Teaching @ TAFE NSW

Do you have a trade, diploma or a degree AND industry experience? If so, have you considered a full time or part time career in teaching?

Teaching offers you the opportunity to utilise your knowledge and experience as you help others to develop their skills and knowledge as they pursue their career.

If this is something that you're interested in, why not apply for a teaching position with TAFE NSW?

TAFE NSW employs teachers across a wide range of disciplines within the following facilities:

  • Human Services, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Business and Education
  • Trades and Technology

Teaching with TAFE NSW provides you with a range of employment opportunities. Even if you are external to the TAFE system you can still apply for a range of full time, part time and casual teaching positions.

 

Permanent full time teacher

If you are highly qualified and hold relevant industry experience you could be the perfect candidate for the next vacant teaching position with TAFE NSW.

 

Teacher support

As a teacher, you are supported by a Head Teacher or Teacher-in-charge, the Faculty Management team, the Teaching and Learning Initiatives unit, the Workforce Capacity Development unit and administration and support staff.

You will be provided with:

  • curriculum guidelines
  • assessment guidelines
  • delivery strategies
  • supervision
  • professional development.

 

What can I expect as a TAFE NSW teacher?

You can expect your role as a TAFE NSW teacher to be challenging, but also very rewarding.

You are encouraged to be innovative and may also have the opportunity to facilitate online learning, workplace learning and assessment and commercial delivery in order to meet the changing needs of our clients.

You'll enjoy excellent working conditions including:

  • an attractive salary package
  • generous leave
  • opportunities for professional development
  • genuine team spirit.

 

Career development

As a teacher in TAFE NSW, you may also discover some interesting career pathways.

For example, as a teacher you may decide to seek progression to Teacher-In-Charge, Head Teacher, Coordinator Learning Initiatives, Assistant Faculty Director, Faculty Director.

There are also many other career pathway options.

 

How many hours per week?

As a full time teacher you are required to deliver programs for 20 hours per week with a further 15 hours provided for preparation and administration.

Additionally you are entitled to four weeks annual leave and seven weeks concessional leave.

 

How are full-time TAFE Teachers selected?

All applicants are selected on merit. A selection panel including an independent member will review applications to determine who meets the selection criteria.

In some cases where there are highly competitive applicants, the panel will undertake a competitive cull where only outstanding applicants will be selected for interview.

Applicants may also be required to undertake other forms of assessment such as skills testing prior to the interview.

When submitting an application online, applicants will be required to demonstrate how they meet the following or similar selection criteria.

 

Applicant requirements

You will need to have:

  • a minimum formal (educational) qualification. This ensures effective performance in the relevant teacher position or as required by legislation or industrial instruments, and qualifications that are necessary in order to work in the industry or occupation relevant to the discipline area, where prescribed by a government, industry or professional body.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
  • two years current (post degree) or five years (post trade) or equivalent industrial/vocational experience
  • high level written and verbal communication skills in English
  • demonstrated commitment to maintaining professional currency
  • proven ability to communicate effectively in a wide range of educational, industrial or community environments
  • commitment and ability to facilitate learning in an adult environment
  • demonstrated commitment to quality customer service
  • demonstrated ability to contribute to a team environment
  • proven strengths in problem solving and change management
  • demonstrated organisational skills applicable to an education setting.

Temporary Teacher

For Temporary Teachers applications will be considered in order of priority as follows:

(i) Applicants who meet the service requirements to be considered as a “long serving part time casual teachers and/or Temporary Teachers” (as defined below) through service within TAFE NSW; then

(ii) Applicants who meet the service requirements to be considered as a “long serving part time casual teachers and/or Temporary Teachers” (as defined below), partly through service in TAFE NSW; then

(iii) Applicants who meet the service requirements to be considered as a “long serving part time casual teachers and/or Temporary Teachers” (as defined below), through service in TAFE NSW; then

(iv) All other applicants, including external applicants

For the purpose of (i) to (iii) above, applicants will qualify as a “long serving part time casual teacher and/or Temporary Teacher” where they have worked as a part time casual and/or Temporary Teacher for 240 hours or more (on average) for two consecutive years or more, as at the closing date of application. Service must be rendered at TAFE NSW as specified (i) to (iii) above.”

Eligibility lists may be created to fill future vacancies. The eligibility lists remain valid for a period of up to 12 months.

For further clarification regarding the filling process for Temporary Teachers please contact People and Safety on 02 4222 2550.

Part-time Casual Teacher

If you're interested in teaching on a part-time basis, there are plenty of opportunities for you too.

If you are suitably qualified, experienced and are interested in working as a part-time TAFE NSW teacher, you can apply  for an advertised position and if successful your name will be placed onto a Part Time Casual Teacher suitability list for the relevant teaching area.

When teaching opportunities arise, teaching sections will select teachers from the suitability lists. The teaching hours will vary depending on the needs of the section.

 

Am I eligible to go on the suitability list?

In order to be placed on the suitability list for part-time casual teaching, you will need:

  • the relevant tertiary qualifications for the discipline
  • industry experience
  • Certificate in IV in Assessment and Workplace Training

 

What do you mean by Certificate IV in Training and Assessment?

Applicants will meet the requirements where they:

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40110) from the Training and Assessment Training Package as a minimum qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalence of competencies; and
  • be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed; and
  • be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and trainer/assessor competence

What can I expect as a part-time casual TAFE teacher?

You can expect your role as a TAFE NSW teacher to be challenging, but also very rewarding.

You are encouraged to be innovative and may also have the opportunity to facilitate online learning, workplace learning and assessment and commercial delivery in order to meet the changing needs of our clients.

You'll enjoy excellent working conditions including:

  • an attractive hourly rate
  • opportunities for professional development
  • genuine team spirit.

 

Where can I find out about upcoming teaching opportunities?

Teaching positions are advertised on I work for NSW, in some local media and on this site.

 
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