Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 14/05/2024
Applications close: 27/05/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 20/06/2024 - 09/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1415422

Reference: 1415422

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

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

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).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@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:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:


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

Balwyn North Primary School Values and Vision Statement

The values of Strive, Inspire and Belong guide the decisions and behaviours of all members of our school community.

In the welcoming environment of BNPS, everyone has a place to be. High expectations for all are achieved through an engaging and progressive approach to education. We foster strong relationships based on mutual respect with an appreciation for our cultural diversity. We value quality teaching and deep learning to build caring and independent future thinkers.

School Overview

Balwyn North Primary School strives to create a learning community centred on belonging, where all students are inspired to become inquiring, knowledgeable and caring global citizens. Our school provides a highly engaging learning environment for a diverse student population, with all students encouraged and supported to achieve their full potential. Balwyn North Primary has a proud history of being a high performing school, with strong student learning outcomes, positive home school partnerships and a welcoming environment that reflects the strong community relationships encompassed in our school vision.

Balwyn North Primary School has a student population of just over 600 and is located in the leafy eastern suburbs, approximately ten kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. Situated in a quiet suburban street away from main roads, our school enjoys quality buildings and well-maintained grounds. With well-appointed indoor and outdoor learning spaces, the students at Balwyn North Primary School are supported by exceptional facilities and resources.

As an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) World School, a transdisciplinary inquiry approach to teaching and learning is deeply embedded within Balwyn North Primary School. Coupled with a strong focus on all students achieving the best possible learning outcomes in English and Mathematics, our school¿s teaching and learning program supports students to develop holistically and cultivate the capabilities of a successful learner.

To complement our rich classroom teaching and learning program, Balwyn North Primary School offers a robust, well-resourced specialist program.  There are dedicated Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education and LOTE (Chinese Mandarin language) classes and learning spaces, as well as a Library which is centrally located and often available to students at lunchtime, as well as class time. English as an Additional Language (EAL) and literacy and numeracy support sessions are offered.

At Balwyn North Primary School, we work as a collaborative school community to ensure the full academic, social and physical development and enrichment of every child. Our academic and co-curricular programs aim to develop the skills, knowledge and understandings that our students will need to be effective citizens who are empowered to fully engage in our global community.  We have a strong commitment to meeting the needs of the 21st Century learners, with high levels of learning technologies throughout the school including: LCD screens, class sets of netbooks and an elective 1:1 netbook program in Years 4 to 6. The learning programs in Foundation, Years 1-3 are supported and enhanced by class sets of iPads.  The specialist program are also supported by the use of iPads.

Sharing a strong relationship with bordering schools, Balwyn High School and The Merrell Kindergarten, the Balwyn North Primary School¿s transition programs are well established. Students are involved in a series of activities throughout the year to ensure a smooth transition the following year.

A strong home school partnership is encouraged and valued at Balwyn North Primary School, there are endless opportunities for parents to be involved in the life of the school and their child¿s learning.  Regular parent information sessions, learning expos, student led conferences, music soirees and concerts provide parents with a window into their child¿s learning. Parents are involved in a wide range of school activities including classroom support, Working Bees, excursions and the Parents¿ and Friends¿ Association. Parent participation is highly valued at Balwyn North Primary School. Our school has a daily Out of School Hours Program (before and after school) which is managed by TheirCare, who provides a high quality program, aimed at meeting the needs of families and children.

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Balwyn North Primary School¿s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct can be found on the school¿s website.

Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Part time / From 20/06/2024 - 09/01/2025

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Tony Stokes | (03) 9859 4258

Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)