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Vocational Education Teacher

Vocational Education Teacher

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Teaches one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a technical and further education (TAFE) institute, polytechnic or other training institute to tertiary students for vocational education and training purposes. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • identifying the various needs of students and creating effective learning options to meet these needs
  • liaising with individuals, industry and education sectors to ensure provision of relevant programs and services
  • planning, designing and developing course curriculum and method of instruction
  • advising students on courses and related matters
  • teaching students using teaching aids including presentation of lesson materials, discussions, workshops, laboratory sessions, multimedia aids and computer tutorials
  • marking and grading students' assignments, papers and exams and providing feedback to students about their progress
  • maintaining records of students' progress, attendance and training activities
Specialisations
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • TAFE Lecturer
  • TAFE Teacher
  • Workplace Trainer and Assessor
Job prospects for in Victoria

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 11,300 Vocational Education Teachers (Aus) / Polytechnic Teachers (NZ) in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,528.40

Hourly earnings
$40.50

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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