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Our Vision

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. TAFE NSW is committed to ensuring our workforce better represents the communities in which we operate.  

TAFE NSW recognises the importance of identity, knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures and languages - all of which can enhance the lives and career opportunities of all Australians.

Our Strategy

Our BE EMPOWERED: Empowering Aboriginal People Through Employment strategy provides the guidance and actions that will assist us to achieve our goals.

Key action areas within the strategy include:

  1. Attraction and Recruitment
  2. Retention, Engagement, Career Development and Progression
  3. Cultural Capability and Accountability
  4. Community Engagement

The Opportunities

We are 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.

Whatever your passion, TAFE NSW has a role that's right for you. Start a new journey with us and apply for one of our rewarding jobs at iworkforNSW.

TAFE NSW Aboriginal Talent Community

Express your interest in upcoming career opportunities by joining our Aboriginal Talent Community.

Our recruitment teams will match vacancies to your preferences and send you email alerts when positions are available, inviting you to apply.

Register Your Interest

To ‘Register your Interest’, you are required to create a profile on iworkfornsw. Please click on the below link, select ‘All other NSW Government agencies’ and follow the instructions. It is important to remember to upload your resume for us to review. 


Once your profile is created, please email careers@tafensw.edu.au so we can link your application to suitable positions.

How Can TAFE NSW Support You?

To support potential and current employees TAFE NSW have a dedicated team of Aboriginal Employment Advisors (AEAs).

By registering your interest to join our ‘Talent Communities’, our experienced AEAs and Recruitment Team will actively keep in contact with you, notify you of suitable positions and provide support as required throughout the application process.

Enquiries can be directed to the Aboriginal Employment Advisor or the Corporate Recruitment Team on careers@tafensw.edu.au.

Targeted and Identified Positions

TAFE NSW is committed to doubling and diversifying our Aboriginal workforce and aims to ensure that our workforce better reflects the communities where we operate. To assist us to achieve these objectives, TAFE NSW will sometimes Target or Identify positions.

Please note if a position is advertised as Aboriginal Targeted, this does not prevent non-Aboriginal applicants from applying. All Aboriginal candidates selected for an interview will be asked to supply “Confirmation of Aboriginality” documentation at interview. If you require additional information, please contact the recruiter on the advertisement.

View our current vacancies on https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

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Acknowledgement of Country

TAFE NSW respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Country of all locations where our learning activities are hosted. We extend our respect to Elders, past and present, and acknowledge our future generations of Aboriginal people. We also respectfully acknowledge the Country, family and cultural values of our Aboriginal employees working across the organisation.