TAFE Teacher - Electrical

Date: 26 Apr 2024

Job Location: Mackay, QLD, AU

Company: Central Queensland University

About this Opportunity


  • Continuing, Full Time (36.25 hours per week)
  • School of Trades
  • CQUniversity Mackay (Relocation support available)
  • $52.10 to $57.72 per hour (plus 17% superannuation) with potential for overtime

Join an organisation with an unbreakable belief that quality education, training and research should be available to everyone – regardless of background, location or life circumstances.

Working at CQUniversity


Your chance to train the tradie

At CQUniversity, we recognise that real life industry experience is the most important aspect when appointing teaching staff, we know that this experience and your creditability is going to be valued by our students. With close industry ties and a focus on innovation and flexibility, our team will allow you to share your practical know-how in the training of future trades people with the skills to deliver responsive and quality client service.


We are seeking tradespeople with current industry experience and a passion to teach the next generation of apprentices. This is your opportunity to join an industry-connected and flexible team and share your valuable knowledge, skills, and experience – with a mixture of workshop, classroom, and office duties.   


Find out more about becoming a Teacher for CQUniversity's School of Trades here.


Get paid to work and study at the same time

If you don’t hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, don’t worry! CQUniversity will provide you with a scholarship and you’ll be paid to work and study. Once you have completed this certificate, you’ll hold the qualifications required to teach apprentices the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their trade. You’ll receive all the support you need to successfully kick-start your teaching career at CQUniversity.


Consider a change in scenery and make the move to Regional Queensland

Join us in regional Queensland where you will enjoy an active sporting community, a sub-tropical climate and access to the Great Barrier Reef and pristine islands, waterways, and beaches. CQUniversity’s generous relocation packages will provide you and your family with financial assistance to help you begin the next stage of your career in a place that offers you a relaxing, laidback regional lifestyle without the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Be Rewarded


  • Job security with a permanent position.
  • 6 weeks annual leave, 5 days paid carers leave.
  • Generous parental leave.
  • 17% superannuation (with the choice of joining an award-winning superfund).
  • Flexible and inclusive work / life balance.
  • No coal board medicals or site inductions.
  • No night shifts.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program.

Position Requirements


  • A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or a Diploma or higher-level qualification in adult education, or equivalent.  
  • Possession of a relevant vocational qualification/s at the level equivalent to or higher than the level to be delivered: industry qualification (certificate, trade certificate, diploma, degree or masters).
  • Knowledge of the education and training sector and the ability to positively respond to new directions and demands of the training market.
  • Demonstrated current industry skills directly relevant to the training/assessment being delivered.
  • Possession of Electrical Licence (desirable).

Position Description


For further information about this position, please refer to the position description.

Apply today for a career that changes lives


Applications Close: 11:59pm, Sunday 26 May 2024.


Job Requisition ID: 4301


Contact Details: 

Kirsty O'Regan

07 49 202127



When submitting your application, please include: Your Current CV or Resume, and a 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position. Please note, applicants for the position must have full time work rights.

CQUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and CQUniversity’s domestic and international student graduates with post-study work rights are encouraged to apply.