Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1336968

Reference: 1336968

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 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

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

  • 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.

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

School profile

Seeking something different? We are a fun, vibrant and multicultural community in Melbourne's west of 390 amazing students from 43 different cultural backgrounds. Our P-6 school community works together as a team and, as a result, we achieve great things. We have the equivalent of 41 staff members - 3 Principal Class, 25 teachers and 11 Educational Support staff and are part of the Deer Park/Sunshine Network.

At Sunshine Heights, diversity is our strength; every year we look forward to our annual Harmony Day celebration where we celebrate our multicultural community. This year we launched a weeklong mental health festival for our community in partnership with Brimbank City Council, culminating in a huge Harmony Day Block Party.  

Our open-door policy means that families feel welcomed and form a true partnership between school and home. A walk through our corridors will have you immersed in our passageway displays where our students showcase their day's learning. Here you will find wonderings of our brave writers and the modelling of numbers by our mathematicians.

Whether spending time outside on our Twilight School night tour or making memories over a bowl of Paella at our Spanish Fiesta, we take great pride in creating special and meaningful experiences for our students. You can often find us planting native plants with the Friends of the Kororoit Creek as we work to keep our environment healthy or exploring the Botanic Gardens through our partnership with them, combining play in nature. Our annual Art Show allows our artists and families to eagerly seek out their own masterpieces and marvel in the creativity of their friends.

The success of our school and the positive community feel that we have established have resulted in us receiving exceptional feedback from our students, parents and staff about Sunshine Heights Primary School. Our staff opinion survey also shows that we are in the top 20% of schools in the state in terms of staff moral and engagement. 

We are focused on creating a learning environment where all our students achieve at high levels and where all staff enjoy and are passionate about their role. Our teachers are co-learners who actively engage in activities alongside students. Our programs cater for individual differences and inspire students to achieve their personal best, develop the skills and mindset to respond to future challenges and discover their own unique capabilities. We are extremely proud of the learning results our students have achieved throughout the years.


We are looking for a teacher to join our team who is an engaging and warm communicator, treats students and adults respectfully, is community minded and has a great sense of humour! Someone who is open to collaboration and feedback from our passionate community, and who is always up for a chat in the school grounds. We strongly encourage staff from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and those from First Nations Applicants.

Our Aspirational Vision

Sail into a universe of possibility

Delve into the unlimited energy of the human imagination

Inspire and grow hearts and minds

Nurture creativity and curiosity

Through courage, connection, commitment and collaboration

Discover the wonder and uniqueness in you

Welcome to Sunshine Heights Primary School.


Our Values


We have the courage to believe that we can make a positive impact

We understand that hard work takes courage and a growth mindset

We have the courage to be curious and creative and stretch outside our comfort zone.


We understand who we are as individuals and how we build connections

We understand what it means to be part of a community

We are connected to the world around us and actively address issues of human and environment sustainability


We acknowledge our strengths and build on our achievements

We take responsibility for, and commit to, our continual learning and growth

We show resilience when faced with challenges


We motivate each other to be the best we can be

We encourage and embrace different perspectives

We are respectful of everyone.


Lastly, and most certainly not least, we love a good song and dance at Sunshine Heights and music can often be heard blasting from the speakers at the end of the school week. Our Spotify playlist looks something like this:

Old Town Road, Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus

Roar, Katy Perry

Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars

Watch me, Silento

Cut to the Feeling, Carly Rae Jepsen


Check us out on Social Media:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunshineheightsps/?hl=en

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKTbuyzvMDOY5Eb0JleLg_Q

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided


David Cocks | 8311 7100

Classroom Teacher