Classroom Teacher - Languages - $10,000 Incentive

Job posted: 01/07/2024
Applications close: 18/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Cranbourne

Job type: Full time / From 29/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1423533

Reference: 1423533

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Cranbourne

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:


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

Koo Wee Rup Secondary College seeks a suitably qualified language teacher. The College is rebuilding its Languages Program and as such, consideration for any Language will be given, as well as provision for adequate resourcing to fund an effective and engaging  language program for students. There are also opportunities for leadership development within the College. Applicants interested in discussing the role further should make contact with Kathryn Henderson Kathryn.Henderson@education.vic.gov.au  or by phone (03) 5997 1444.

In addition, this position includes an incentive payment that will be paid to you as a Special Payment Allowance at the beginning of the contract. By accepting the additional salary you agree to work in the position for a minimum of one year at Koo Wee Rup Secondary College.


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

Koo Wee Rup Secondary College (KWRSC) is a large co-education public school situated in the high-growth corridor of the Southeastern suburbs with easy access to Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula and the Melbourne CBD.

Koo Wee Rup Secondary College is going through an exciting change with a newly appointed Principal in Term 4 of 2023, and a new Principal Team formed for the beginning of 2024.

Our past and current enrolment sits around 1050 students. Many students travel by bus to attend the college.  Our current staffing profile consists of the Principal, 4.4 Assistant Principals, ten Leading Teachers, six Learning Specialists, seventy-one Classroom Teachers and thirty-one Education Support Staff.  Koo Wee Rup is a progressive community with a focus on community engagement and support.  The school is active in the Cardinia Network developing partnerships with other network primary and secondary schools.

The College is situated around attractive spacious grounds.  Previous rebuilds have enabled the update of three learning community centres with plans to upgrade the other centres when the opportunity arises through the Department.

Our vision is ¿to inspire a passion for lifelong learning and excellence in a community which provides all students with the opportunity to achieve their personal best¿.  We emphasise the importance of students being independent and responsible, and we instil the values of personal best, honesty and integrity, and respect for others.

At KWRSC our Strategic Plan 2020-2024 goals are to

-          Improve student outcomes in literacy and numeracy across all domains,

-          Develop improved engagement of students in their learning, and

-          Improve student health and wellbeing across the school.

Curriculum offerings in Years 7, 8 and 9 consist of core components covering the key Domains.  In Years 9 and 10, elective offerings complement the core subjects.  Students are also able to study VCE subjects as part of their Year 10 studies.  In Years 11 and 12, we offer a comprehensive program that allows students to engage in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM) and Vocational Education and Training (VET).

The College has strong connections to the Head Start initiative and we currently have and will continue to have students undertake an array of SBAT options.  We also offer Certificate II VETDSS on campus to support the priority VET pathways as surfaced by the Firth review and the exciting new VCE VM senior certificate option.

KWRSC has a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including Instrumental Music, Musical Productions and Festivals and a wide range of excursions, competitions, sports programs, and camps as approved by the School Council.

Classroom Teacher - Languages - $10,000 Incentive

Job type:

Full time / From 29/07/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Kathryn Henderson | 03 5997 1444

Classroom Teacher - Languages - $10,000 Incentive