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Teachers - Agriculture, Horticulture & Conservation Training Package (Regional Education)

  • 1 x Full time (1.0) Ongoing Position | 1 x Part time (0.6) Ongoing Position
  • Salary Range : $73,027 to $103,540 p.a (pro rata Part time), dependent on qualifications & experience | Plus Superannuation
  • Location : Mornington Peninsula Campus


Chisholm is Victoria’s premier public vocational education and training provider, with campuses located across Melbourne and the south east.

Each year, we welcome some 35,000 students from over 43 culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. More than 1,400 passionate and dedicated Chisholm employees work together to deliver quality training and education in Melbourne’s south east manufacturing heartland and key residential growth corridor.

A Victorian Government-owned TAFE, we aim to lead the way in education and training to inspire success and transform lives.

Our purpose is to excel in education and training and be respected and valued for enhancing the social and economic futures of individuals, industry and communities.

Our drive for commercial success is underpinned by our core values of Opportunity, Integrity, Collaboration, and Achievement.

In the past 20 years, we have grown significantly to become a multi-sector institute, delivering a broad range of education and training programs and services in higher education, vocational education and training (VET) and school sectors across ten campuses in Victoria, online, in the workplace and overseas with partner educational and government organisations.

We offer more than 400 courses, from VCE/VCAL/VETiS, through to nationally accredited qualifications such as certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and short courses.


The Teacher, Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation (AHC) Training Package provides professional teaching and vocational expertise, across all aspects of delivery, planning and performance to ensure excellent outcomes for learners, the organisations that employ them and the communities they serve.

This position focuses on excellence in planning and conducting teaching and assessment. The role also includes resource development and educational administration.

Your key accountabilities will be to:
  • Develop and deliver planned teaching sessions in a variety of innovative and adaptive ways, using technology, including Moodle, to engage learners and meet their needs and learning styles including assessing student work
  • Ensure that teaching materials and resources meet all regulatory standards, training packages and related requirements
  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning through a student based approach and adaptive curriculum
  • Work collaboratively with industry to align current and emerging industry needs and facilitate relevant and responsive delivery models that engage learners
  • Contribute to business development activities such as tenders and submissions to support business growth and the Institute’s fee for service goals
  • Complete workplace visits during workplace/clinical placements and liaise with key stakeholders such as employers, schools and other education providers to explore pathway options for learners
  • Ensure high quality, up to date and relevant teaching delivery, assessment and student engagement strategies to support learner success and contribute to the achievement of Chisholm shared goals
  • Maintain professional development to ensure industry and educational currency and excellence


You will have relevant tertiary qualifications in:

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)
  • Vocational qualifications at a minimum of AQF level 3 such as:
Certificate III in Horticulture to Diploma of Horticulture
Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
Certificate III in Production Nursery
Certificate III in Landscape Construction
Certificate III to Diploma of Conservation Land Management or their equivalents
  • Vocational currency as demonstrated through a range of work and related experience 
  • A record of Vocational Competency, mapped to Units of Competency engaged to deliver

Crucial to your success you will have a strong understanding of contemporary approaches in education, teaching and learning.

A proven track record in design and delivery of up to-date and engaging programs in conjunction with the ability to motivate and guide students to optimise their learning outcomes.

You will have the ability to quickly develop rapport with students and colleagues from a diverse background in a collaborative and innovative environment. As well as have a firm understanding of educational administration tools and practices.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


At Chisholm, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people.  If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.


Applications for this position close 9am Monday 25 January 2021

Applications should include:

  • a covering letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact details of three (3) referees

Appointment to this position is subject to satisfactory completion of Safety Screening requirements including but not limited to:

  • Valid Employee Working With Children Check
  • National Police Check
  • International Police Check (if applicable)
  • Verification of unrestricted work rights in Australia, eg citizenship, passport or birth certificate
  • Certified copies of qualifications including certified copies of transcripts

If you have any questions regarding the position or require further information please contact James Davies, Education Manager, Regional Education +61 3 5990 7172 or Jessica Cook, General Manager, Hospitality, Tourism & Regional Education on +61 3 9212 5385.

Chisholm Institute reserves the right to withdraw an advertised position at any stage.


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