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Working for TAFE Queensland South West

TAFE Queensland South West is a learning organisation delivering nationally recognised vocational and educational training to Queensland and beyond.

TAFE Queensland South West plays a vital role in the economy and communities of over one-third of regional Queensland, with locations in Bundamba, Inala and Springfield in the east, Toowoomba and other key Darling Downs centres, Stanthorpe, Kingaroy and Cherbourg, to Charleville in the west.

Our Values

TAFE Queensland South West values underpin our vision and mission, and are integral to guiding the implementation of our strategic plan. We will bring our values to life through what we think, say and do.

Benefits and Entitlements

  • Recreation leave - entitlements as per the award you are employed under (generally a four week allocation).
  • Encouragement to access the large selection of professional development.
  • Non-Attendance Time (NAT) - (teaching staff) are able to access 5 weeks Non-Attendance Time each year.
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5 percent.
  • Up to 12.75 percent employer super contribution.
  • Salary packaging through remuneration services.
  • 10 days sick leave.
  • Paid maternity leave according to the applicable award.
  • Long service leave on recognised service post seven years.
  • Paid public holidays.
  • Paid locality allowance, if applicable (depends on criteria such as location and personal circumstances).


TAFE Queensland teachers deliver educational excellence by encouraging and mentoring students to help them succeed in their chosen industry.

Modes of delivery can include training in the classroom or workplace, through distance or online learning, or a combination of delivery modes using a variety of training tools and techniques.

Teachers also contribute to developing training packages in consultation with industry to ensure programs continue to meet contemporary workforce requirements.

Teaching appointments may be made on a full-time or part-time, permanent, temporary or casual basis.

To be eligible to become a TAFE Queensland teacher you must:

  • be able to demonstrate vocational competency at least to the level of the training package being delivered
  • possess current industry skills directly relevant to the teaching position, and
  • hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) or be willing to obtain the qualification.

Job Opportunities

Advertised positions can be found on Seek.

Written applications are required and each applicant must address criteria specific to the advertised position or as instructed within the "How Do I Apply?" section of the role description. Applications are to be lodged on or before the closing date of the vacancy.

Should you have any queries, please make contact with the person indicated on the advertising to obtain additional information.

A selection panel comprising suitably qualified staff assess applications. Applicants considered by the panel as having potential to perform at a high standard maybe invited to attend an interview. Final selection for positions is based on demonstrated ability to meet the requirements of the position.

Submit Your Resume (non-advertised vacancies)

For casual or short-term vacancies that may arise during the year, please submit a covering letter indicating the location(s) you are interested in working at and your availability including a comprehensive resume indicating your qualifications, skills, abilities and experience via an email to TAFE Queensland South West.

Your submission will be forwarded to the relevant manager of the area(s) for future reference (considered current for 6-12 months), and should any vacancies arise matching your skills and experience you may be contacted to provide further information.

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