VET Trainer – Music

November 28, 2021

Job Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs
Employer: The Hester Hornbrook Academy
Full time


  • Be part of a highly skilled and committed team driven to help young people realize their potential, with the opportunity to work across a multi campus school setting
  • A competitive remuneration package is available, accompanied with salary packaging benefits
  • Full time position with a non-school term time that will commence at the beginning of the 2022 school term

About the program

The Hester Hornbrook Academy (HHA) provides flexible education and learning options, including VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools). Recognising that mainstream education is not suitable for all young people, our programs are driven by the personal pursuits of students and integrate wellbeing and life skills approaches. Teachers and Youth workers work together to support students. We have classes and outreach learning options for students who are young parents, out of home care, experiencing homelessness, or who have been disengaged from mainstream education.

About the role

The Music Trainer will form a part of an education team and be the primary teacher/trainer for the Certificate II in Music VETis program. The Trainer is responsible for organising and implementing an instructional program in accordance with VET curriculum and registration requirements. The Trainer is expected to collaboratively and share leadership of the classroom with the Youth Worker, including decision making authority. A positive, professional and mutually respectful relationship with the Youth Worker is critical to the success of the model of education delivery.

A Trainer at this level will operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and work with our VETis team to develop VET hours for our students.

Duties of this role may include but are not limited to:

  • Be familiar with the delivery of Certificate II in Music within a VETis program,
  • Be able to demonstrate vocational competency equivalent to the certificate being delivered,
  • Have relevant industry experience and be required to have worked in industry for a minimum of three years where they have applied the skills and knowledge of the units of competency being delivered.
  • Have current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided and current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that inform their training and assessment.
  • Be able to maintain current industry skills by completing Professional Development annually, directly relevant to the training/assessment being undertaken.
  • Be able to deliver curriculum and assessment tasks that caters for students with varying learning styles and ensure best practice in pedagogy.
  • Apply an understanding of trauma-informed practice to support students in a way that is empowering and engaging for the student cohort.

Skills and experience


  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or TAE40110 plus units TAEASS502 and TAELLN411), a current full Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration or Permission to Teach (or be willing to obtain).
  • Proven experience and necessary qualification to deliver Certificate II in Music within a VETis program,
  • Be prepared to undertake professional development in their vocational area
  • Be able to develop and deliver curriculum and assessment tasks that caters for students with varying learning styles and ensure best practice in pedagogy.
  • Experience working with young people, LGBTQI young people and young people from diverse cultural backgrounds who have existing barriers to engaging in education.

Download a position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.

How to apply

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For more details or assistance with application submission please email: [email protected]


Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police Check (which includes Proof of Identity Check), Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Qualification Verification Check, Employment History Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Right to Work in Australia and current and valid driver licence. All costs associated with safety checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense. Applicants will also be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status as part of their application process.

Our commitment to diversity
At HHA/MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion help us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.  

Our commitment to safety
HHA/MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero-tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

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