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Electrotechnology TAFE teacher

TAFE Teacher Incentive Program

Become a TAFE teacher at Melbourne Polytechnic

Applications are now closed.

Education by the workforce, for the workforce

The Victorian Government funded TAFE Teacher Incentive payment initiative will support hundreds of experienced workers to retrain become TAFE teachers.

This means TAFE students can continue to receive the very best training from teachers who have
years of on-the-job experience.

Become a TAFE teacher

Every course taught at TAFE needs an industry expert with the know-how to teach it. You name
the TAFE course and if you’re qualified, you could teach it.

See our priority areas here.

Changing careers can be daunting. The $10,000 TAFE Teaching Incentive payment is designed to help make the transition to a new career a less challenging reality for you.

About the TAFE Teaching Incentive

If you are a skilled professional in your industry, and meet eligibility criteria, you can apply for an
incentive payment to help you retrain as a TAFE teacher.

The program also provides one-on-one mentor support from a lead teacher at TAFE to support you
as you develop your teaching skills.

To become a TAFE teacher you will enrol in and complete your Certificate IV in Training and
Assessment TAE40116.

Round two applications are open until September 10th 2021.

What incentives are available?

The program will provide a total of up to $10,000 to people with industry experience in areas where workers are in demand.

Whether you’re starting your study, upskilling, or already studying teaching, you may be eligible to

The scholarship is structured to encourage and foster completion of a TAFE teaching qualification and employment as a teacher.

  1. $2,000 when you enrol and complete two months of a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 at Melbourne Polytechnic;
  2. $2,000 on successful completion of Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116;
  3. $6,000 after two years of employment in a teaching role at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Our priority areas for TAFE teachers are:

  • Agriculture
  • Allied Health
  • Building Construction
  • Building Surveying
  • Carpentry
  • Child Youth Family Intervention (Social Services)
  • Community Services
  • Conservation
  • Disability Support / NDIS
  • Electrotechnology
  • Farriery
  • Plumbing
  • Work Education (specifically skills in Cognitive &/or Intellectual disabilities)

All scholarship recipients will be provided with a mentor who will support the learning journey and transition into employment as a trainer and assessor at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Study Requirements

To become a qualified TAFE teacher you need to successfully complete your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116

You will then be able to become a nationally recognised and qualified trainer.

Application Instructions

Applications are now closed.


TAFE Victoria is managed by Skills Victoria, part of the Victorian Department of Education and Training.