Lead Teacher Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering Mechanical


  23 May 2024
22 Jul 2024

  • Annual Salary $98,000 - $115,000 + Superannuation
  • Melbourne Polytechnic's Advanced Manufacturing Centre is a model of industry collaboration driving growth in Victoria's manufacturing sector.
  • This role is based out of our state of the art AMCOE facility in Heidelberg Campus. We are close to public transport and provide secure onsite parking, onsite Café and local shopping centre a short drive away

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.

What is AMCOE:

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (AMCoE) serves as a prime example of industry collaboration. Amidst Victoria's $30 billion manufacturing sector, which supports over 23,000 businesses and 260,000 employees, ranking among the state’s top employers. This sector, is contributing 30% of the nation’s manufacturing output, is set for further substantial growth in the next decade. 

The collaboration, originating in the early 2000s, addresses challenges faced by Melbourne’s northern manufacturing sector due to global, national, and local economic shifts. With the industry rapidly adopting advanced manufacturing concepts like Industry 4.0 and IoT, there is a pressing need for skilled personnel. Recognising this, Melbourne Polytechnic is revamping apprenticeship training methods and equipment to align with emerging manufacturing trends, emphasising the transition from traditional trades to CNC operations and product automation.

About the Role:

Coordinate the daily operations for the programs to ensure that classes run efficiently compliance requirements are met.

  • Provide coordination, training and facilitation across a range programs and qualifications and related areas, to training clients.
  • Contribute to the planning, development and review of programs offered by the area.
  • Ensure all aspects of program development, delivery and record management meet compliance



Develop, maintain and evaluate student learning programs, projects and associated materials.


Conduct required pre-training assessment reviews and assessment requirements connected to contract delivery for the program/s.

Industry Engagement:

Participate in the marketing and promotion of the courses by liaise with industry contacts, networks and learning communities.

Quality and Compliance:

Assist in the development and maintenance of quality assurance processes in relation to program and course administration, design, delivery assessment and evaluation of training materials.

Vocational and Industry Currency:

Identify, create and participate in professional development relevant to teaching and the maintenance of vocational currency.

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

Skills and Experience Required: 

  • Vocational experience and current competence within the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering industry.
  • Relevant experience in CNC machine operations, maintenance, and coolant management. Proficiency with CNC milling machines like MiniMill and VF2, as well as CNC turning machines such as TL2 and ST20Y (encompassing 2-axis, Y-axis, and live tooling), is required. Familiarity with machine language (G & M codes) and generic Fanuc systems, along with the ability to download, upload, and edit CNC programs, is essential. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate expertise in 3D & 2D CAD software programs, CAM software programs, and the application of both modern and traditional toolpaths.
  • A Degree, Diploma or Certificate relevant in both content and academic level and industry experience relevant to the department. 
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40110) including Design and Develop Assessment Tools (TAEASS502) and Address Adult language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills (TAELLN411) or (TAELLN401A) or the TAE40122
  • Current Working with Children Check (Employee) – mandatory.
  • Valid National Police Check – mandatory.

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 Meagan Wilson via email: meaganwilson@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

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.

Candidates must hold a valid Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC). A lodgement receipt is not a valid alternative; the approval email with the lodgement of a WWCC card number can be accepted.

A National Police Check is required for the successful applicant.

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.


Heidelberg, VIC

Full Time  

Metal Fabrication & Engineering > Sheetmetal

$98,000.00 - $115,000.00 Annually

Manufacturing and Engineering  

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