Careers at Bendigo TAFE

Join our team! With more than 80 years of experience in vocational education and training, we are a flexible, innovative and dynamic place of learning with a rich multicultural atmosphere.


If you are keen to make a real difference to students and industry across the communities, we would love to hear from you. 

With campuses across Victoria, we are able to accommodate those who love working in the city centre as well as those who wish to enjoy a regionally based lifestyle. 

You will be joining a passionate, collaborative and professional team that embraces people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities.


Our institute is a large, diverse community of staff and students. There are many people, resources and services available to assist and support you through your journey.

Bendigo TAFE has been transforming lives for more than 155 years. The institute has a rich history of providing education for local people and preparing them for work in local jobs.

Through a network of five campuses, we deliver a wide variety of vocational courses to over 9,000 students every year. Our state of the art facilities and exciting programs create a dynamic and welcoming environment for productive learning.

What do we do 

We are passionate about building a workforce that reflects and represents the vibrant and diverse communities where we work, teach and study. We are committed to having workplaces and teaching environments that support wellness, foster a sense of belonging, and enable every individual to thrive. 

As an education provider, staff development is critical in maintaining a workforce that has professional, educational and industry currency. We actively encourage the development of all staff and have a number of regular programs to support this: 

  • Teacher mentor program for new staff who may have extensive industry experience but less teaching experience
  • TAFE development centre programs
  • Industry release is a critical activity for maintaining professional standards and technical competence of our staff
  • Support to pursue external professional development such as attending conferences or workshops, and subscribing to professional body memberships

What do we offer?

We promote a respectful and inclusive workplace and believe a healthy work-life balance is key to engagement and productivity. With this in mind, here are some of the benefits we currently offer.

Employee Benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • An annual program of health safety and wellbeing workshops and seminars
  • Salary packaging and salary sacrifice options which enable you to incorporate different non-cash benefits within your total remuneration package to suit your circumstances
  • Access to services within and outside our campuses at a discounted cost such as hair and beauty services, meals at the onsite training restaurant, MYKI 365 day passes, travel deals through Flight Centre
  • Free onsite parking

Lifestyle Benefits:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Easy access to our campuses via public transport
  • Onsite cafeterias
  • Most of our campus and office locations provide a range of holistic lifestyle facilities for all employees including:
  • Prayer rooms
  • Parents’ rooms
  • On-site showers
  • Bike storage
  • Libraries

Please read the PD attached to all job adverts to understand the role you are interested in better.

  • All applications should be submitted with your resume and cover letter(preferred).


  • Submit application
  • Applications will be reviewed after the closing date unless otherwise stated
  • All applicants who have not been shortlisted for the role will be informed within the 2 weeks of application close date by email.
  • Shortlisted applicants will have one or two rounds of interviews.


  • Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the interview schedule
  • Interviews are held virtually and face to face, as relevant.
  • The interview duration is usually 1 hour
  • Follow the STAR method when responding to interview questions
  • You will be informed about the outcome of your interview by email or phone.

Reference Checks

  • You will be required to provide the contact details for a minimum of two referees
  • Ideally at least one of your referees is a previous line manager
  • If you do not have a previous employer, other people you could ask include:  Teacher or Principal, Volunteer Supervisor, Sport/Activity Coach

Compliance Documents:

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our people. After the acceptance of a verbal offer, there are number of compliance documents that we require in order to release a written Contract of Employment, these are:

  • A current police check which is not more than 6 months’ old
  • Current Victorian Working with Children Check (Employee card).
  • Evidence of work entitlements - Australian/NZ Passport or Australian birth certificate + Drivers licence or Visa + photo id or Australian citizenship certificate + photo id
  • Certified educational qualifications


  • You will be provided with access to our online onboarding system to sign and complete your new starter paperwork electronically.
  • Your line manager will touch base with you prior to your first day. Please feel welcome to get in contact at any time with questions you might have.
  • Once commenced, you will be invited to attend our virtual induction program to support your smooth transition to Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute.

Inspire the Next Generation - Expression of Interest

There's no one better to become teachers and mentors than past graduates and people working in skilled professions who are looking to make a change.

If this sounds like you, simply complete the form below and one of our recruitment specialists will be in touch to discuss upcoming opportunities.




Meet our People

Rohan Trusler - Plumbing Trainer

“There were a few things to consider when I made the transition to teaching. I needed to do some study to get my teaching qualification. But I’ve got a family. How could I keep bringing in an income? I found I could work during the day and study at night.”

Fiona Parker - Early Childhood Educator

“I've got such a passion for teaching! There's something about being able to share knowledge and have the students understand how it all fits together. It’s great watching them put what they've learned into practice,” she explains.


Siew Ong - 30 year journey

Starting her journey in the Secretarial Studies Department at Broadmeadows College (as it was known back then) in 1993, Siew's career at Kangan Institute and Bendigo TAFE took her on a diverse and enriching path, teaching various courses, and witnessing the institute's growth through significant changes.


Kerri Coakley - 36 years

What will you miss the most about working at Kangan Institute?

That's easy! As much as I have loved my job, it is the people who make this organisation special. There are numerous passionate and dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to provide the best opportunities for students. 

Bev Williams

For the past 20 years, Bev Williams has helped more than 1,000 students to plan their next move. 


Bev was recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) on the King’s Birthday 2023 Honours List on 12 June.

Andrew King

Congratulating Andrew King, Head of Procurement, who received the National Emergency Medal for his courageous effort and contributions during the bushfires in 2019-2020.


Vera Maljevac - 37 year journey

What was the most amazing change you have seen at BKI since you have been here?


Most notable was the progressive developments in technology and the introduction of email (no need for individual delivery of memos into staff pigeon holes), also when we switched to course delivery online during COVID-19.

Lorenda Gracey

Lorenda, who works in Corrections, was recently awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours List and she isn’t quite sure what to make of all the fuss. The medal was awarded for her very long years of service to education when she started teaching at Pentridge Prison Education in 1985.

Sally Curtain - Chief Executive Officer

We are thrilled to announce that CEO Sally Curtain has been granted the IPAA Victoria Fellowship. 


IPAA Victoria Fellows are drawn from diverse backgrounds and are leaders who act with integrity, upholding IPAA Victoria’s values. Congrats Sally, thank you for your vision and leadership at Kangan Institute.

Shee Lay Bell Po - Bendigo TAFE Inspirational Student of the Year 2023