The challenge for you - as teacher or trainer - is to create a welcoming and encouraging educational environment to reconnect with disengaged learners, many of whom have had negative experiences with formal education, training and employment.
You'll provide tuition to individuals or small groups and cater for a wide range of abilities and levels.
The Department of Justice offers nationally accredited education and vocational training courses and operates as a Registered Training Organisation through the Education and Vocational Training Unit.
Our teachers and trainers work as:
- casual tutors (adult basic education and vocational education and training)
- Aboriginal education workers
- prisoner education coordinators and assessors
- campus managers
- curriculum area coordinators.
Your challenge will be to work successfully under both education and corrective services models.
The benefitsShow more
Teachers and trainers enjoy a range of great benefits including:
- flexible working conditions
- generous leave entitlements including:
- 4 weeks annual leave (full-time staff)
- personal leave
- parental leave (paid and unpaid)
- study leave
- long service leave after 7 years
- purchased leave
- career development opportunities
- competitive salary
- regional incentives (depending on the location)
- the ability to make a difference in the lives of offenders.
When positions are advertised, the eligibility requirements will be outlined in the individual job advertisement.
You'll need specific qualifications for specific roles:
- Campus managers and prisoner education assessors must hold a minimum 4-year teaching qualification (or equivalent recognised in Australia) with at least 5 years' teaching experience, preferably in adult education.
- Prisoner education coordinators must hold a minimum 3-year teaching qualification (or equivalent recognised in Australia) with at least 5 years' teaching experience, preferably in adult education.
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Aboriginal education workers must be of Australian Aboriginal background.
Selection processShow more
To be considered for appointment, you'll need to successfully complete all of the following assessments:
- identification check
- selection panel interview
- criminal history screening (this is undertaken by the Department - applicants are not required to obtain a police clearance)
- integrity check
- any other assessments or checks as noted in the job advertisement.