Early Years

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 22/08/2022 - 29/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289923

Reference: 1289923

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1     Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the capacity to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated capacity to respond to student learning needs.

SC2     Demonstrated capacity to implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth. 

SC3     Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4     Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.    

SC5     Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated capacity to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching. 

SC6     Demonstrated capacity to cater for students with significant behavioural and educational needs.



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.


Core responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or courses of study
  • Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a year level
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas
  • Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes
  • Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress
  • Implementing effective student management consistent with the school charter.
  • Working with a mentor to participate in professional development planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional portfolio

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs
  • Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs

Who May Apply

For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the commencement of the advertised vacancy.  Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

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

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.

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Thomastown West Primary School was established in 1971 and is located approximately 20 kilometres north of the CBD. The school site is adjacent to Thomastown Secondary College, and the schools share some sports facilities and a joint car park.

We have over 40 nationalities represented in our school community, including 7% indigenous.

The Student Family Occupation Index has varied between 0.77 and 0.80. Our current enrolment is 268 students.

There are currently 39 school staff, and some are part-time. Staff include Principal class, a Leading Teacher, Learning Specialist and classroom teachers. The non-teaching staff includes Office staff, Integration Aides, a Mental Health Coordinator, Primary Welfare Officer and a School Chaplain. The Out of School Hours program is outsourced to OSHClub.

This year, our school has set its new strategic direction with a significant focus on improving Literacy, Numeracy and Student Agency. We are thrilled to be accepted into the Teaching Partners program for 2022. Increasing student attendance will continue to be a priority for Thomastown West. Each day 2 hours of Literacy is taught, and 5 hours of Numeracy every week. Our specialist subjects include Auslan, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Physical Education. 

We offer programs such as a Phonological Awareness Program and Literacy Support for students who require extra assistance. We have EAL support for students where English is their second language and who need some assistance. A major feature of the Prep program is Oral Language. We also offer programs that extend and enhance student's abilities, such as Maths Olympiad. We also have specialised music programs such as instrumental lessons, choir and a school band.

After the school was rebuilt in 2011, our classroom facilities offer the opportunity for traditional and flexible learning spaces and 21st Century Learning.

We have a well-established Community Hub and a strong relationship with our community partners: Whittlesea Community Connections, The Smith Family and Reservoir and Preston Adult Community Education (PRACE). The purpose of the Hub is to support the needs of families and students in the Thomastown West Community.

Thomastown West has invested a significant amount of time and resources into developing the School Wide Positive Behaviour framework at our school during the last four years. We are also a Respectful Relationships Partner School. Recently, Thomastown West Primary School has maximised student learning and supporting engagement and wellbeing through the Refugee Education Support Program (RESP) and ‘Side by Side’ (VACCA and Berry Street) program. 

The Thomastown West community is committed to creating and maintaining a positive, safe and supportive environment. By upholding our values (Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Empathy and Striving to be our Best), we encourage every child to reach their academic potential and social growth in an inclusive and innovative learning environment.

Our school motto is Together Working on Pathways to Success (TWPS). Education is a partnership between teachers, families and the wider community. We work together to ensure all students experience success.

Early Years

Job type:

Full time / From 22/08/2022 - 29/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Sandi Young | 94654317

Early Years