Become a TAFE teacher

Posted: 15th Apr

Victoria’s TAFE institutes and dual sector universities are public providers of vocational education and training. They provide quality training in a range of industry areas. If you have current skills in a relevant industry, or you’ve taught at another provider of vocational education and training, there may be an opportunity for you at one of Victoria’s TAFEs.


Victorian TAFE teachers must have:

  • a current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or be willing to get one)
  • current industry skills—relevant to the subjects you want to teach.

A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is a nationally-recognised qualification. It allows you to assess and teach students in vocational education and training in areas like those listed below.

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment courses are offered at TAFEs and dual sector universities across Victoria. Find Certificate IV in Training and Assessment courses offered at Victorian TAFEs.

Your skills

Your existing skills, experience or qualifications may be recognised in the course requirements. This is called credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL). It could count towards your qualification.


At present, TAFEs are particularly looking for teachers in Free TAFE courses and trades, including:

  • Cyber Security
  • Carpentry
  • Automotive
  • Community Services
  • Electrical
  • Accounting
  • Nursing
  • Plumbing

TAFEs deliver classroom, workplace and online teaching.

You can search for a teaching job near you, in your area of expertise. For information about the specific requirements of an advertised role, contact the TAFE that is advertising it.