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Be part of TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW's purpose is to skill the workforce of the future, and with over 450,000 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.

Current career opportunities

TAFE NSW TAE Scholarship Program

The NSW Government provided funding for 525 TAE Scholarships to be allocated by 30 June 2021. Of these the first year’s target of 250 (to be offered by 30 June 2020) has been achieved, congratulations to the successful candidates!

Head to iworkfor.nsw.gov.au check the opportunities and apply once your industry area is advertised. It is also highly recommended that you contact the Head Teacher of your industry area at your local TAFE Campus to discuss future opportunities.

Becoming a teacher

There are a number of options available for becoming a teacher at TAFE NSW through the TAE Scholarship Program:

1. Start teaching now

Complete a skillset course in four to six weeks of part time study, then you’ll be able to teach on a casual basis under the supervision of an experienced teacher. 

During this time, you’ll complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This takes about 12 months, after which you can teach unsupervised.

2. Plan to teach in the future

You can choose to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment while remaining in your current employment. Then you can move into a teaching arrangement that best suits you.

3. Pathway to teaching

Start working at TAFE NSW in a non-teaching educational role, while studying towards a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Once qualified, you can move into a teaching position straight away.

TAFE NSW teaching positions are only available for courses that are in-demand, which means not all NSW locations are in need of teaching positions.


Become a TAFE NSW 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

Become an Assessor

  • 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

Become an Education Support Officer

  • 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

Current career opportunities

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