Croydon/Wantirna, Australia
$73.80 - $76.69 per hour
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Focused on high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community
  • Casual, $73.80 - $76.69 per hour
  • Croydon and Wantirna location

About Swinburne

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community. Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

Swinburne Senior Secondary Programs, VCAL and/or VCE are looking for casual and relief teachers to join our teams at Swinburne Croydon and Wantirna Campus. We are looking for fresh and dynamic VCE and VCAL teachers who are proactive with curriculum initiatives, passionate educators, keen to work in our team and be at the forefront of innovative student engagement and experiences. 

Swinburne Senior Secondary Teachers are required to inspire, engage and educate future ready learners for the 21st century. As a VCE/VCAL teacher, you will implement subject and industry best practice and apply current learning technologies and contemporary learning pedagogies. Swinburne teachers work collaboratively within a team of education professionals. Within this team environment, they will plan deliver, assess, evaluate and ensure delivery of innovative, STEM and Vocational focused and high quality education programs. This role requires our teachers to be able to customise and adapt VCE/VCAL programs to meet our learners and clients’ needs.

Specialist teachers are required to deliver the following units (1 to 4) in the Victorian Certificate of Education:

  • English
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Industry & Enterprise
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Physics
  • Product Design and Technology
  • Psychology
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Systems Engineering

Specialist teachers are required to deliver the following units in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning, Intermediate and Senior 

  • Literacy reading and writing 
  • Literacy oral communication 
  • Numeracy 
  • Personal Development Skills 
  • Work Related Skills 
  • Retail Services
  • Business Services 
  • Allied Health 
  • Creative Industries (Media)
  • Young Mums VCAL

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Provisional or full registration with the Victorian Institute of Teachers 
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110
  • AQF5 level (or above) qualification in Secondary Education 
  • Relevant degree in areas applicable to VCE, VETiS and VCAL programs including evidence of currency.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

Further information, contacts and support

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Susan Elmasri on +61 3 9726 1654 or or Ann Baxter on +61 3 9726 1720 or

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on 

Position number: 31338

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