11 Jun 2024
10 Aug 2024

  • Casual Role - Hourly Salary $82.00 - $88.59 + Super
  • Support Melbourne Polytechnic students in their Arboriculture courses
  • Located at our heritage listed Fairfield campus, surrounded by parklands

About the Organisation:

Melbourne Polytechnic is a learning organisation that has been delivering vocational training since 1912. Learning at Melbourne Polytechnic is a unique experience with an applied focus. delivered by teachers with real-world experience and expertise.

At Melbourne Polytechnic we are committed to providing high quality, innovative, applied and future focused, purposeful education and training to students, industry and communities. Our teachers are passionate and established in their professions and look guide students in theirs. We know that circumstances can create barriers to learning, so we offer our students personalised pathways, flexible study options and learning support.

About the Role:

The Arboriculture Teacher is responsible for teaching courses and subjects related to Arboriculture courses, and to deliver theory, practical, flexible and field based classes in subjects areas including OH&S, ropes and knots, rigging, pest and diseases, nutrition and plant culture, machinery operations, chainsaw operations and safety, tree climbing, etc.


  • Teach approved recurrent and industry programs including Certificate III and Diploma of Arboriculture skills programs.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of Arboriculture programs.
  • Meet, assess and enrollment of intending students.
  • Provide interim and annual repots of student results.
  • Identify resource requirements.
  • Continually maintain class attendance rolls in compliance within the Institute quality guidelines.
  • Respond to enquiries courses and training.
  • Selection, safe use and maintenance of appropriate equipment.

For a full list of key responsibilities and duties, please view the position description.

Skills and Experience Required: 

  • A degree, diploma or certificate relevant in both content and academic level and industry level experience relevant to the Arboriculture field.
  • A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
  • A thorough knowledge of current industry practices and procedures with a demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain liaisons within the Arboriculture Industry.
  • A current Working with Children Check (Employee) and workplace certificate in High Risk Work.
  • Ability to teach and facilitate the delivery of specialist Arboriculture subjects and related courses to groups which may have a diverse range of abilities, backgrounds and readiness.
  • Excellent machinery operational skills essential.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents for your application to be considered

  • Current CV
  • Cover Letter (Please ensure that you address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description)

For further information on the role, please contact the hiring manager via email: or via phone: (03) 9269 1765.

If you email us, please make sure you put the job title and job number in the subject line.

Please note, applications received via email will not be considered - you must apply via the website.

We will be shortlisting immediately don’t delay, apply today!

Recruitment Agencies

Please be aware for us to engage with you, we require internal pre-approval and you must be on the State Purchasing Contract (for Victorian government common use goods and services). We will engage with you and your agency once we have the approvals.

Diversity and Inclusion

Melbourne Polytechnic is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation, by ensuring that children and young people are protected from abuse or harm.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. This means we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disabilities, people who are LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job, with age being no barrier.


Preston, VIC


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$82.00 - $88.59 Hourly


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