Sports Turf Teacher


  07 Jun 2024
04 Jul 2024

  • Full Time, Ongoing Role - Annual Salary $78,564 - $111,391 + Super
  • Support MP students engaging in their sports turf studies!
  • Located at our heritage listed Fairfield campus with car parking on site and close to public transport

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 Sports Turf Teacher is required to plan, develop, deliver and assess quality vocational education and training in a range of learning environments within the assigned programs. This role also provides practical assistance in flexible and field-based classes in Sports Turf subject areas including OH&S, fertilising, aerification, pest and diseases, nutrition and plant culture, machinery operation, machinery maintenance and safety, pesticides, etc.


  • Work with Program Leaders and Managers to set and achieve teaching objectives.
  • Undertake a range of administrative, coordination and learning activities directly related to the assigned program.
  • Develop, maintain and evaluate student learning programs, projects and associated materials.
  • Develop teaching resources and assessments that meet curriculum and contract requirements and client needs.
  • Participate in classes and programs.
  • Conduct required pre-training assessment reviews and assessment requirements connected to contract delivery for the programs.
  • Provide pre-course advice to students and participate in the student selection, enrolment and induction processes.
  • Use diverse and appropriate adult learning methodologies.
  • Support other teachers in relation to learning needs of students and training needs of employers.

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

Skills and Experience Required: 

  • A degree, diploma or certificate and industry experience relevant to the Sports Turf field.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or higher adult teaching/VET qualification.
  • A thorough knowledge of current industry practices and procedures with a demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain liaisons within the Sports Turf Industry.
  • Ability to take a positive role in the effective delivery of Sports Turf courses.
  • Excellent machinery operation skills.
  • Current Victorian Driver's License.
  • A thorough knowledge of current industry practices and procedures with a demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain liaisons within the Sports Turf industry.
  • Demonstrated understanding of adult learning principles, teaching methodologies and a demonstrated high standard of teaching practice.
  • Well-developed teaching skills, including the ability to select and use a wide range of teaching and assessment strategies appropriate to the diverse needs of the student group.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal skills, together with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent use of ICT skills to produce work for learners, to assist with e-learning and to report across a range of programs.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents for your application to be considered to Sports Turf Teacher - Melbourne Polytechnic

  • 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.

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.


Eaglemont, VIC

Full Time  

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$78,564.00 - $111,391.00 Annually


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