Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 16/11/2022
Applications close: 29/11/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1315520

Reference: 1315520

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2    Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth. 

SC3    Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.


The classroom teacher classification comprises two salary ranges- range 1 and range 2.  The primary focus of the classroom teacher is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes.  The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection and inquiry in order to improve knowledge and skills to effectively engage students and improve their learning. 

As the classroom teacher gains experience his or her contribution to the school program beyond the classroom increases. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their rostered teaching duties provided the responsibility is appropriate to the salary range, qualifications, training and experience of the teacher.

Classroom teacher Range 2
Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities.

A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.

Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to:
- Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
- Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
- Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
- Supervise and train one or more student teachers
- Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.

Classroom teacher Range 1
The primary focus of the range 1 classroom teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels and the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. These teachers teach a range of students/classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programs.  Range 1 classroom teachers are skilled teachers who operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and may have responsibility for the supervision and training of one or more student teachers.

At range 1, teachers participate in the development of school policies and programs and assist in the implementation of school priorities. 
The focus of a range 1 classroom teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice.  New entrants to the teaching profession in their initial teaching years receive structured support, mentoring and guidance from teachers at higher levels.

Under guidance, new entrants to the teaching profession will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects and are expected to participate in induction programs and other professional learning activities that are designed to ensure the integration of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the school.

Teachers at range 1 are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate in policy development, project teams and the organisation of co-curricula activities.


The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:

  • Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
  • Undertaking other classroom teaching related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Location Profile

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the advertised position at Warrnambool Primary School. At a time of exciting growth and continuous school improvement, this is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, dynamic professional to be part of our team.

At Warrnambool Primary School we achieve success through a school-wide focus on building strong universal teaching practices supported by evidence and informed by assessment data tracking.

The school has a dedicated staff who are supported by a strong collegial approach to continuous improvement using instructional coaching to support professional growth.

Our values are:

Positivity, Curiosity, Pride and Confidence. We provide an inclusive education, nurturing students to flourish and reach their academic, social and emotional potential.

Warrnambool Primary School is located on Gunditjmara land. We acknowledge the traditional owners and their communities that have learnt and grown on this land for over 40,000 years.

Warrnambool Primary School is an inclusive, welcoming Government School that has served the Warrnambool Community for over 140 years. Warrnambool itself is an internationally recognised location of outstanding natural beauty, offering a uniquely Australian lifestyle located at the end of the Great Ocean Road.

Warrnambool Primary School has a clear vision for high-quality teaching and learning practices that cater to all students' diverse learning needs in mainstream F to 6 classes, PSD Students, the Nurture Space Students, and early intervention. In 2022 we will have straight grades from Foundation to Year 2 and composite classes from Years 3 to 6.

Two interrelated aims anchor our work:

  • to provide an outstanding education for every student in our care, and
  • to grow great teachers.

At Warrnambool Primary School, we invest heavily in our people because we know that no single asset or resource matters more to our aims.

 Great teams of teachers, committed to excellence:

Warrnambool Primary School is at the centre of a vibrant, warm and engaged learning community. It's an exciting place to work. Our teachers are united in their commitment to practice excellence and driven by the pursuit of improvement in all we do. We set high expectations for behavioural and academic outcomes for all students; equally, we set high standards of professional excellence for ourselves.

Our staff engage in collaborative and detailed planning so that each teacher can focus their energies on high-quality lesson delivery. We plan a knowledge-rich curriculum, which means we can clearly articulate the content to be taught across all levels and learning areas. At Warrnambool Primary School, teachers do not plan and resource lessons on their own; instead, we are building and nurturing high-functioning teams of teachers because we know that we're better together.

Continual improvement:

At Warrnambool Primary School, we provide systematic opportunities for teachers to improve their practice - not because we are not good enough, but because we can always be better.

We provide well-sequenced and rigorous professional learning opportunities for our teachers. Every week, we run a one-hour whole staff Professional Learning Workshop; we draw on insights from research evidence to define and describe high-quality pedagogical practices. We value teachers' expertise and experience and provide opportunities for teachers to build on what they know in meaningful ways.

Connected to our professional learning is an Instructional Coaching Program. Teachers of all experience levels can set goals, seek feedback from an instructional coach, and deliberately practise specific techniques in the classroom. In addition, we routinely use video recording as a mechanism for collaborative review of our teaching, and we take the time to celebrate our progress along the way.

Staff at Warrnambool Primary School enjoy working in the centre of Warrnambool, with excellent access to all our wonderful town has to offer. 

Curriculum resources are carefully selected, and our learning spaces are well-resourced. In addition, every classroom is fitted with integrated technology, including assistive technologies for students with particular needs.

Please contact the school for further information regarding this position or to book a school tour - 03 5561 5955.

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Peter Lee | 03 5561 5955

Classroom Teacher