Calls for high-calibre educators to step into TAFE space and train the next generation
A new TAFE Teacher Training Scholarship has been launched in Victoria, designed to incentivise experts across a variety of in-demand sectors and industries, including health and community services, construction and electrotechnology to sign up as TAFE teachers.
Up to 200 study assistance scholarships valued at $10,000 each to be offered, Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced late last week, to enhance the TAFE teaching workforce amid skyrocketing VET enrolments, which increased by 13 per cent to May compared with the same time last year.
More than 87, 200 students have now started a Free TAFE course since the initiative launched in 2019 – giving Victorians better access to the high-quality training they need for the state’s most in-demand jobs, including in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.
“We have rebuilt TAFE across Victoria – enrolments are booming and we need more teachers. If you have the know-how we want you to sign-up to help train the next generation of Victorian workers,” Ms Symes said.
The new TAFE Teacher Training Scholarship is also a unique opportunity for skilled workers seeking a career change or for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic to pass on their sector and industry-relevant skills to TAFE students.
To find out more about the scholarship, visit www.vic.gov.au/tafeteacher