NSW Government TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW: A career of life-changing impact

Teacher of Commercial Cookery

Tamworth/ Armidale/ Dubbo/ Mudgee/ Broken Hill/ Orange/ Bathurst

Flexible location across West Region (subject to campus availability)


$86.83 Hourly Rate (Teaching Duties)

At TAFE NSW, we are dedicated to life-changing impact.

That’s why we offer world-class training and education that delivers the skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Life-changing impact starts with an incredible team that sees their career as an opportunity to transform someone’s world. Whether that’s inspiring students, supporting each other, or helping our communities and industries flourish.

We live by TAFE NSW values: Customer Focus, Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence. They define who we are, how we work and inspire our performance.

We invest in our people

At TAFE NSW, you will discover a diverse, dynamic, and collaborative environment, where you can innovate, create value, and do meaningful work.

We provide you with tools and ongoing training and professional development, health and wellbeing programs, and depending on your role, a variety of flexible working options.

About the role

TAFE NSW is looking for industry qualified subject matter experts within Commercial Cookery to join the team as Casual Teachers and share your industry knowledge and expertise with an engaged student cohort. You will become part of a highly driven and successful team who work collaboratively to achieve students’ success.

Campus locations include Tamworth/ Armidale/ Dubbo/ Mudgee/ Broken Hill/ Orange/ Bathurst (subject to accommodation availability). This recruitment will also be used to create a suitability list which may be used to fill future similar positions within the West region.

About You

You will love this position if you like to share your passion in the Commercial Cookery industry and are ready to educate a team of passionate students from a range of backgrounds to achieve their personal and work goals whilst developing and implementing an educational and career plan. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to share information with your students through face to face and connected learning platforms, if required.

To be considered for the role you will have:

Certificate III (or above) in Commercial Cookery / Certificate III (or above) in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) or equivalent
Minimum of three years relevant post-qualification industry experience within the last five years, at a supervisory level as Sous Chef, Chef de Partie, Chef de Cuisine, Head Chef or Executive Chef
Demonstrated commitment to maintaining professional currency

Our commitment to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

We are committed to creating a culturally safe and accessible workplace where dignity, trust, respect, and the promotion of diversity and inclusion are valued, so you can safely bring your whole self to work and connect with your community through our many diverse employee networks.

If you require an adjustment in the recruitment process, please let your Talent Acquisition Advisor know.

Together we can change lives! Apply now!

Applications close 11.55pm AEST on Sunday 25 February 2024

Your current resume (in PDF format)
Certified copies of your qualifications (in a single document in PDF format)
Your response to the two targeted questions when prompted in the application form (max 300 words per response).

Targeted Question 1

Provide an overview of your experience within Commercial Cookery and explain what motivates you to become a Teacher at TAFE NSW. How would you utilise your experience to enrich the learning of TAFE NSW students?

Targeted Question 2

The role of a TAFE Teacher as a professional educator is to help, construct, guide and enhance the educative process. Based on your industry experience, what are your strengths that are transferrable and will set you up for success in a learning environment?

Role-specific enquiries: contact Matt McAllister, Matthew.McAllister@tafensw.edu.au, 0409 783 397

General recruitment and adjustment enquiries: contact Talent Acquisition Advisor Shweta Yadav, Shweta.yadav@tafensw.edu.au?

Don’t have a TAE qualification but are interested in becoming a TAFE NSW Teacher and inspiring the next generation of students? Ask your Talent Acquisition Advisor how you can become a TAFE Teacher or register your interest here.

For helpful insights into preparing your application, TAFE NSW’s recruitment process, and getting interview ready, read through our Application Process

This is a child-related position. A Working with Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct.

For temporary positions, you will require a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

A suitability list, valid for 36 months, may be created for this position, and position(s) of the same classification that subsequently becomes vacant, may be filled via this recruitment.

Location is negotiable across our TAFE NSW campuses. Please note your preferred campus location is not guaranteed and is subject to campus availability at the time of offer.

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