Classroom Teacher

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

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Sunbury

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 18/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1336426

Reference: 1336426

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Sunbury

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

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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

Sunbury West Primary School is located approximately 42 km from Melbourne, situated among well established and developing residential areas.  In 2021, the school celebrated its 50th Year Anniversary, providing quality education to the children of Sunbury since 1971.

The school's vision states, 'In the safe, caring and stimulating environment of Sunbury West Primary School, each child is given the opportunity and encouragement to strive towards their maximum potential as a confident individual and responsible member of society.

The school's motto is, 'Together We Learn. Together We Grow'.

Sunbury West Primary School strives for social, emotional and educational excellence in an environment where children of all ages mix cooperatively.  The school encourages staff, students and parents to value diversity and promote the development of individual strengths and talents. Skilled, enthusiastic, and committed staff use a range of innovative and proven teaching practices that reflect current education state initiatives. This provides the best possible learning environment, whilst considering the individual needs and multiple entry points of all students.

In 2023, Sunbury West has a projected enrolment of 212 students from Foundation to Year 6. Our anticipated staffing will consist of 2 Principal Class officers, 11.0 EFT teachers and 4.19 ES Staff.  The school will operate 10 classrooms, with all classes being organized into composite groupings except for Foundation level. The school is currently spread across three buildings with large amounts of classroom space and flexible learning areas. In the 2020 State Budget, Sunbury West received Capital Works Funding to the value of $10.497 million. In 2022, construction commenced to fully upgrade the school with state-of-the-art facilities. The school will maintain refurbished facilities including the gym and Out of School Hours Care setting as part of this.

Our teaching teams work closely together as Professional Learning Communities to plan for continuity of practice within teams and across the school. Teaching and learning programs are tailored to meet the distinct learning needs of all students with a strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. We use an inquiry approach to our integrated curriculum, promoting voice and agency as students help to shape the curriculum and experiences relative to their stage of learning.

Our skilled teaching teams are committed to lifelong learning and the school places great importance in ongoing professional learning at every stage of their careers.

Our core curriculum is further complemented by programs in the areas of The Arts, Physical Education, and Japanese. The school also promotes 21st Century learning though STEM, its Digital Literacy Program in Years 5/6 and access to laptops, iPADs and smart TVs in all areas of the school.

Our school has continued to offer many opportunities designed to assist children in developing connectedness with each other and build resilience and self-esteem. Examples of these are: Junior School Council, House / Vice Captains, Student of the Week, Buddies and Peer Support Programs, House Mates Program, School Performances, Art displays and Sporting Opportunities. Extra-curricular activities such as camps, instrumental programs, incursions and excursions complement our core curriculum. Each of these offer our children a chance to participate at a level of confidence and interest and provides them with a sense of accomplishment and achievement over a period of time. Parents as partners in education are also highly valued with many parents supporting classroom programs and school activities.

Student wellbeing is of paramount importance and the school adopts School Wide Positive Behaviours in its approach to Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Behaviour Management. In 2021 Sunbury West became a Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships lead school promoting personal strengths,  social competency, and emotional literacy.

Wellbeing is further supported via the National Schools Chaplaincy Program. Sunbury West has a chaplain on site two days a week to work with individual students, run wellbeing programs and support families.

Our practices are well documented to ensure understanding and clarity in relation to expectations. Our school values are defined by our commitment ‘To Strive. To Respect. To Belong’ and underpin our daily interactions and practices at our school. 

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 18/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Inga Wilson | 03 9740 8666

Classroom Teacher