Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 18/03/2023
Applications close: 31/03/2023 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1337276

Reference: 1337276

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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

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

Skye Primary School is located in the City of Frankston in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, approximately 38 kilometers from the Melbourne CBD. The school was established in 1873. Originally a rural school serving the local market garden community, the present-day surrounds include both suburban and rural aspects that maintain a unique setting and ambiance.

The School has undergone major capital works including the recent opening of a brand new basketball stadium including a music room, stage and commercial kitchen. Refurbishment of existing buildings have included the opening of the new Administration building and Library. A STEAM centre has replaced the old library space. The extensive grounds include a football oval, soccer pitch, two basketball / netball courts and three separate playground spaces including the ‘Prep Backyard’. The school consists of five main buildings and four portable classrooms. The classrooms include flexible learning spaces with central open plan areas. An Out of School Care program operates from the portable classrooms.    

Skye’s current enrolment is 428 students from Prep to Year 6. The 2023 Student Family Occupation Education (SFOE) index is 0.4460, indicating a downward trend.  

The staffing profile of Skye Primary School includes a Principal, Assistant Principal, Disability Inclusions Coordinator (LT) and 3 Learning Specialists. There are 24.8 teachers and 9.2 Education Support (ES) staff including 3 office administration staff and a qualified school nurse. There are 18 single-age grades and 2 composite grades – a 2/3 grade and a 4/5 grade. Specialist subjects include Visual Arts, PE, Music, STEAM and Japanese (LOTE). All classrooms are fitted with Interactive TVs and a student device ratio of 1:2. I-pads are provided for P-2 students and laptops are available for Grades 2-6.  

Our Vision ensures that we are:

Inspiring successful learners through a connected community, empowering students for the future.

Skye PS has an enthusiastic and motivated staff with an extensive range of teaching experience. Teachers work collaboratively in Professional Learning Teams to analyse student data in order to plan highly effective learning opportunities, using explicit direct instruction to improve student outcomes. A priority for learning and teaching is to identify and understand the entry point of learning for every student, and to plan differentiated tasks that ensure individual success and learning growth for all students. The provision of clear learning intentions and matched co-constructed success criteria supports students to set personalised learning goals and enables teachers to provide targeted feedback.  

Our School Strategic Plan is focused on ensuring that metacognition and learning challenge is inherent for all students. Developing Learner Agency and building a culture of collective efficacy will further enhance the development of an aspirational and high achieving learning community. Clear goals have been set to empower students to be engaged, independent and self-regulating learners. Targets to improve student outcomes in both Reading and Numeracy are set to maximise the learning growth of every student. Professional Learning for staff is focused on evidence-based research and best practice that fosters the development of consistent approaches to whole school planning, assessment and delivery of lessons across the school.   

Skye PS promotes Schoolwide Positive Behaviour and prides itself on the use of restorative approaches to student wellbeing, with a strong emphasis on developing positive relationships, resilience, responsibility and respect. The wellbeing curriculum is focused on embedding the school values, and is supported by initiatives including Ripple of Kindness, Respectful Relationships and Kids Matter. All staff and students participate in our fortnightly ‘Tribes’ afternoon, which is designed to build relationships vertically throughout the school. The ‘Inspire’ program runs on alternate fortnights and offers teachers and students the opportunity to engage in passion inspired activities outside of their normal year levels. Programs include Drama, Journalism, AWFL & Cricket, Skye Sports, Yoga, Karate, Edison Bots (Coding), and Gymnastics… to name a few.

Skye PS values relationships and partnerships with the wider community. The school has an active PTF Association and a supportive School Council. Skye PS school is developing strong relationships with neighbouring schools and Pre-schools through various initiatives that include an Oral Language Program for families with pre-school children, collaboration with the local secondary college to develop excellence in numeracy practice in the Middle School (Yrs 5-8) and Communities of Practice (CoP) groups that enable teachers to come together to work on initiatives from Foundation to Year 12. Skye PS is an Ardoch partner school and through programs such as the Literacy and Numeracy Buddies, involvement with corporate partnerships ensure that students are exposed to opportunities outside of the school setting.  

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided


Jane Briffa | 9786 1555

Classroom Teacher