Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 17/04/2026

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336980

Reference: 1336980

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the implementation of school priorities, and the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.

SC2      Demonstrated ability to lead the planning and implementation of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3      Demonstrated exemplary ability to monitor and assess student learning at a class, cohort or whole-school level and use this data to lead improvement initiatives. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community focused on student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and support colleagues to adopt these behaviours and attitudes. Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice and contribute to the provision of whole-school professional learning.

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 applicants must have a personal profile on Recruitment Online and ensure that it is up to date including VIT registration status.  Applications should also be lodged on Recruitment Online to ensure that notification of outcomes is delivered to a current email address.  To commence work at Laverton P-12 College the successful applicant must have current registration with VIT.

Where more than one vacancy has been advertised, that includes one or more of the same subject/duties, e.g. Mathematics / Science, Mathematics / Science / VCAL etc , it is not necessary to submit more than one set of hard copy applications as you will be considered for both/all similar vacancies.

Applications must include:

  1. A specific response to each of the key selection criteria and position details. It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 6 pages.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae with a summary of experience and qualifications.
  3. The names and contact details of up to three professional referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the key selection criteria.
  4. If the applicant is not an Australian Citizen all visa documentation must be attached.
  5. The panel reserves the right to request additional referees other than those listed.



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




Laverton P-12 College resides within the western suburbs of Melbourne in the local area of Hobson's Bay. The College is a merged school operating on the site of the former Laverton Secondary College. It opened in 2008 with new buildings first occupied in 2009, however, it was not until mid-2011 that all levels of the College were operational. The school is comprised of seven permanent buildings and two relocatable buildings, providing a range of specialised learning spaces, including a gymnasium, performing arts centre, instrumental music rooms, a state of the art food technology kitchen and cafe, practical science rooms, technology and engineering spaces, and a well-resourced College library. The College has also prioritised developing the grounds including, building a sports field, volleyball court and an undercover multipurpose field. Laverton P-12 College is modern, well- resourced and inviting school.

In 2022, the College has an enrolment of over 700 students across Foundation to Year 12. The community comprises of diverse family backgrounds, with 48% of students speaking languages other than English at home and a high proportion of students coming from the Karen, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern communities. The College Student Family Occupation (SFO) of .74 indicates a high number of students come from disadvantaged economic backgrounds. While the Student Family Occupation and Education (SFOE) is slightly lower at 0.66, indicating higher circumstances known to make a difference in student learning.  The college is supported in 2022 by the Differentiated School Support Initiative.

The College staffing profile consists of approximately 100 full time and part time equivalent staff; including 4 Principal class, 6 Leading Teachers, 3 Learning Specialists, 54 teachers, 28 Education Support Staff and 2 Paraprofessionals. The College has invested heavily in building the professional knowledge of our staff and working collaboratively in teams to support the needs of our students. All teachers plan within a structured Teaching and Learning Cycle and this is enhanced with teachers engaging in PLT Inquiry Cycles informed by student needs across cohorts.

Our school vision is 'Together at Laverton P-12 College, we nurture our students through learning and encourage our students to actively participate in, and contribute to, an ever changing and diverse community with respect, responsibility and fairness'. This vision is underpinned by our College values of 'Learning, Belonging and Succeeding'. We continually connect these values to the teaching and learning programs and they are relevant across all stages of the learning continuum. Our values underpin a cohesive school structure that enhances the wellbeing and learning opportunities for every student. In particular, our values connect to our School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPS) approach, and this supports our students in achieving their learning potential.

At Laverton P-12 College we offer a broad curriculum that is focused on the individual.  Our talented and friendly staff are caring and committed people, who create a nurturing environment for students to strive.  We encourage our friendly and welcoming community to become involved in school activities and student learning, building solid relationship between the school, home, community and each student. Furthermore, Laverton P-12 College has continued to dedicate considerable resources into music initiatives such as the College Instrumental Music program and the Crashendo Music Project. Close to 100 a students access these programs and students learn a range of strings, woodwind and percussion instruments. At the senior end of the school, the college offers VCE, VET and VCAL, with the school facilitating VET Engineering and Hospitality for the Hobson Bay Cluster.


Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 17/04/2026

Job classification:

Not provided


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