TasTAFE teachers specialise in teaching vocational education courses and training programs in their field of expertise.
Depending on their area of teaching they train students in classrooms, simulated learning environments such as workshops, online and in workplaces.
Some teachers work fully online, others split their classes between face to face, practical and theory which can be done in a classroom or sometimes online. Some teachers also deliver training and conduct assessments in workplaces.
Teachers also spend time planning classes, developing learning materials and assessing student progress and competency.
We believe the biggest benefit of being a TasTAFE teacher is the opportunity to change lives by supporting your students and sharing your skills and knowledge with them.
You’ll also be supporting the future of your industry by helping to train the next generation, helping people upskill or even change careers.
We also have a range of benefits to support you and provide you with a healthy work/life balance:
- Up to 10 weeks’ leave a year so you’ll have plenty of time to spend with family, pursue your interests or even keep working in industry.
- Family friendly hours – the majority of the time you’ll work Monday to Friday during business hours.
- Flexibility – in some cases there are options to work part-time or work from home.
- Access to professional development provided by our dedicated Educator Capability Team.
- Fully supported onboarding through our Teacher Development Program and buddy system.
- Access to our free, confidential Employee Assistance Program.
- A friendly and supportive workplace where you will work alongside like-minded people who want to make a difference.
- A commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
- Assistance with relocation costs if you’re moving from interstate in some high-demand teaching areas (conditions apply).
- Plenty of support for students -Our support staff, student counsellors, international student advisors, disability liaison officers and Aboriginal support officers are all there to provide extra support to help students succeed.
- Stay connected with and support your industry.
- Opportunities to return to industry to maintain currency.
No. You don’t need a teaching degree. TAFE teachers are required to have specific skills that are different from school teachers.
Most importantly, we’re looking for people with a passion for passing on their skills and knowledge and helping our students succeed.
Apart from that you’ll need:
- Current industry experience and skills (relevant to the area you want to teach in.)
- High level vocational skills
- A current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) for a full teaching role. (*Note: You can teach without this in a Teacher Under Supervision role).
*Note that some teaching roles also require particular licences or qualifications.
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (known as the TAE) is the national trainer and assessor qualification.
The TAE equips you with the skills to design courses and deliver them in an engaging way. It provides you with a range of teaching skills to develop, plan, deliver and assess training.
You can gain your TAE through a registered training organisation, such as TasTAFE. At TasTAFE, TAE40116 is offered as a full qualification or four stackable clusters combining to complete the full qualification. Our qualification is delivered mainly online, however, on occasions we offer a face-to-face option.
Not everyone needs to have the TAE to commence as a TasTAFE teacher. The most important thing we’re looking for is people who are passionate about their industry and want to train the next generation.
TasTAFE’s Teacher Under Supervision program supports people with skills and mentoring so they can teach while gaining their TAE. This is a great way to get started and get the support needed to become a fully qualified teacher.