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Horticulture Trainer

CERES Community Environment Park
  • CERES is seeking an inclusive and innovative trainer with a passion for providing opportunities for youth, horticulture, permaculture and sustainable food systems
  • Deliver the Cert II Horticulture qualification to VETDSS Yr 10-12 students
  • Provide hands-on, engaging, real-world learning experiences in sustainable food systems
  • Experience in teaching marginalised young people is desirable
  • Immediate start


CERES Community Environment Park is an award‐winning, not-for‐profit, environment park and urban farm located by Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne. Once a landfill site and wasteland, today CERES is a thriving, vibrant community. With over 450,000 visitors a year, CERES is the most visited environmental centre in Australia.

CERES School of Nature and Climate

The CERES School of Nature and Climate is a response to the climate and ecological crisis. Our education offerings, including workshops, courses for adults and student & teachers programs, are designed to develop skills, leadership and resilience that will be needed in the coming decade. We strive to equip people to think differently, act for the planet and be resilient and responsive citizens. We do this through connecting to the learners’ hearts, sharing knowledge to get them to use their heads, and providing applied skills they can implement with their hands.

Adult Learning Programs - Accredited Training

CERES Accredited Training programs provide opportunities for students to:

  • connect with and learn from the Earth
  • build community and resilience
  • develop knowledge and hands-on skills in sustainable horticulture practice and food systems
  • learn about further training and employment options

Our programs are aimed at youth and adults and are designed to be accessible to all. As well as mainstream groups, we specialise in tailored programs for marginalised groups such as people with a disability, asylum seekers, new migrants, youth at risk and the under and unemployed. We aim to build resilience and skills in participants to navigate the future with a sustainable tool kit and to tread lightly on the natural world. CERES is a registered training organisation (RTO) delivering accredited training in Certificate II in Horticulture. Participants are exposed to practical work experience and learning outcomes that lead to competency in a specified unit. Training is experiential, providing students with an opportunity to work on ‘real’ projects.

What we are looking for

You are an inclusive and innovative qualified VET trainer for our Cert II in Horticulture course with experience delivering accredited training to participants from all walks of life. You are passionate about sustainability and keen to pass that passion on to your students through hands-on learning experiences. You are a patient communicator who makes learning fun, and you love seeing your students gain confidence as they achieve their learning outcomes.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to be part of a team of passionate educators and trainers
  • To work in an organic farm setting or with indigenous gardens, bushfoods and permaculture practices.
  • A unique location with strong links to sustainability and community

Apply now!

Please visit our website at http://ceres.org.au/about/careers to view the full position descriptions. Applications must be submitted via clicking Apply Now and should include the following as one document:

  1. A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (no more than 2 pages) addressed to Lorna Pettifer, Learning Innovation Director
  2. A current CV

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