In NSW? Fancy a career shift into ECEC lecturing at TAFE? Scholarships now on offer

In NSW? Fancy a career shift into ECEC lecturing at TAFE? Scholarships now on offer

by Freya Lucas

September 28, 2021

The New South Wales Government recently announced that it will invest $1 million into a fund designed to train sector and industry leaders who wish to pursue a rewarding career as a teacher at TAFE NSW


Teachers for courses in early childhood education and care (ECEC) are amongst the nine professional groups being targeted in the initiative, which will see 200 professionals across NSW offered the chance to upskill and move into a guaranteed career with TAFE NSW.


The funding is in addition to the $3.1 million previously announced by the NSW Government to fund 525 scholarships across the state since 2019, with the state’s Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee explaining the value of the opportunity for seasoned professionals in the target groups. 


“The scholarships will give those that have years of experience in their field the opportunity to grow the industries (sic.) they love by training the next generation,” he explained.


Scholarships will cover the fees associated with completing the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment which will then allow professionals in engineering, plumbing, carpentry, electrotechnology, nursing, early childhood education and aged care to teach relevant qualifications to others. 


“What sets TAFE NSW teachers apart is that they not only pass on their knowledge and expertise, but they have professional networks which are a vital connection to jobs for students,” Mr Lee added.


Mr Lee described the initiative as “a real commitment and real investment in TAFE as our comprehensive public training provider”.


“Teachers play an incredibly significant role in the lives of students. That’s why we’re investing in the best of industry to work at TAFE NSW and help us shape the future workforce.”


Positions include  full-time, part-time and casual basis, spanning over 130 locations across NSW and online.


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