Government invests in TAFE NSW teachers

Industry leaders are being encouraged to embrace a career change and teach the next generation of workers.

27 September 2021

The NSW Government is investing $1 million to fund training for industry experts who want to pursue a rewarding career change as a TAFE NSW teacher.

The investment will allow 200 industry professionals across the State to upskill with guaranteed employment at TAFE NSW.

This is in addition to $3.1 million from the NSW Government to fund 525 scholarships across the state since 2019.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the scholarships would give those that have years of experience in their field the opportunity to grow the industries they love by training the next generation.

“TAFE NSW teachers are highly experienced in their industries, and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is the formal qualification which enables them to train the next generation,” Mr Lee said.

“With the scholarship covering the fees, this will ensure the best and brightest in high-demand industries like engineering, plumbing, carpentry, electrotechnology, nursing, early childhood education and aged care consider a career as a TAFE NSW teacher, without needing to weigh up the cost.

“What sets TAFE NSW teachers apart is that they not only pass on their knowledge and expertise, but they have professional networks which are a vital connection to jobs for students.

“Teachers play an incredibly significant role in the lives of students. That’s why we’re investing in the best of industry to work at TAFE NSW and help us shape the future workforce.

“This is a real commitment and real investment in TAFE as our comprehensive public training provider.”

Applications are open for world-class educators, innovative industry experts and motivated administration staff to join TAFE’s dynamic organisation. Positions include full-time, part-time and casual basis, spanning more than 130 locations across NSW and online.

Visit the TAFE website for more information on the Training and Assessment Scholarships.



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