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Position Details
Position Number 3023
Applications Close 31 December 2020

Sessional Teacher - Arboriculture

Position Number: 3023

Department: Horticulture

We are seeking expressions of interest from a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to teach on a casual basis in the area of Arboriculture.  


Your primary objectives will be to:

  • Teach, develop, deliver, assess and evaluate units in the Certificate III in Arboriculture (AHC30816) and the Diploma of Arboriculture (AHC50516) 
  • Ensure all aspects of program development, delivery, assessment and record management meet compliance requirements.
About You:


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • A Degree, Diploma or Certificate in the relevant qualification.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 including TAEASS502 (Design and Develop Assessment Tools) and TAELLN411 (Address Adult language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)) or TAE40116 are essential.
  • Required workplace Certificates in High Risk work.
  • Thorough knowledge of current industry practices and procedures
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • The Diploma of Vocational Education and Training or an equivalent course of teaching training is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years recent experience working within the relevant industry.
Please note a Working With Children Check (Employee) will be required for this position.

For a full list of Key Selection Criteria please refer to the position description.

Payment is at the rate of:

  • $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.

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