Be more as a WA TAFE lecturer

Teach the next generation your industry skills.
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We are seeking experienced and innovative individuals who are passionate about sharing their industry skills with the workforce of the future. No prior lecturing experience or training qualifications are required.

TAFE lecturers have an important role in delivering training excellence and mentorship, equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their career pathway. As a lecturer, you will use your industry experience to teach skills employers want, providing a unique and innovative learning experience. 

Keep your network connections alive by collaborating with local businesses and industry to ensure your training programs, and the skills taught to students, are current and relevant.

We are equal opportunity employers who continually strive to strengthen the diversity and capability of the workforce at WA TAFE colleges to reflect the rich diversity of our student community. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, people of diverse sexualities and genders, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women in non-traditional areas.

Work in some of the most unique locations in Western Australia, with TAFE lecturing vacancies available across metropolitan and regional Western Australia. 

Explore full time, part time, casual and seasonal employment opportunities at state-of-the-art WA TAFE colleges that support a range of training options that are more flexible than ever.

Use this page to explore which WA TAFE college lecturer vacancies best suit your expertise and start your career in 2024.

Start a rewarding career as a TAFE lecturer in Western Australia

Frequently asked questions

Answers to the questions we are most commonly asked.

What salary will I earn?

$85,555 - $108,501 per annum plus 11% employer superannuation plus generous leave provisions and other work benefits. An additional 5% salary may be available for flexible training delivery in agreed circumstances.

Do I require any qualifications to apply?

You must have a trade, vocational or tertiary qualification for your field of expertise, and any licences or registrations that are currently required to work in your field. In order to teach a certificate level or diploma course, as a minimum, you’ll need to have that level qualification yourself.

Lecturers are required to hold or obtain a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 (or equivalent) to deliver accredited vocational education and training in accordance with the Registered Training Organisation Standards. No prior lecturing experience is required. Applicants who do not have this qualification are strongly encouraged to apply. WA TAFE colleges support their employees through free in-house training and up to 160 hours of working time to attain the qualification.

Can I keep working in my industry?

Yes, lecturers are encouraged to maintain their industry network and local business connections to keep abreast of technical and other developments. 

What are the TAFE college campus locations? 

With more than 50 campuses across the State, you could enjoy the benefits of working close to home and a variety of flexible work options.

There are a range of positions available at each TAFE college. For further information on the positions and locations available, and to apply, please jump to the Available Positions section below.

TAFE college

Campus locations

North Metropolitan TAFE


10 campuses spread across Perth’s north metropolitan area including Balga, Clarkson, East Perth, Joondalup, Leederville Midland, Mount Lawley and Perth.

South Metropolitan TAFE


12 Campuses spread across suburbs in Perth’s east and south including Armadale, Bentley, Carlisle, Fremantle, Jandakot, Kwinana, Mandurah, Munster, Murdoch, Naval Base, Rockingham and Thornlie.

North Regional TAFE


11 campuses located across the north of Western Australia including Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Karratha, Kununurra, Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne), Newman, Pundulmurra (South Hedland), Tom Price and Wyndham

South Regional TAFE


12 campuses located throughout the South West and Great Southern region including Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Collie, Denmark, Esperance, Harvey, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker and Narrogin.

Central Regional TAFE


9 campuses spread across four regions including Batavia Coast Maritime Institute, Carnarvon, Exmouth, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Merredin, Moora, Northam, and Technology Park. 

How will the training be delivered?  

Training delivery models are more flexible than ever, with training delivered in the classroom, in workplaces, online and in state of the art training facilities.

How to apply

Find out more about the talent register.

The talent register is an online portal that allows you to register your interest in a range of key positions across WA TAFE colleges. Opportunities may be permanent or temporary (fixed term up to 12 months) and may be full time, part time or casual.

Once you apply, your CV will stay on the register for a period of 12 months. The register is actively monitored, and you may be contacted if an opportunity arises suiting your skills and experience.

Select the relevant TAFE college advert you are interested in applying to and:

  • submit a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume, which notes your relevant qualifications and memberships, and provides sufficient information to enable an assessment of your skills and experience relevant to the lecturer role/s you are interested in;
  • provide two professional referees; and
  • respond to the online questions.

Apply at your TAFE of choice below.  

Available positions

TAFE lecturers play an important role in delivery educational excellence, find your right fit.

To view available position listings, and to apply, please select the relevant TAFE college Talent Register link below.


What you need to be a successful applicant.

You must be digitally savvy and able to support the administration tasks associated with the role.

Eligibility for employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Department of Education Criminal Clearance. If this position involves contact with children, the recommended occupant will also be required to obtain a Working with Children (WWC) Card.

To be eligible for appointment, Australian Citizenship or a relevant visa or permanent residency is required.