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Position Details
Position Number 3825
Department Bridging and Prepatory
Role Type Teaching
Job Type Casual
Location Collingwood, Epping, Greensborough, Fairfield, Heidelberg, Prahran, Preston
Applications Close 31 December 2024

Teacher, General Education

  • Hourly Rate $82.00 - $88.59 + Superannuation 
  • Truly rewarding career opportunity to teach a disadvantaged cohort. 
  • Work within designated well-equipped education facilities to deliver a specialised program.

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:

To plan, develop and deliver the Foundation Skills education program in accordance with all safety, contractual and compliance obligations.

The Foundation Skills program is delivered to learners who are incarcerated at the Forensic Disability Services (FRS) site in Fairfield or live in supervised residential accommodation in Bundoora. Both are secure facilities are for men who have committed serious crimes and been deemed not suitable for mainstream prison due to their disabilities.



Develop, maintain and evaluate student learning programs, projects and associated materials.


Conduct required pre-training assessment reviews and assessment requirements connected to contract delivery for the program/s.

Industry Engagement:

Participate in the marketing and promotion of the courses by liaise with industry contacts, networks and learning communities.

Quality and Compliance:

Assist in the development and maintenance of quality assurance processes in relation to program and course administration, design, delivery assessment and evaluation of training materials.

Vocational and Industry Currency:

Identify, create and participate in professional development relevant to teaching and the maintenance of vocational currency.

For a full list of key responsibilities and duties, please view the position description.

Skills and Experience Required: 

  • A relevant qualification in Education with a literacy, maths or special education specialisation
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or its successor), or a diploma or higher-level qualification in adult education.
  • Current Working with children’s check AND National Police Check
  • International Police Check (if relevant)
  • Demonstrated understanding of adult learning principles, teaching methodologies and a demonstrated high standard of teaching practice; and a commitment to learner-centred teaching.

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:

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.

Candidates must hold a valid Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC). A lodgement receipt is not a valid alternative; the approval email with the lodgement of a WWCC card number can be accepted.

A National Police Check is required for the successful applicant.

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 Islander peoples, people with disabilities, people who are LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job, with age being no barrier.

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