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Position Details
Position Number 3707
Department Construction
Role Type Teaching
Job Type Full time
Contract Ongoing
Location Heidelberg
Applications Close 31 December 2024

Plumbing Teacher

  • Join a Passionate & Motivated Team
  • Full-Time, Ongoing Role
  • Lead & Inspire Future Plumbers
  • Attractive remuneration!
  • Located at our Heidelberg campus


 About the Organisation:

Melbourne Polytechnic is a learning organisation that has been delivering vocational training since 1912. Learning at Melbourne Polytechnic is a unique experience with an applied focus. delivered by teachers with real-world experience and expertise.

At Melbourne Polytechnic we are committed to providing high quality, innovative, applied and future focused, purposeful education and training to students, industry and communities. Our teachers are passionate and established in their professions and look guide students in theirs. We know that circumstances can create barriers to learning, so we offer our students personalised pathways, flexible study options and learning support.

About the Role:

Plan, develop and evaluate teaching programs and resources, maintain appropriate records and teach students within the Plumbing area as scheduled.



  • Plan & conduct lessons and programs to ensure successful delivery of courses in Plumbing Certificate’s II, III & IV and associated qualifications.
  • Develop student learning packages, projects and associated materials by design and continual evaluation.
  • Participate in departmental meetings and liaise with industry and community organisations as directed.
  • Identify and introduce strategies to assist students with learning difficulties and enhance the overall student experience and outcomes.
  • Ensure vocational competence is maintained for all areas of teaching.
  • Participate and be active in marketing and student acquisition programs.
  •  Contribute to the administration of the department and teaching programs by:

o   Identifying requirements for staff and participation in staff development activities.

o   Providing regular reports and recording student results.

o   Implementing new technologies within the department.


Skills and Experience Required: 

  • A relevant Degree, Diploma or Trade Certificate relevant in both content and academic level to Plumbing Industry. A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40110) including Design and Develop Assessment Tools (TAEASS502) and Address Adult language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills (TAELLN411) or (TAELLN401A). A Degree or course of teacher training is preferred.
  •  A minimum of two years’ experience as a qualified Plumber and will have a current plumbing industry commission license.
  •  A sound knowledge of related building trades
  • Excellent written and communication skills and demonstrated ability in the application of MSOffice programs and other computer technology related to the relevant trade areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams and capacity to plan, meet agreed deadlines in the completion of duties.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents for your application to be considered

  • Current CV
  • Cover Letter (Please ensure that you address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description)

For further information on the role, please contact the hiring manager via email: or via phone: 03 9269 8686

If you email us please make sure you put the job title and job number in the subject line.

Please note, applications received via email will not be considered you must apply via the website.

We will be shortlisting immediately don’t delay, apply today!

Recruitment Agencies

Please be aware for us to engage with you, we require internal pre-approval and you must be on the State Purchasing Contract (for Victorian government common use goods and services). We will engage with you and your agency once we have the approvals.

Diversity and Inclusion

Melbourne Polytechnic is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation, by ensuring that children and young people are protected from abuse or harm.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. This means we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ and from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job, with age being no barrier.

For further information on the role, please contact the hiring manager via email: or via phone: 03 9269 8686