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Have you completed Year 12 and are keen to become a Design & Technologies teacher? Read on for more informtation:


Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education 

In Victoria, Swinburne University have a Product Design Innovation specialisation on their Bachelor of Education (Secondary). Note a minimum ATAR of 70 is required, and students must choose two areas of specialisation.

For a list of all courses on Design & Technologies Initial Teacher Education in Australia, click HERE.


Targeted Initiatives to Attract more Teachers

The Victorian Government is funding targeted initiatives to attract more teachers. The $41.7 million funding boost aims to attract excellent teachers to fill hard-to-staff positions in government schools across the state.  Click HERE to find out more.


Safe Use of Machinery Accreditation

All teachers of Technologies- to teach in the Wood/Metal areas in government schools, you are required to have ‘Safe Use of Machinery’ accreditation (22231VIC). It is also highly recommended that teachers in Catholic and Independent schools complete this course.

The Safe Use of Machinery course (22454VIC) is a four-day course that accredits teachers in the following areas:

  • General OH&S requirements related to the Technologies learning area
  • Accreditation in the safe use of Woodworking static machinery
  • Accreditation in the safe use of Metalworking static machinery

This purpose of this course isn’t to provide initial training in the use of these machines, but to check that teachers are experienced and can use machinery safely within a classroom setting.

The following providers are currently approved to run these courses:

Contact them directly to find out when they are running their next sessions.

For more details on OH&S requirements for the teaching of Design & Technologies, click HERE.

*Please note - principals can authorise teachers without a recognised tagging or experience to teach in the area, but the principal has the responsibility for any issues that might arise. Teachers in these situations require a lot of support from other Technologies faculty members. DATTA Vic doesn’t recommend untrained teachers teach in Technology specialist areas. We would be seriously concerned about their safety and the safety of their students.


Why Teach in Victoria? 

 Click HERE to find out more about Design & Technologies education in Victoria.


Useful Info & Links

  • Goverment school teaching positions are listed here
  • Catholic and Independent teaching positions are often found in local newspapers recruitment pages; Herald Sun Career One, The Age Adzuna
  • Online job ads also available on Seek
  • Australian Immigration website
  • Victorian Institute of Teaching website
  • OH&S info for Technologies teachers 
  • Australian Curriculum info for Design and Technology
  • Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority VCAA

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