TAFE Teacher Incentive, Payment Initiative

TAFE Teachers are in demand and as such, The Victorian Government’s TAFE teacher incentive program will provide you the financial support towards studying and completing your Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE), as well as further financial support to help you in your first two years of teaching.

Every course taught at TAFE needs an industry expert with the know-how to teach it. You name the TAFE course and if you’re qualified, you could teach it.

Chisholm Institute has 25 scholarships available and designed to support you stepping into a new career.

Key priority teaching areas for Chisholm include the following:

  • Plumbing
  • Engineering
  • Cyber Security
  • Justice
  • Accounting.

Why consider TAFE teaching?

  • It’s a versatile, highly sought-after qualification that can be utilised within a variety of industries
  • Strong job growth and prospects
  • It offers good work-life balance
  • Teaching is a rewarding career, and one with longevity
  • Your chance to shape the future of your industry

Alongside this financial assistance, the program offers specialist mentoring support from a lead teacher at each TAFE to support you as a new teacher and develop your skills.

Teaching pay rates can be found via the Fair Work Commission website.

Objectives of the TAFE Teaching Scholarship:

Changing careers can be daunting. The $10,000 TAFE teacher incentive payment is designed to help make the transition to a new career a less challenging reality for you.

  • Build the capacity and capability of the TAFE teaching workforce
  • Attract people to study to become a TAFE teacher and incentivise them to continue to teach within TAFEs
  • Reduce the costs associated with a career change to increase access to teacher training
  • Attract teachers to areas of training delivery where TAFEs face difficulties in attracting sufficient numbers.

What does the three year scholarship include?

Payments of up to $10,000 are available for people who are starting their study, upskilling as an educator, or already studying their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) qualification

The incentive payments will be paid across three instalments:

  • $2000 on enrolment into the TAE
  • $2000 on completion of the TAE
  • $6000 after two years teaching at TAFE

*payments will be made according to milestones being achieved

Study requirements

To become a qualified TAFE teacher you need to successfully complete your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This is commonly known as a 'TAE'.

You will then be able to apply your extensive industry experience to become a nationally recognised and qualified trainer.

The course can take anywhere from six to 12 months to complete. Flexible and blended study options are available at each TAFE, allowing you to keep working while you study. Commencing from January 2022, this course has been added to the Free TAFE offering for eligible students. Find out about your eligibility.

Find more information on our Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) course. 

Jane Truong
“What I love about Chisholm is the diversity and the teamwork,” Jane says. “We have a really tight-knit team. We always work together when dealing with student issues and course resources”
- Jane Truong, Hair, Beauty and Wellness teacher

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Register your interest

To register your interest in the TAFE Teacher Incentive Program please complete the form below.

Please note: The above information is for the TAFE teaching scholarships. If you are a student looking for a student scholarship, please visit Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation.