VE Teacher - Literacy/Numeracy Specialist

Swinburne University of Technology

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Mostly at Hawthorn campus, with some courses at Wantirna and Croydon campuses

About the Role 
The Swinburne Literacy/Numeracy (LN) specialist teacher plays a crucial role in improving student learning outcomes and experiences which shapes the future of education through inspiring, engaging, and educating students for the 21st century. 

You will be offered the opportunity to implement industry best practices, utilize cutting-edge learning technologies, and apply contemporary pedagogies to create a dynamic learning environment. Working collaboratively within a team of dedicated education professionals, the LN specialist teacher will have the chance to provide contextualised support to students, identify learning barriers, design tailored resources, and facilitate integrated delivery in a team-teaching setting. By customizing and adapting programs to meet the diverse needs of learners at various educational levels, this role empowers teachers to make a meaningful impact on student success and ensure the delivery of high-quality education and training programs. 

Join us in this rewarding opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students and contribute to the advancement of education in the digital age.

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 
  • Demonstrated experience to identify student learning barriers and implement strategies to provide the necessary language, literacy, numeracy, and digital (LLND) support.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with VET trainers in providing LLND support.
  • Demonstrated excellence or capacity to implement high quality, innovative approaches in teaching and assessment, using a variety of learning modes, which respond to diverse student learning needs.
  • 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.

  • AQF Level 7 or above teaching qualification with relevant method in literacy, language, or numeracy including evidence of currency in related field.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) including the following units:
    • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills or its successor, OR
    • TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
    • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools or its successor, OR
    • TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools OR
    • TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools 
  • Diploma or higher level qualification in adult 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 Chris Yit | Please note that emailed applications will not be accepted and will be directed to apply via the careers webpage.

If you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply’ and you will be redirected to Swinburne’s Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

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! Applications will close on Tuesday 16 April 2024 at 11.00pm but will be reviewed and possibly interviewed throughout the advertising period.

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.  

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