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Vocational Education Trainer Courses

A Vocational Education Trainer teaches students at a registered training organisation such as a TAFE or specialty training college. You’ll provide training that prepares students for the workforce or develops specialist industry skills. Vocational Education Trainers might specialise in a particular area or cover a range of subjects. You’ll liaise with industry stakeholders to make sure training provided is meeting their needs.

Vocational Education Trainers should have strong personal skills and be able to work with people from a range of backgrounds. Communication skills are essential and it’s important that you can be flexible in the delivery of your training programs. Vocational Education Trainers should be organised and have excellent time management.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Vocational Education Trainer earn?

In Australia, a full time Vocational Education Trainer generally earns $1,440 per week ($74,880 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Vocational Education Trainer?

The number of people working as a Vocational Education Trainer has remained stable in recent years. There are currently 35,000 people in this role in Australia compared to 35,600 five years ago. Vocational Education Trainers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Vocational Education Trainer?

If you’re interested in becoming a Vocational Education Trainer, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This course explains how to plan a training program, deliver group-based learning and assess the competency of students. A Diploma of Vocational Education and Training may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within vocational education and training. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.