Applying for a position at TAFE Western

The policy of TAFE NSW is to get the best person for the job, by selecting staff through open competition based on merit. Merit is defined in the TAFE Commission Act in the following terms:

  • The merit of persons eligible for appointment or promotion to a vacant position is to be determined having regard to: the nature of the duties of the position; and
  • the abilities, qualifications, experience, standard of work performance and personal qualities of those persons that are relevant to the performance of those duties.

All the written applications received for a vacancy at TAFE Western are considered by a panel to decide which applicants will be invited to take part in further selection processes.

Therefore it is important for your written application the include all the information the panel needs, especially explanations of how your skills and experience address each of the job's selection criteria. 

The selection criteria for each position is contained in the information package that can be downloaded from this website.  It is also valuable to contact person listed in relation to each position to make sure you understand the nature of the job and the selection criteria.

Your application must be submitted to the stated address by the closing date.  Please make sure you include the following:

  • The name and reference number of the position you are applying for
  • Your name and address
  • A daytime contact telephone number and contact address
  • A completed and signed application form (this form will be provided in the information package)
  • A statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria
  • A current resume
  • Photocopies of your qualifications, where necessary
  • The names and phone numbers of two current referees who can comment on you professionally

You should also keep a copy of your application.

The selection panel will consider the written applications in relation to the selection criteria. The following process may include an interview, skills tests, reference checks or other assessment methods.

You can expect to be notified in writing about the progress of your application.

When does TAFE Western seek new staff?


  • For information on the timing of future teacher intakes please contact TAFE Western recruitment on 02 6393 5953 or by email.

Non teaching staff

Positions are advertised when required.