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


  • Adult Education Teacher
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  • Workplace Trainer and Assessor

Related courses

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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Diploma of Training Design and Development
Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
Course in Safe Use of Machinery for Technology Teaching
Certificate II in Skills for Education, Training and Employment Pathways