Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 14/03/2023
Applications close: 27/03/2023 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2030

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1336282

Reference: 1336282

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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 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.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

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

Other Information

  • 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

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.


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

Location Profile
Social - community and demographics

Established in 1891, Sunshine Primary School (SPS) is located in the City of Brimbank, west of Melbourne. Our community is diverse in its socio-economic and cultural backgrounds with approximately 49% of our students having a language background other than English. Sunshine PS has 24 equivalent full-time staff: 2 Principal class, 18 teachers and 10 Education Support staff. The school is driven by strong values and the belief that every student can achieve success. The school culture is focused on ensuring effective and enriched learning for all students through individualised instruction. There is a focus on continuous improvement which is based on research to ensure effective teaching and learning and to improve student learning outcomes. Sunshine Primary School fosters an environment where children share responsibility for their own learning and where all community members work together to ensure all students maximise every educational opportunity possible. Sunshine Primary School enjoys a productive partnership with the local Deer Park/Sunshine school network, working together to build a resilient and productive learning community for all. Together we share curriculum ideas and strategies to improve the outcomes for the students in the Deer Park/Sunshine area. The network is continuing to support our focus on improving student learning outcomes.


The school is driven by strong values and the belief that every student can achieve success. The school culture is focused on ensuring effective and enriched learning for all students, through a focus on continuous improvement of teaching pedagogy to improve student learning outcomes and fosters an environment where children share responsibility for their own learning and where all community members work together to ensure all students maximise every educational opportunity possible.

The core of the school is centred around the School Wide Positive Behaviours Framework where all members of the community underwent a process of identifying what is important to us all as a learning community. Our three core values of being a Learner, Respectful and Safe, underpin all that we do.

Active student participation in setting personal learning goals and evaluating progress of performance has been a focus with a strong emphasis on evidence-based data. Teachers also value the power of student voice in all aspects of school life.

Currently there are 10 classrooms running from Prep to Year Six and the school offers Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music and Auslan as specialist programs. The school offers provision for students who need extra Literacy support or learning English as a second language. The school prides itself on the close working relationship between teachers and parents with a strong emphasis on teamwork and support to provide an outstanding education for every child at Sunshine Primary School.  


Our aim for Sunshine Primary School is to develop 21st Century learning whilst maintaining the charm of our 19th Century Heritage building.  Our double storey, red brick building is set in extensive, well-established grounds and contains spacious classrooms, wellbeing room, administration area, staff area, first aid room, Story Hub, and library. All classrooms are equipped with heating and cooling. The school has a new dynamic Prep Wing, Multipurpose Hall, canteen, and art room. The school is currently in the process of master planning a 11 million dollar building modernisation project.

The secure and attractive school grounds feature extensive adventure playground equipment, a refurbished oval, gardens, and asphalted areas, where students can participate in a variety of active games and sports, as well as more passive activities. 


Our parents and care givers are a vital part of the lifeblood at Sunshine Primary School and take an active interest in all aspects of their children’s lives.  There is a major focus on building the home school-partnership to improve student learning outcomes.  Parents are able to participate through a variety of formal and informal activities that support the engagement and learning of students through School Council, volunteering in the classroom or working bees, participating in our Inquiry actions, whole school events, parent focus groups, working parties and play groups. 

Our Vision

At Sunshine Primary School all students are provided with opportunities to reach their personal best in a challenging and supportive learning environment.

Our aim is to develop resilient and productive members of the community by valuing and catering for individual, social, cultural, and academic differences.

Our Mission

(Actions to take to make sure we achieve our vision)

At Sunshine Primary School our teachers will:

•             plan for and implement a curriculum based on high expectations which are realistic, individualised, and achievable.

•             work with students to establish challenging and achievable personal goals.

•             value and embrace the individual, social, cultural, and academic differences within the school community.

At Sunshine Primary School our students will:

•             be open to “take on” every learning opportunity and challenge themselves every day.

•             focus and work towards achieving their own personal goals.

•             respect and support the differences of others in our school community

At Sunshine Primary School our Parents will:

•             work collaboratively with the school to support and engage in their child’s academic and social development.

•             have an understanding of and support their child’s individual learning goals.

•             be collectively responsible for the learning and development of Sunshine Primary School students by being proactive members of the school community


Our Values

We shine when we are Respectful, Learning and Safe

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2030

Job classification:

Not provided


Lyn Read | 03 8311 5700

Classroom Teacher