14 Jan

Plumbing Gasfitting And Drainlaying Tutor Jobs Vacancy in Ara Institute Canterbury

Plumbing Gasfitting And Drainlaying Tutor
Ara Institute Canterbury
14 Jan, 2018 30+ days ago

Ara Institute Canterbury urgently required following position for Plumbing Gasfitting And Drainlaying Tutor. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Plumbing Gasfitting And Drainlaying Tutor Jobs Vacancy in Ara Institute Canterbury Jobs Details:

Successful students; Value for employers; Effective staff.

Trust - Kia pono; Connect - Kia Tuhono; Inspire - Kia Hihiri

Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Policy Framework for teaching and learning identifies four principles:

  • Participation – learners actively engaged
  • Empowerment - fostering student engagement and develop students’ as critically reflective life-long learners.
  • Employability - preparing them as learners for the 21st Century with a range of literacies required for the future.
  • Community - recognising and valuing learning as a social process
Ara is committed to developing flexible modes of delivery and encourages learning centred approaches that exploit the
potential of new technologies.
Ara is also committed to scholarship informing teaching and learning
Ara has a Capability Framework to support the professional development of teaching staff.

Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Trades Campus is the leading South Island provider of Trades Training. Located on Sullivan
Avenue, Opawa and Arthur Street campus, Timaru, Ara provides unparalleled practical learning facilities for the eleven
Trades disciplines currently delivered. In addition, the TradeFIT development sites provides opportunity for further Trades
Training and enhancements to those currently offered.

As a Plumbing Tutor you will primarily be responsible for the delivery of Ara certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and
Drainlaying. The role will include delivery to Ara Apprentice, Pre-Trade, Youth Guarantee, Night classes, Managed
Apprentice/Traineeships and Gateway, Christchurch Men’s Prison and release/block course work for the ITO. This role will
cover practical hands on in addition to all theory aspects. The key focus around this delivery will be specific to the Plumbing,
Gasfitting and Drainlaying requirements of the student to meet industry needs, current trends and technology
developments at advanced levels.

REPORTING STRUCTURE - Line Manager: Manager - Electrical and Plumbing

Head of
Department -


Manager - Manager - Manager - Manager -
Manager - Manager - Auto

Electrical and Manufacturing, Building and Infrastructure
Construction Industry

Plumbing Welding, Prisons Carpentry and Logistics




Internal External

  • Head of Department  Contacts within the industry sector
  • Manager - Electrical and Plumbing
  • Other Academic Staff
  • Technicians and Administrative Staff


  • A minimum of Craftsman and current registration in  Teaching qualification
one or more of Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying


  • A skilled practitioner in the Plumbing, Gasfitting and  An understanding of Unit Standards and/or previous
Drainlaying industry with a significant amount of experience teaching would be advantageous.

recent practical experience

  • Proven management skills in the Plumbing, Gasfitting
and Drainlaying industry

  • Strong experience of working cooperatively in a team

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and

  • Capability to develop and write delivery resources
and assessments

  • PC based computer literacy skills that enable word
processing of technical reports, processing of data on

spreadsheets, creation of word documents.

Personal Attributes:
  • A commitment to health and safety
  • Flexibility regarding hours of work including evening
and occasional weekends.

  • An ability to develop and maintain positive
relationships with people with diverse skills and

abilities from diverse backgrounds.

  • An ability to liaise with employers (industry) and
potential clients (students)

  • Is willing to commit to Ara staff profile

1. Teaching 1.1. Effective planning, preparation and organisation for
Manage the teaching and learning situations in all classes so students know what is expected of
selected programmes and courses: them. This includes setting and effectively

communicating learning objectives, and regularly
updating course materials to ensure currency and
meet changing educational needs and industry

1.2. Creation of an environment conducive to learning
and where students are motivated to learn.

1.3. Effective use of a variety of appropriate teaching and
learning strategies.

1.4. Effective organisation/development/deployment of
learning resources.

1.5. Maintenance of academic quality standards.
1.6. Provision of regular, effective feedback to students

regarding progress and achievement. This includes:
  • Setting and marking of student assessments
(e.g. practical tests, assignments, test papers,
internal examination papers) within
Department quality deadlines.

  • Ensuring that all assessments meet the
quality assurance and moderation
requirements set out in curriculum document
/ Ara and Faculty policies and guidelines /
Unit Standards requirements or specific
industry requirements, as appropriate.

2. Student Responsibilities 2.1. Maintains professional relationships with students to
Academic Staff will exhibit genuine concern for help meet individual learning needs.
students as individuals and members of the 2.2. Learning guidance provided to students within and
class/course/programme. outside the classroom context, as appropriate.
2.3. Recognises student learning difficulties and arranges

for appropriate support (e.g. referral to learning
assistance, including NESB assistance; referral to
career, course or personal counselling; referral to
student loan/scholarship support).

SASM: Plans and implements strategies for
improvements to assist those with learning

2.4. Provides support and assistance to resolve conflict
between students.

2.5. Practice in non-racist and non-sexist ways and
sensitivity to students and colleagues with special
needs demonstrated.

3. Planning and Development 3.1. Contributes vision and innovation to the work team.
Academic Staff will contribute to planning and 3.2. Develops course materials.
development activities in relation to courses, 3.3. Contributes to course and programme development.
programmes, the Department and Ara.

3.4. Contributes to ongoing planning within the School

and Faculty.
3.5. Contributes to marketing activity in and on behalf of

the Department and Ara.

4. Administration 4.1. Plans and co-ordinates the administration
Complete administration requirements promptly. requirements of the courses and programmes

taught, (including work experience, where required
by the curricula,) in accordance with
Department/Programme requirements.

4.2. Contributes to course, workgroup and other relevant
meetings of staff.

4.3. Completes student and course/programme records
accurately and forwards them to Administration, as
required. (e.g. attendance records, assessment

4.4. Completes all personal administration records
accurately and forward them to the Head of
Department (e.g. leave forms, leave planners, work
time records).

4.5. Follows all policies, practices and procedures of the
Department and CPIT.

4.6. Participates in organisational systems, such as

5. Research
Actively contribute to the research outputs of the 5.1. Participates in Department research activities.
Department, including publication and presentation. 5.2. If employed on research conditions, delivers the

research outputs negotiated.

6. Professional Commitment
Maintain professional currency and teaching skills 6.1. Maintains professional relationships with staff to
suitable to the role of educator and which support Ara further overall objectives of the Department and Ara.
quality objectives. 6.2. Develops and maintains communication and support

networks within work experience organisations, as

6.3. Maintains professional relationships and liaison with
staff in other tertiary institutions, as appropriate.

6.4. Contributes to external moderations processes as

6.5. Maintains professional relationships with industry
relevant professional organisations

6.6. Plans and negotiates use of development time with
the Head of Department to meet teaching
development needs, Ara learning profile needs and
professional currency needs.

6.7. Implements these negotiated programmes for own
professional development

6.8. Represents the course/programme/Department in
meetings or industry gatherings as required.

6.9. Liaises with consumer groups and representatives to
seek their feedback and input into the courses and
programmes taught, as required.

6.10. Responds to feedback
6.11. Uses feedback on performance from students, peers

and Head of Department to identify own educational
needs and finds opportunities to meet these

6.12. Seeks and uses opportunities to maintain professional
credibility and competence

6.13. Evaluates and reflects on own practice in order to
identify directions and strategies for improvement

6.14. Participates in the broader professional and academic

life of Ara.

7. Contribution to Ara
Seek ways to assist Ara in achieving its vision, mission, 7.1. Compliance with legislation and policy adopted by Ara
values, strategic goals and operational requirements. in order to meet legislative requirements. This

includes health and safety requirements, and may
involve the staff member undergoing medical checks
to establish baseline health at the commencement of
employment and regular checks thereafter.

7.2. Participates in activities seeking staff opinion and
feedback, as requested.

7.3. Participates in the continuous improvement culture by
recommending change and improvement, which will
assist with efficient delivery of operational and
strategic goals.

7.4. Participates in committees/working groups, as

7.5. Contributes and participates in projects from time to

7.6. Performs other duties related to an academic staff
member’s role, as may be reasonably required from
time to time.

The successful applicant is required to commit to the Ara staff profile which encompasses foci on students, learning and
teaching, innovation, flexibility and continual learning, research, biculturalism, internationalisation, disability awareness,
environmental awareness and sustainability, health and safety and IT literacy.

All of the information provided above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This
document is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position
and incumbent. From time to time, the incumbent will be required to accept and carry out other relevant duties as assigned
by their Manager.

The standard online application provides the Institute with a common set of information about each candidate but applicants
should not limit themselves to that form. Personal applications set out in the applicant's own style including a curriculum vitae
and particular references to the job description and personal profile are welcomed. Ara reserves the right not to appoint or
to appoint by invitation in the event the recruitment process is deemed to be unsuccessful.


1. Student Evaluation
Each lecturer is required to implement a system of obtaining from students, evaluation on the course in general and on
their performance to assist professional development. Assistance is available in the Division or through the Staff
Development Coordinator.

2. Staff Appraisal
Ara has in place a staff appraisal process in relation to job performance. All staff are required to take part in the process.

3. Staff Training and Professional Development
Academic staff who do not have a teaching qualification are required to enrol in the Certificate of Adult Teaching. Ara
is a learning organisation where professional development is supported. Staff are asked to develop a professional
development plan with their Manager.

4. Ara Profile

For Ara to develop and prosper, all staff are expected to demonstrate a range of skills, knowledge and attitudes that
contribute positively to the organisation’s fundamental purpose which is to provide quality learning for students. We
have an integrated approach to defining, describing and developing a positive learning culture among staff and we align
this approach at all levels to the mission, values, goals and strategic direction of the institution.

5. Health and Safety
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 provides that a duty is imposed on a person under the Bill to ensure health and
safety. This requires the person to eliminate risks to health and safety so far as is reasonably practicable and; if it is not
practicable to eliminate risks to health and safety, to minimise those risks so far as is reasonably practicable. It is the
employee’s responsibility to abide by this legislation, the Ara Health and Safety policy and to complete the online Health
and Safety induction immediately after commencing work.

Applicants for positions are asked to declare and relevant health related needs or issues on the application form
provided to People and Development with your application for appointment. This information is not used for short
listing but we do expect you to discuss your needs as part of the interview process or when accepting an employment
offer where this is relevant. Confidentiality is assured and applicants will not be differentiated on the basis of disabilities
or health requirements unless these render applicants unable to undertake the task requirements. Employees may be
required to undertake a health check where baseline data is needed for specific positions e.g. a hearing test for those
involved in engineering workshops.

6. Probationary Period
Every lecturer appointed for the first time to a tenured (permanent) position must serve a probationary period of two
years, which may be reduced in certain circumstances or extended for up to a further year. People appointed to limited
tenure (fixed term) positions may be required to serve a probationary period. Confirmation of appointment at the end
of the probationary period is by the decision of the Chief Executive Officer communicated in writing.

7. Intellectual Property
Intellectual property developed by Employees in the course of their employment belongs to Ara. This includes but is
not limited to programme/course/lesson plans, course descriptors, notes, assignments, tests, evaluations.

8. Employment Terms and Conditions
Appointments are made within the terms of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (as amended) and the terms and
conditions provided either in an Individual Employment Agreement (IEA) or in terms of the applicable Collective
Employment Agreement (CEA) which also has coverage over this position. At Ara the applicable CEAs which cover the
terms and conditions of employment for academic staff members are the Association of Academic Staff at Canterbury
(AASC) and the Tertiary Education Union (TEU). If the staff member joins either the AASC or TEU union, the current
appropriate CEA will automatically apply, otherwise the staff member will be on an IEA.

9. Equal Opportunities Employer
Ara is committed to equality and diversity and makes a determined effort to develop an inclusive environment to
achieve a balanced gender representation and increase the number of Maori and other under-represented groups on
staff. We are an active provider of opportunities for differently abled people and recognise that all staff, are not only
our employees, but have multi-faceted lives that from time to time may require flexibility from Ara to assist in meeting
their other commitments.

10. Ara Sustainability Aspirations

  • Ara will continuously evaluate and improve its environmental impact across all areas of the organisation.
  • Ara is widely acknowledged as a values led organisation, where sustainability and multiculturalism is core to its
beliefs and operating practices.

  • We support and encourage sustainability initiatives and objectives, both on and off campus, and act as a key
partner in community and iwi lead collaborations.

  • While key stakeholders, including central and local government recognise Ara as the sector leader in adding
value through sustainability, we believe compliance is the entry point and we can go further.

  • Ara is an economically sustainable organisation that is efficient, productive and anticipates market needs,
adapting to the changing economic environment in Aotearoa, New Zealand and globally.

11. Smokefree Policy

As an employer and learning provider of choice Ara promotes a positive, healthy working and learning environment and
supports the government vision of a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. The Smokefree policy prohibits smoking in all
buildings or parts of buildings under Ara Institute of Canterbury’s management, Ara vehicles and on Ara land holdings
and perimeters including all car parks, green spaces and external eating areas.

12. Criminal conviction history checks
While Ara is a tertiary institute delivering education and catering predominantly for adult learners there remains a duty
of care to the increasing numbers of younger students and those individuals or groups who may be defined as
“vulnerable” by virtue of age, health, welfare or special need. With an increasing focus on youth in particular and the
additional pastoral care this involves Ara Management have determined that best practice involves all staff undergoing
a criminal conviction history check. As part of the appointment process shortlisted candidates will be asked to give
consent to Ara to submit a request. Offers of employment will be subject to the results of the check. A regime of
checking employees has been developed.

Core worker
For NZ Police vetting purposes this role is classified as a core (children’s) worker because there is regular contact with
students who may be youth, children, elderly or vulnerable adults. This position meets the criteria for a check under the
Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014 and as such Ara will request a NZ Police Vet check disclosing your criminal conviction

13. Records Management
All staff are expected to comply with the Records Management Policy and related Ara procedures and to create records
that accurately capture business activities, appropriately manage these records over time using line of business systems,
approved institutional repositories and designated physical and electronic storage, and follow authorised disposal

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