Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 08/09/2023
Applications close: 30/09/2023 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 29/01/2024 - 27/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1366402

Reference: 1366402

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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:

 Child Safe Standards: Policy | education.vic.gov.au

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DE’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DE’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 DE values is available at:


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


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

Great Ryrie Primary School was built in 1998 as a result of the amalgamation of three small, local schools. In 2004 the school was further extended after the closure of the adjacent Heathmont College site. Our school is located approximately 20 kilometres east of the CBD. Our students are catered for at their individual point of need in classes by age across all years.

In 2023 school our enrolment is approximately 550 students representing approximately 400 families. We have 57 full-time and part-time staff, including two Assistant Principals, three office staff including a First Aid Officer, a part-time Wellbeing Coordinator, a part-time High Abilities teacher, a part-time EAL teacher,  Multicultural Educational Aide, Integration Aides, a Canteen Manager, and a part-time Library Technician. The school also has the services of a School Chaplain.

The student population includes approximately 130 students from other countries, many of whom have a refugee background. Accordingly our school is culturally diverse with 35% of families having a Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE), with the largest LBOTE groups being Burmese (representing several distinct dialects), Chinese and Indian. The school also has four Koorie families enrolled.

Great Ryrie has a Student Family Occupation index of 0.364 which indicates that we are in the medium SFO percentile range and that overall our school is of medium socio-economic status. Approximately 30% of the school community receive CSEF. However, Great Ryrie has a diverse social demographic, ranging from families where one or both parents are relatively high-income earning professionals or business owners, to low income, single parent families.

Our school has a strong reputation in the local community and we celebrate the cultural diversity of our families, while providing quality learning programs in all curriculum areas. We also offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities including extensive Performing Arts and Sports programs as well as Chess, Tennis and other special interest programs. Student wellbeing is given a high priority and we offer many programs designed to support students over a range of issues, as well as a comprehensive suite of student leadership programs.

The new Victorian Curriculum provides the basis of the school curriculum program, within an integrated model designed to maximise student engagement. Teachers work in teams to plan and deliver curriculum that caters for the individual needs of students in multi-age classes. Each student has their own Individual Learning Plan (ILP) developed through collaborative processes involving the student, parents and teacher. We have specialist facilities with dedicated specialist staff teaching programs in Sport and Physical Education, Science and Technology, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Indonesian.

Great Ryrie has an attractive, safe and stimulating learning environment, enhanced by relatively new and well-maintained facilities and extensive grounds. The school is well resourced in IT, including interactive whiteboards and a bank of laptops in every classroom.

Partnerships between parents and staff are encouraged and parents are involved as classroom helpers, in student conferences, school committees, fundraising and social activities. The work of the School Council and the parent community is evident throughout the school in improved programs, facilities and equipment for students and teachers. A large number of enthusiastic parents and community members provide many hours of voluntary work to support student learning and the smooth running of the school.


Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 29/01/2024 - 27/01/2025

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Karen Rouda | 03 9870 6098

Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)