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How to Become a Vocational Education Teacher - Career Salaries, Job Stats & Education

How to Become a Vocational Education Teacher - Career Salaries, Job Stats & Education

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Thinking of a Career as a Vocational Education Teacher?

Vocational Education Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, polytechnics and other training institutes to tertiary students for vocational education and training purposes.

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Vocational Education Teacher Job Outlook

The graph shows historical and projected (to 2019) employment levels (thousands) for this occupation.

Source: *Job Outlook Government website. ABS Labour Force Survey, DEEWR trend data to November 2014 and DEEWR projections to 2019. Estimates have been rounded.

Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Vocational Education Teachers is expected to be average (between 10,001 and 25,000). Job openings can arise from employment growth and people leaving the occupation.

Employment for Vocational Education Teachers to November 2019 is expected to grow slightly. Employment in this large occupation (30,100 in November 2014) fell slightly in the past five years and in the long-term (ten years).

Vocational Education Teacher Salary

Source: *Job Outlook Government website. ABS EEBTUM survey August 2014 cat. no. 6310.0. Estimates have been rounded and consequently some discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.

Note: These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate.

Payscale.com lists the average wage of Teachers Salary with 5 years experience in Sydney $69 000 per annum. 

Vocational Education Teacher Weekly Work Hours

The graph shows the average weekly hours (by gender and full-time and part-time) worked for this occupation, compared with all occupations. 

Source: *Job Outlook Government website. ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2014.

Vocational Education Teacher Age Profile

As expected, the Tourism industry has a strong appeal across all demographics, making it an exciting and fun career area.

 Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2014.

Vocational Education Teacher Education Levels

Source: *Job Outlook Government website. ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2014.

What Training and Assessment Qualification Do You Need?

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

Interview with a Training and Assessment Professional

Jason Renshaw
Creator of the Boost! Education series
Creator of resource site for teachers
Vocational Educator and Trainer at TAFE

 

 

 

What does your day to day job as a Trainer and Assessor entail?

I have a weekly schedule rather than a daily one. I teach, I do applied literacy for VET courses and then I teach a blended learning program. I do one day of elearning and develop materials. My other day is about “teaching excellence” it’s about the delivery of the course.

How long did the course in Training and Assessing take you?

It only took me seven months and I had a break in the middle. I stopped for a total of about two months when something came up in my life. Doing a course flexibly online was great as I was able to fit the course in around my yearly rhythm.

Does online study take discipline?

Of course it does. You are self-directed. If you are already in the workforce that discipline translates to your course. One thing I would recommend with online study is “make sure it’s relevant to your life”. It’s important to find your own work/study rhythm.

Tell us about the award you won recently.

I was awarded the Gordon TAFE Teacher of the Year 2012 Award (also called Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning). It was a very unexpected and a great honour.

What’s the best thing about online learning?

Being able to take control of your learning. You can drive it. You can think for yourself. You can be more pro-active. You learn better employability skills. People who learn online are good at multi-tasking. Elearning makes you independent and proactive. The best thing about online learning is how independent it makes you.

Thanks, Jason, for sharing your story with Open Colleges.

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