Casual VET Teacher - Northern Australia Programs

Swinburne University of Technology

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Deliver training in remote areas in East and West Arnhem Land

About the Role

Are you a passionate teacher looking for a unique opportunity to work with Indigenous Communities in the Northern Territory? 

Swinburne welcomes applicants for the role of sessional teacher to travel out to remote areas in East and West Arnhem Land, delivering short skills sets ranging between 1 to 4 weeks throughout the year.

Working within the Northern Australia Programs team, you will teach short accredited and non-accredited courses across eight Communities. You will work closely with our Indigenous partner organisations to collaborate, plan, and deliver units of competency while linking in with meaningful projects to benefit the Communities. You will customise your teaching methods to meet the needs of the cohort, reflective of your understanding of engaging and working with students with low language, literacy, and numeracy. Your passion to positively impact students will encourage them to seek ongoing education and training. 

Course Areas
We are looking for trainers in the following disciplines - 
  • Trades: Carpentry, Welding, Fencing, Painting, and Landscaping.
  • Business: Computing, Digital Media, Customer Service.
  • Health: Community Services, Allied Health.

About You
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:
  • Ability to multi-task and balance a variety of teaching resources to achieve outcomes
  • Experience working within a student cohort with low LLN or ESL
  • Ability to plan, and to flexibly adjust plans to meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel interstate across various isolated areas
  • Flexibility around variable travel times

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment/Diploma or higher-level qualification in adult education
  • Vocational experience and qualifications in any of the following: Chainsaw, Small Motor Maintenance, White Card, First Aid, Welding, Carpentry & Woodwork, Concreting, Horticulture, Landscaping, Pest and Weed Control, Fencing, Painting, Business, Community Services, and Allied Health. 
  • Experience assessing in Vocational Education

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:
  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position. To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

For further information about the position, please contact Rachael Woods via email

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Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

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Applications Close: Friday 1st December 2023, 11.00pm

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

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