RECEP English Language Teacher

  • Salary: Appropriate English Language Teacher Classification level based on qualifications and experience (up to AUD $96,532 + 11% super), plus an overseas teaching allowance of $6K.
  • Full time, 10-month Fixed term role, with possibility of extension
  • Location: First 5 months starting March 2024 in RMIT Training Melbourne, followed by 5 months in China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), Xuzhou, China
  • Benefits: 1 return air flight, Living Away from Home Allowance (LAFHA), visa support, accommodation in Xuzhou provided.
  • Great opportunity for professional development, networking and broadening your teaching experience in a supportive environment.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply
  • Our Values – Passion | Impact | Inclusion | Integrity | Courage | Imagination
  • PLEASE NOTE – while applications will close at 11.59 PM AEST on Sunday, 28th Jan 2024, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible as we will be conducting the interviews progressively as we come across a strong application. Applicants are therefore advised to submit their application well before the closing date.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for three experienced English Language Teachers to teach with RMIT Training in Xuzhou, China on an English language program to be delivered at the China University of Mining and Technology in Xuzhou, China.

The successful candidates will be employed initially in RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Melbourne to teach and learn our curriculum at our Melbourne campus, before heading to Xuzhou to teach the program. The successful candidates will be available to join the Melbourne team from March 2024, heading to China for the start of the new semester in August 2024 running through to January 2025 with options to extend beyond for the right candidates.

The successful candidates will be responsible face-to-face delivery and associated administration of English language classes and the program. A full position description is attached below. The successful teachers will be required to liaise with colleagues in both Melbourne and China to provide feedback and contribute to solutions related to the curriculum and program administration. Teaching contact hours will not exceed 20 hours per week.

To support the successful candidates, in addition to your teaching salary, RMIT Training will provide one return airfare to China, a living away from home allowance; an overseas teaching allowance and visa support. Accommodation will be provided in Xuzhou by the China University of Mining and Technology in an apartment close to campus.

About You

  • Passionate about delivering exceptional and exciting programs for students
  • Embrace digital learning and teaching, whether in blended or online classes
  • Committed to continuous professional development
  • Dependable and resourceful
  • Have a growth mindset
  • Collegial
  • Professional
  • Able to obtain and hold the visa required for working rights in China (see requirements below).

To be successful in this position, you will have:


  • Bachelor degree or Diploma (equivalent to at least 3 years full-time study in duration)
  • Recognised TESOL/TEFL qualifications and experience which satisfy the ELICOS Standards and other relevant accrediting body requirements
  • Current Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Significant experience in teaching English for Academic Purposes leading to direct entry to university courses
  • Demonstrated ability to teach across a range of levels and programs
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, with proven ability to present diplomatically and sensitively during challenging times.
  • Sound organisational, administrative and time management skills to enable satisfactory completion of teaching-related tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to respond flexibly to challenging situations
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Well-developed understanding of current teaching, learning and assessment theory and practice
  • Capacity to reflect and develop knowledge and skill in applying teaching and assessment practice
  • Be able to satisfy the requirements associated with obtaining a Chinese Z Visa including but not limited to:
    • within the age limit of 18 – 60 for the duration of the employment
    • full Australian working rights
    • able to provide a reference with minimum 2 relevant years of work experience
    • able to pass an Australian Federal Police National Police Check and Victorian WWCC
    • able to supply the original of your highest relevant degree
    • able to pass a health check


  • Previous experience teaching English language courses in an international context; previous experience working in China would be highly advantageous.
  • Previous experience in English language program coordination would be highly advantageous.
  • Qualifications at post-graduate diploma level or higher in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Education or another relevant field
  • Previous experience delivering REW EAP programs
  • Experience delivering REW courses offshore

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About RMIT Training

RMIT Training is a company owned by RMIT University, providing a range of education solutions to students, academics, and professionals in Melbourne and overseas. We offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities that enable personal and professional growth.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link. For further information about this position, please see the Position Description below: 2024.pdf

*Previous applicants are requested not to apply again*

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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