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Position Details
Position Number 3040
Department Agriculture and Animal Studies
Applications Close 31 December 2020

Sessional Teacher - Animal Studies

Melbourne Polytechnic is a leading Australian education provider that delivers vocational training and degrees through innovative, practical programs designed to meet the challenges of the modern workplace. With industry-standard facilities at campuses and training centres across Melbourne, Melbourne Polytechnic fosters learning and engagement within its community so students and staff can develop and achieve their goals.

About the Role:

We have a vacancy for a Casual Teacher to join the Agriculture and Animal Studies Department and teach  courses, organise and deliver theory, practical, flexible and field based classes in specialist Animal Studies subject areas including animal health, basic care of animals, breeding procedures, monitoring animal health and wellbeing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach approved recurrent and industry programs including Veterinary Nursing, Animal Studies, Companion Animal Services and Diploma of Animal Technology
  • Liaise with other staff, industry personnel and employers
  • Identify requirements for staff development and participating in staff development activities
  • Assist in the development and delivery of Animal Studies programs
  • Participate in activities related to the delivery of programs, ie. Field trips
  • Provide interim and annual reports of student results
  • Selecting and assessment of intending students
  • Implementing new technologies within the department
  • Identify resource requirements

Key Selection Criteria:

  • A Degree, Diploma or Certificate relevant in both content and academic level and industry experience relevant to the Animal Care and management Industry.
  • A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.   
  • Ability to take a role in the effective operation and co-ordination of Animal Studies courses
  • Ability to teach and facilitate delivery of specialist Animal Care subjects and related courses to groups which may have a diverse range of abilities, backgrounds, and readiness. Ability to use a variety of teaching modes and materials including flexible, online, blended and field based delivery.
  • A thorough knowledge of current industry practices and procedures with a demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain liaisons within the Animal Care Industry
  • Ability to co-operate in a team environment and, where necessary, work effectively with minimum supervision

For a full list of Key Responsibilities & Key Selection Criteria please see the Position Description below.

What we offer:

  • Dynamic work environment
  • Great supportive team culture
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for independent and confidential counselling
  • Ongoing learning and professional development opportunities
  • Sessional payment rates below:
    • $72.27 per hour for Casual Teaching -Certificate IV qualified
    • $75.12 per hour for Casual Teaching-Diploma or equivalent (AQF5) teacher training qualified.
    • $78.08 per hour for Casual Teaching-AQF6 teacher training qualified

    Salary is based on the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2018 and the appropriate qualifications and experience.

    How to apply

    Applications must include a cover letter and address the Key Selection Criteria on the position description

    Position description and other relevant documentation can be found below

    Please ensure the following:

    • Your application is to be attached as one single document (Word or PDF)
    • Applications are saved as follows: "First Name, Surname, Position Number", e.g. "John Smith, 1234"
    • Include the job title and position number in the subject line of your email (only applications with position numbers will be considered)
    • Email to

    Applications will only be considered from candidates that have the appropriate approval to work in Australia.

Applications will only be considered from candidates that have the appropriate approval to work in Australia.

Melbourne Polytechnic promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people.

Melbourne Polytechnic encourages Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ and from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job, with age being no barrier.