Sessional Teacher - Conservation Land Management


Melbourne Polytechnic


Melbourne, Victoria


Position number 3025

About the Role

Melbourne Polytechnic is looking to employ casual teachers to work within a fun and dynamic team.

Working within the Agriculture & Animal Studies department you will have the opportunity to work alongside like-minded colleagues to shape the next generation of Conservation & Land Management students.

Key responsibilities:

  • Teach approved recurrent and industry programs including Certificate to Diploma of Conservation and Land Management program
  • 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 Conservation and Land Management programs
  • Participate in activities related to the delivery of programs, ie. Field trips
  • Provide interim and annual reports of student results
  • Conduct field research into natural and cultural resources
  • First People’s Cultural Heritage experience
  • Fauna survey experience; trapping reptiles and mammals.
  • Management Plan experience
  • Ecological burns and Fire experience

Key Selection Criteria:

  • A Degree, Diploma or Certificate relevant in both content and academic level and industry experience relevant to the Land Conservation Industry.
  • A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
  • Ability to take a role in the effective operation and co-ordination of Land Conservation courses
  • Ability to teach and facilitate delivery of specialist Land Conservation 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 and field based delivery. Excellent machinery operation skills essential

For a full list of duties and Key Selection Criteria please refer to 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
    • $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.

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.

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