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SEEKING: Carpentry Trainer

Posted February 19, 2019

Carpentry Trainer Position

PRACE is a not-for-profit adult education provider and charity situated in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

We are currently seeking applications for the following position for 2019 delivery.

  • Sessional trainer: Carpentry Trade
  • 2 day per week (Tuesday and Thursday) – 9.30am to 2.30pm (applications for 1 day only are also welcome)
  • Commencing April 2019

This position is over two days teaching two different student groups (Carpentry Trade Taster and Work with Wood).  Both programs include essential basic carpentry skills and a basic understanding of OH&S in a workshop environment.   The Carpentry Trade Taster aims to provide a pathway to a pre-apprenticeship at TAFE therefore includes building the skills necessary to confidently commence an apprenticeship/ future accredited training or employment.

The successful applicant/s will be confident to introduce learners to carpentry methods and tools (both hand and power); workplace health and safety principles; what it means to undertake a trade course along with explaining the financial benefits of becoming a carpenter.


  • Relevant industry qualifications / experience demonstrating competency skills and knowledge in teaching the carpentry trade
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Versatile skills in making a range of small items with the ability to support students with practical activities/projects
  • Experience teaching in a flexible and inclusive manner, that meets a range of student learning styles and needs
  • Demonstrated ability to follow set administrative systems and meet deadlines


  • Experience working with disadvantaged and / or disengaged learners
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) or equivalent
  • Certificate in First Aid

Conditions include:

  • Police Check (mandatory)
  • Working with Children’s Check (mandatory)
  • 6 month probation
  • Salary Packaging available

If you are interested in applying for this role and want to discuss the position, please phone Nadine on 9462 6077 and send your cover letter and resume to nmulquiney@prace.vic.edu.au

Position Description Carpentry Trade Taster – Work with Wood Pre-accredited 2019

Applications close March 25th 2019