TAFE Trades Teacher (Talent Pool / EOI)

Date: 22 Sep 2023

Job Location: AU

Company: Central Queensland University

About this Opportunity


  • Continuing / Fixed Term, Full Time / Part Time
  • School of Trades
  • CQUniversity Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, and Emerald
  • $50.58 to $56.04 per hour (plus 17% super) 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


This is an Expression of Interest for appropriately qualified trades professionals to teach our students, within the following vocational courses:


  • Electrical
  • Instrumentation
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Refrigeration
  • Autonomous
  • Automotive Light
  • Automotive Electrical
  • Heavy Vehicle
  • Diesel Fitting
  • Fitting and Machining
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Sheet Metal
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Furnishings
  • Bricklaying
  • Resources and Infrastructure


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

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.

Be Rewarded


  • Job security with a permanent position
  • 6 weeks leave including a period of shutdown over Christmas
  • 5 days paid carers leave
  • 17% superannuation (award winning superfund)
  • Flexible work / life balance
  • Generous staff professional and career development
  • No coal board medicals or site inductions necessary
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

Position Requirements


  • Possession of a vocational qualification relevant to the trade.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or a Diploma or higher-level qualification in adult education, or equivalent.


Please note: This is an expression of interest only. You will be contacted should a position become available.


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, 31 December 2023


Job Requisition ID: 2827


Contact Details: 

Michael Wilson

Deputy Dean 

School of Trades



When submitting your application, please include:

  • Your Current CV or Resume
  • A 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position.
  • A copy of your trade certificate/s and/or qualifications/licences (preferred)
  • A copy of your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (if acquired)

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.