Vocational Education Teacher

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 may be required.
Training time 6 months - 1 year
Average pay $60,997
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 7,800

How do I become a Vocational Education Teacher in Victoria?

To work as a Vocational Education Teacher in Victoria, you'll need:
    • a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    • relevant industry skills and knowledge

What does a Vocational Education Teacher do?

  • 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


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