Be employed while you gain your qualification to teach at TAFE

Are you interested in becoming a TAFE teacher but haven’t completed your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification? 

Chisholm is Piloting a new way of becoming a TAFE teacher at Chisholm through the Quality TAFE Teacher Program, commencing February 2024.  This program employs individuals as a teacher at Chisholm and supports them to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and guarantees you full time employment (fixed-term contract) at Chisholm upon successful completion of your studies.

At this time, there is no scheduled intake for the second Quality TAFE Teacher Program, however you can express interest via the form below and a Chisholm representative will contact you about career opportunities.

How does it work?

If you are accepted into the program, you will start working at Chisholm while you undertake your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE), and simultaneously undertake work placement with Chisholm students or apprentices.  

Delivery of the TAE is fast tracked.  Normally taking 9 months to complete, the custom delivery of this course will have you ready to teach classes sooner.

Program support

  • To support your career change, Chisholm is connecting all new Quality TAFE Teacher staff with specialised mentors and a buddy system.
  • This TAE intake will solely be delivered to people just like you, who are perhaps new to study and seeking a career change.  This will help foster a supportive environment of like-minded peers.
  • Work placement experience at Chisholm will be supervised and will equip you with practical skills in teaching to support your learning.

Program delivery

Commencement: TBC

TAE duration: 10 weeks, full time

Delivery mode: On campus at Dandenong and practical classroom assessments (supervised) 

Salary range: $78,564 - $107,995. Salary is determined based on industry, years of experience and recruitment process. 

Quality TAFE Teacher – An example of what your week might look like

  • The course will be delivered Monday to Friday between 9am – 4.30pm.
  • Monday, Thursday and Friday will focus on the TAE course theory including individual and group work.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be supervised teaching via practical placement in a Chisholm classroom with students or apprentices. This will support you to be ready and confident to start teaching on completion of your qualification.

Program requirements and eligibility

You must be an industry professional or qualified trades person in a priority area. Priority areas are determined prior to announcement of new intake.

You will also:

  • have industry or trade experience of at least 3+ years
  • be an Australian citizen or have the right to work in Australia
  • provide a valid Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC).

Educators are required to provide certified copies of qualifications and transcripts, along with a completed Vocational Competency Map and Currency Record.

Register your details below.

Expression of interest Quality TAFE teacher