants help steer a company’s direction in implementing new training initiatives for their employees.

  • Are critical, and detail-oriented for helping businesses identify, assess, and prioritise their learning objectives
  • Highly organised for planning, implementing, and reviewing initiatives
  • Strong communication skills for discussing proposals and strategies
  • Are highly knowledgeable in the education and training field
  • Well-abled in instructing and coordinating others
  • Know how to manage and maximise financial resources

Quick facts

Learning and development consultants work in most regions of Australia, with many working full-time. Here are a few key facts on the role.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.2 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Education and training; public administration and safety; and professional, scientific and technical services
  • Average qualification level
    Recommended qualification levels for learning and development consultants start at a graduate diploma level

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.


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