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Sessional Agriculture Teacher

Melbourne Polytechnic - Epping, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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About the Role:

We are on the lookout for passionate teachers to join our team on a casual basis in this exciting role you will:

  • Teach Agricultural studies and practical farm based activities
  • Organise and deliver theory, practical, flexible and field based classes in specialist farming subject areas including farm operations, , machinery operation, livestock husbandry and low stress stock handling methods, OH&S, farm management, livestock management, sustainability and whole farm planning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach approved recurrent and industry programs including Certificates II, III, IV and Diploma of Agriculture
  • Liaise with farm staff, industry personnel and employers
  • Identify requirements for staff development and participating in staff development activities
  • Assist in the development and delivery of agronomy programs
  • Participate in activities related to the delivery of programs, ie. Field trips
  • Provide interim and annual reports of student results

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. A Certificate, Diploma or Degree relevant in both content and academic level and industry experience relevant to the Agriculture industry
  2. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110 including TAEASS502 and TAELLN411) or (TAE40116) are essential.
  3. Demonstrated currency of practice working within the relevant industry
  4. Ability to take a role in the effective operation and co-ordination of Agricultural courses
  5. Ability to teach and facilitate delivery of specialist agriculture 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 soil and pasture production knowledge
  6. A thorough knowledge of current industry practices and procedures with a demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain liaisons within the agriculture/agronomy farming industry
  7. Ability to co-operate in a team environment and, where necessary, work effectively with minimum supervision

For a full list of the Key Selection Criteria 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
  • Salary range:
    • $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

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.