Foundation Skills Teacher - Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC)

Box Hill Institute

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About the role:

A unique and rewarding opportunity to join Box Hill Institute onsite within our Educational Office at the Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC) in Ravenhall as our Foundation Skills Teacher! This opportunity is part time- 2 days per week until June 2024!

Within this role you will be teaching students within the prison environment daily life skills including nutrition, resume writing, LEAN and various other topics.

You will be delivering planned sessions in a variety of innovative and adaptive ways to engage students and meet their needs and learning styles. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the design and development of the learning resources and assessments.

This is a highly rewarding opportunity to work with students to improve their employability and life skills to utilise upon release from prison.

Note: This role is located within a prison environment and teachers will be alone with student groups made up of prisoners. You will be employed by Box Hill Institute however working onsite at the Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC), in Ravenhall.

About You:

  • A current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) or Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
  • Experience within a similar teaching/training role
  • Ability to share knowledge within a training environment including the ability to research, select, and use a wide range of learning resources and assessment tools that would ensure a successful training program
  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver logical, succinct, up-to-date and engaging course materials and lessons
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated high level awareness of, and responsiveness to, people from a broad range of diverse backgrounds and emotional contexts
  • Experience in effectively managing difficult and sensitive topics and questions
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to self-manage workload
  • Ability and confidence to work onsite and in the presence of students within the prison environment

About Us:

We are proud to be a leading education provider with a strong reputation for delivering high quality educational outcomes.

Our organisation comprises of Box Hill Institute (Box Hill & Lilydale locations) and Centre for Adult Education (Melbourne CBD) as well as partnerships across various correctional and defence sites in Victoria.

Partnering with Corrections Victoria, our professional site managers, teaching and administration staff are located on site where all education programs are delivered within the prisons where we offer vocational education and training programs across eight prisons within metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

We are committed to a highly motivated and aligned workforce, so we’ll be by your side to enable you, help you grow, and offer you benefits which enhance your work life balance.

Box Hill Institute is a welcoming, safe and respectful work environment. We are work-life friendly and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for our vacancies.


We offer more than just a job; we offer benefits to enhance your work life, help you grow, and celebrate your achievements. Employment benefits include:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Flexible work arrangements (dependent on the role requirements)
  • Career progression opportunities and reward & recognition programs
  • Novated leasing and salary packaging
  • Access to health & wellbeing resources
  • Employee discounts on health insurance, car rental, newspaper subscriptions and more
  • Access to libraries offering ebooks, films, novels, childrens books and so much more
  • Discounts on CAE/Box Hill Institute short courses for staff and their immediate family as well as discounted access to our floristry, beauticians, restaurant, Vet & dog grooming
  • Purchased Leave

If you have questions about this role, please contact Crystal Roberts via email at

Applications close 5pm Monday 6th November 2023

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

Candidates for employment at Box Hill Institute will be subject to pre-employment probity checks, and must satisfy Box Hill Institute’s pre-conditions for employment. These include providing a satisfactory (valid employee) Working With Children Check and National Police Check, as well as evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status as prescribed by the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic).

Box Hill Institute reserves the right to withdraw an advertised position at any stage.

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