VET Carpentry Teacher

Swinburne University of Technology

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Ongoing, full-time position based at our Croydon campus

About the Role 
The Trades and Engineering Technology Department is seeking to appoint suitably qualified and experienced teachers to meet expected further growth in 2024 and beyond.  

In this role you will work collaboratively within a team of education professionals and will plan, deliver, assess, evaluate and ensure compliance of high-quality education and training programs. The units that you will deliver are from our current Construction Training Package CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry and our VET in Secondary Schools program. The requirement is to predominantly carry out teaching and assessment duties within these programs.   

Salary offered will depend on the successful applicant’s skills and current qualification level. Certificates IV’s start from $76,108 whilst Diploma’s start from $89,512. 

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 
  • Demonstrated ability to implement high quality innovative teaching and learning programs in a variety of learning modes, reflecting an understanding of successful approaches to carpentry teaching
  • Demonstrated ability to participate effectively in continuous improvement, and develop high quality teaching and assessment materials
  • Builds constructive relationships with colleagues and generates ideas for improvements which includes demonstrating high level communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, student mentoring and student experience. 
  • Current practical experience (currency) within the carpentry industry 

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 
  • Certificate III in Carpentry

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. 

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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: Sunday 10 December 2023, at 11pm (ADST)

Please note that the university will shutdown over the Christmas break and re-open in early January 2024 and this period will lengthen our usual recruitment process timelines.

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

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

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

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