Teacher - Plumbing

South West Institute of TAFE

Warrnambool, VIC

Posted 1/14/2021

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Who is South West TAFE?
South West TAFE is a world-class educator in an idyllic regional setting at the heart of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road region.

As the number 1 education and training provider in south-west Victoria, SWTAFE offers practical and inspiring teaching that prepares students for in-demand jobs now and into the future.

Our focus is on delivering courses that give our graduates the skills they need to thrive in their chosen careers.

We offer over 150 nationally-recognised qualifications and short courses, and all are delivered by people with practical experience and backed by strong industry connections.

Our delivery is flexible, modern and designed to meet the requirements of the workplace, giving students the best skills to succeed.

South West TAFE’s campuses are located in Warrnambool, Hamilton, Portland and Colac with training facilities also located at Glenormiston and Sherwood Park (Deakin Warrnambool).

Position overview/your opportunity
  • Full-time 38 hours per week, fixed-term 12 month contract (ending 22.12.2021)
  • Warrnambool Campus
  • $73,027 - $103,540 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience), plus superannuation

This position provides high-quality training services on behalf of the Plumbing team. The role requires an innovator who can effectively respond to the training demands of Institute clients, who is able to work in a variety of environments and with different teaching and learning modes. The Teacher is also responsible for developing resources and assessment tools to support this delivery and for developing and maintaining relationships with industry and key government bodies

Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
  • Teach in subjects and programs in a variety of learning modes and across a range of locations
  • Establish and maintain contacts and networks with industry, key partners and stakeholders
  • This role will be required to support and undertake student recruitment and enrolment
  • Is proactively engaged with the end to end teaching process ensuring service excellence and continuous improvement across SWTAFE, including meeting governance expectations of fee for service programs
  • As appropriate, provide potential and ongoing students with individual educational support by assessing students against the required standards, accurately recording achievement and providing feedback to students on their demonstrated performance in relation to any given standards
  • Develop high quality teaching resources and assessment materials to meet the requirements of both accredited curriculum and training packages
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress and assessment in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Liaise as appropriate with industry and the community to develop and customise training appropriate to client requirements
  • Plan, market, coordinate and monitor relevant SWTAFE and industry based programs
  • Provide support and advice to students of diverse cultures, backgrounds and abilities and implement appropriate support strategies and/or learning programs as required

Mandatory requirements
  • An approved degree, diploma or certificate in a relevant vocational area or approved equivalent qualifications, approved industry experience and the ability to demonstrate currency in vocational workplace competencies
  • A current AQF4 vocational teaching qualification - for example, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116
  • Employee Victorian Working with Children and satisfactory Police Check
  • Current driver’s licence

Highly desirable requirements
  • An approved course of teacher training accredited at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 5, Level 6 or above that clearly evidences:
    • o Studies in adult learning methodology
    • o Studies in teaching in a Vocational Education environment
    • o Studies in Applied Research (linked to the Boyer framework of scholarship)
    • o 200 hours of supervised practicum
  • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant vocational experience
  • Substantial experience using Microsoft Office products and relevant industry software and programs

We strive to be recognised as an employer of choice by providing staff with excellent working conditions and the opportunity for exciting career, personal and professional development opportunities including:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Community focused employer
  • Extensive Staff Development
  • Staff health & wellbeing programs
  • Staff discount program (Shop'n Save) & social club
  • Convenient campus locations

For further information please contact Chris Lawlor, Manager - Building, Construction & Smart Technologies on 03 5564 8514

Applications close: Sunday, 31st January 2021

How to apply
If this role resonates with you and you have the necessary skills and experience, then we would like to hear from you.

To apply for the role, please click ‘Apply for this job’ and provide a copy of your cover letter containing your responses to the key selection criteria as outlined within the position description along with you current resume.

A full position description is available from our Careers at SWTAFE webpage.

South West TAFE is an equal opportunity employer; fostering a fair, safe and inclusive environment, embracing all forms of diversity.
We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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