Frequently asked questions

General enquiries about working for Holmesglen.

All available positions are advertised on the Holmesglen website here. If you don’t find a position of interest but would like to express interest in working at Holmesglen you can email our Talent Acquisition Team via

You can apply online by clicking the “Apply” button and following the prompts on screen. You will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume in either PDF or Word Format.

All position related queries can be directed to the contact person specified in the job advertisement.

All other queries can be directed to the Employment and Talent Acquisition team via email or by phoning the Human Resources department on 03 9564 2676.

Unfortunately, you are not able to save your progress and return at a later time. When you are ready to apply, please complete and submit your application in full.

If you would like to add a document to your application once it has been submitted, please email

All full and part time positions have position descriptions which provide detailed information to help you with your application.

All applications should include a resume and cover letter. Some positions will also ask you to address the key selection criteria which is located on the last page of the position description.


Our shortlists are based on your overall application which includes your cover letter, resume and responses to the key selection criteria. Please note, incomplete applications may not be considered.

We may contact you for the purposes of an initial phone screen which should take no longer than 15 minutes.


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a panel interview. Interviews are generally conducted face to face at one of our campuses, some interviews may be held virtually in particular circumstances.

The duration of our interviews is 45 – 60 minutes and we encourage candidates to follow the STAR method when responding to interview questions.

Reference Checks

You will be asked to provide the contact details for three referees from your recent work history – if possible, one from your current employer. Referees must have directly supervised or managed you.

We will conduct a minimum of two reference checks.

Compliance documents

Prior to providing an offer of employment, we will request the following compliance documents from you:

  • A current Victorian Working with Children Check (employee) card or receipt of application
  • Certified copies of proof of your eligibility to work in Australia e.g. Passport or Australian Birth/Citizenship certificate and Photo ID
  • Certified copies of qualifications relevant to the position
  • Employees attending certain workplace settings, including health and care facilities, may be required to be meet mandatory vaccination obligations
  • A current police check which is no more than 12 months old (if applicable to the position).


Once a verbal offer of employment has been accepted you will be provided with an email containing a link to review and accept your Employment Contract and associated documents electronically. The Hiring Manager will touch base with you prior to your first day to provide you with further information and answer any questions you have.

VET Teacher’s are required to have a relevant vocational/industry qualification and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) or equivalent.

Holmesglen is a leading Australian provider of vocational and higher education and one of the largest government-owned TAFEs in the state of Victoria. We value ambition, scholarship, passion, integrity, respect, and excellence.

With over 40 years’ experience and more than 160,000 graduates, we are TAFE at its best.

Our employees work with passion and purpose and actively inspire our learners to achieve life-changing study and career outcomes.

We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace for employees to work safely and flexibly. We are a child safe and equal opportunity employer, and value diversity in our workforce and encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities to apply for roles within our organisation.

Our employee benefits are varied and include employee assistance and wellbeing programs, professional/career development, flexible working arrangements, and peer-led recognition programs.

Holmesglen is a four-time Industry Collaboration award winner for our extensive work in the community. You will work alongside leading projects, which will drive Australia’s clean, care and digital economy.

Our close industry connections include:

  • Holmesglen Private Hospital, an Australian TAFE-first 
  • Apprentice Central, globally recognised for its innovative centralised support model 
  • Victorian Tunnelling Training Centre, an award-winning facility training thousands of workers.

If you require specific support to apply for a position, please contact the Human Resources department on 03 9564 2676 and we will work with you to identify the best way to assist.

You must be eligible to work in Australia to apply for a position at Holmesglen.