VE Teacher - Mental Health

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, fixed term (12-months) position at our hawthorn campus

About the Job
Our vision for Vocational Education is to be the best provider of vocational education in Australia, known for our industry and community connections, and excellence in student focused learning. To assist in achieving this vision, we are seeking a VE teacher in Mental Health to join Swinburne’s Vocational Education team.

Our VE teachers inspire, engage and educate our students for the 21st century, through implementing industry best practice and applying current learning technologies and contemporary learning pedagogies. 

You will work collaboratively within a team of education professionals to plan deliver, assess, evaluate and ensure compliance of high-quality education and training programs. This role requires our teachers to be able to customise and adapt our programs to meet our learners and clients’ needs that vary from certificate level through to diploma and associate degree levels.

About you 
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 

  • Vocational experience in the community Mental Health sector is essential
  • Demonstrated ability to implement high quality innovative teaching and learning programs in a variety of learning modes which respond to a diverse range of student learning needs. 
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and promote an inclusive, customised and safe learning environment and provide support and advice to a diverse range of students and industry clients.
  • Demonstrated experience or the capacity to develop and conduct training programs directed to the needs of industry and the community.
  • Demonstrated experience or the capacity to develop learning and assessment resources.
  • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of Vocational Education and Training policies and frameworks.

•    Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40122) OR •    Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) OR  •    Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) including the following units: o    TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills or its successor, OR o    TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills AND  o    TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools or its successor, OR o    TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools OR o    TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools OR
•    Diploma or higher level qualification in adult education
•    Degree in Counselling or Psychology or related discipline (preferred)
•    Vocational qualification (Cert IV level or above) in Mental Health (preferred)

About Swinburne Vocational Education
Swinburne’s Vocational Education has five departments which offer vocational programs at post-graduate, advanced diploma, diploma, certificate and basic vocational levels. 

The Department of Health, Science and Community incorporates the following program areas: 
  • Early Childhood and Education
  • Nursing and Health 
  • Community Services
  • Sciences
  • Migrant and General Education

To Apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.  

For further information about this role and to review the position description; please click apply or click onto it at the bottom of the advert.

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

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on  

Submit your application today! 

This role closes on Sunday 18 February 2024, at 11.00pm but please note that applications will be reviewed and interviews arranged accordingly throughout the advertising period.  

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

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