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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 $90,600 - 122,800 annually

What does a Learning and Development Consultant do?

Learning and development consultants assist with a company’s education and training programs and help implement their learning initiatives.

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What are the key skills of a Learning and Development Consultant?

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

How to become a Learning and Development Consultant 

If you want to pursue the role of Learning and Development Consultant, it's recommended to study higher-level qualifications such as a bachelor's degree majoring in human resources, training or education.

It's also important to consider internship opportunities so that you can have some on-the-job training and experience for paid roles.

The BSB50120 - Diploma of Business (Organisational Development) is an ideal course for those wanting to explore other related aspects of HR, including people and culture, employee retention and executing strategies for an engaged and highly skilled workforce. This is an ideal study pathway if you want to work in a role that's specific to learning and development. 
 

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.

Employment for this role is expected to fall to 2025, from 17,400 workers in 2020 to 15,600 by 2025.

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  • Average Hours Worked
    44 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Education and training; public administration and safety; and professional, scientific and technical services
  • Job Growth 
    Expected to fall in the next five years. From 17,400 in 2020 to 15,600 by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from au.talent.com and the Australian Government's labourmarketinsights.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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