Jobs at TAFE NSW

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TAFE NSW's purpose is to skill the workforce of the future, and with over 430,000 annual enrolments and a proud 130 years of history, we continue to set the benchmark for quality education and training.

We're seeking world-class educators, innovative industry experts and motivated administration staff to join our dynamic organisation. We have full-time, part-time and casual positions available spanning over 130 locations across NSW and online.

Share your passion for your industry and build the skills, qualifications and employability of people in NSW.

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Becoming a Teacher

As a Registered Training Organisation TAFE NSW educators must meet ASQA’s standards.

To apply for a teaching role you must have:

  • a nationally recognised qualification in the discipline in which you want to teach
  • between three and five years industry experience (depending on the industry)
  • a relevant education qualification

The Benefits

  • Share your knowledge and skills to develop the future workforce
  • Enjoy a career change
  • Benefit from a good salary
  • Excellent conditions and work/life balance
  • Take pride in student achievements and outcomes
  • Varied educational career path

Your Day to Day

  • Teach students face-to-face in classrooms and online
  • Support students 1:1
  • Issue, mark and provide feedback on assessments
  • Student administration, including marking rolls and recording results
  • Maintain relationships with local industry and employers
  • Stay current with industry practice
  • Students need to be assessed to ensure that they have the skills/knowledge needed to be deemed competent for each subject, and ultimately the qualification
  • Assessors specialise in assessment. They work with teachers to write, facilitate and mark assessments
  • Assessors do not teach
  • The qualification needed by Assessors is a subset of the qualification needed by a teacher
  • Education Support Officers support students by maintaining a close relationship with them
  • They provide industry specific and general guidance
  • They support teachers by assisting in the classroom with discipline specific support of students
  • Education Support Officers do not teach

TAFE NSW is looking for industry experts to teach with us. If you have qualifications and current experience within your field, you could become a valued member of the TAFE NSW teaching team. To help us engage industry experts in areas including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, aged care and nursing we've launched a TAE Scholarship Program. The aim of the TAE Scholarship Program is to provide industry experts in workforce shortage areas with the opportunity to complete a fully funded Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, so they can then transition to teaching. Additional information will be provided to suitable candidates during the application process.

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Aboriginal Employment

TAFE NSW is committed to growing and developing a talented and adaptable Aboriginal workforce. We have opportunities for Aboriginal people right across the organisation in a wide range of roles and at all levels – from trainees to managers and executive roles.

Find out more about our Aboriginal Employment opportunities

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Testimonial

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Why did you become a TAFE NSW Teacher? "I was seeking a challenge and want to get off the tools before my body wears down. I also wanted a better work/life balance and no more call outs."

What was the main incentive? "I wanted school holidays off with the kids and a job I can do until I retire."

What does a typical day look like? "Class preparation, teaching, answering student questions, electronic paperwork, assessing submissions and marking exams."

Bob Tao, Teacher Electrical Trades

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Why did you become a TAFE NSW Teacher? "I was seeking a challenge and want to get off the tools before my body wears down. I also wanted a better work/life balance and no more call outs."

What was the main incentive? "I wanted school holidays off with the kids and a job I can do until I retire."

What does a typical day look like? "Class preparation, teaching, answering student questions, electronic paperwork, assessing submissions and marking exams."

Bob Tao, Teacher Electrical Trades

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Frequently Asked Questions

TAFE Careers can be contracted by:

Phone: 1300 652 786
Email: careers@tafensw.edu.au

  • A brief cover letter (if required)
  • A current resume
  • Responses to targeted questions
  • Providing a written response that addresses the targeted questions forms a specific part of the selection process
  • Two referee contact details

The Essential Requirements describes the knowledge, skills and capabilities required to perform the duties of the position and can be found in the position description.

For permanent jobs in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. For most temporary jobs, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

If the position you are applying for requires academic qualifications, certificates or licenses, certified copies are to be brought with you to the interview, should you progress. Alternatively, the original documents can be brought and sighted by the interview panel. The academic and professional qualifications of candidates recommended for the appointment talent pool may be verified by the convener of the selection panel with the relevant issuing institution.

In addition, if you are successful, you will be required to undertake a National Criminal Records Check to determine suitability for employment. A person who is unwilling to give consent cannot be employed.

Following submission of your application, you may be contacted by the TAFE NSW Recruitment Team to conduct a telephone screening in relation to your application. You may be asked what your reasons for applying are, and other questions in relation to your skills and experience.

If you are successful in your application for the role, you are required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance as a condition of employment.

Referee reports form an important part of the selection process. Applicants are required to provide the details of at least two referees with their application. The following information must be included when providing your referee detail:

  • Current and/or previous position title
  • The referee's relationship to you (e.g. direct supervisor, team leader, senior manager within your organisation)
  • Contact details, including email and telephone number/s

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is about ensuring that all employees have equal access to the opportunities that are available at work. Further information is available from the Department of Premier and Cabinet Equal Employment Opportunity Website.