Education Support - Instrumental Music and Rock Band Instructor

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

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1288746

Reference: 1288746

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

Selection Criteria

SC1  Demonstrated experience and skills in instrumental music and rock band instruction of students.

SC2  Demonstrated capacity to organise the work of other instrumental music instructors.

SC3  Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4  Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5  Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC6  Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


To give instruction to the instrumental students and organise and maintain the school rock band.  Assist the music department in the administration and organisation of the instrumental music program.

Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with the guidelines, accepted practice and school policy.  This may include the organisation of other education support class staff within the instrumental music work area.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2.  Typically this will involve accountability for a single function (eg ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operatin of a work area (eg assisting in the administrative and organisation of the instrumental music area) under the direction of head of music, the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at Education Support Class Level 1, range 1.  Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as overseeing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role.

Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principales that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options.  Routine technical support within the instrumental music area would be a typical example.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of student cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


-    Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas.
-    Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions.
-    Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
-    Participate in team meetings.
-    Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment.
-    Prepare basic curriculum support resources.
-    Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs.
-    Observe students and draw the attention of the teacher to them where necessary.
-    Assist in the translation of documents.
-    Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.
-    Assist in the preparation of equipment and purchasing of materials and supplies as required.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of 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

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

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

Oberon High School is located in the Geelong growth corridor of Armstrong Creek, after being relocated from Belmont for the beginning of the 2021 school year.  Oberon High School is a co-educational secondary school with an enrolment of 830 students, however there is expected to be significant increase in student enrolments for the foreseeable future.

The SFOE of the school is 0.37 rating the school as medium in terms of the socio-economic background of our students and families. 

The Oberon High School student population is from the southern suburbs of Geelong, the Surf Coast areas and rural locations.  All students are encouraged to build on their talents, expand their horizons and develop a culture of learning through participation in a variety of academic, applied learning, sporting, artistic and social programs.  This is reflected in the school mantra of ‘Shape Your Future….Go One Better’.

Oberon High School provides a learning environment in which students strive for and respect high achievement, and they develop social skills based on the principles of tolerance and understanding. 

The school has a belief that all students have the ability to learn and should be progressed in their learning at a faster rate than which is occurring across the state, no matter what their socio-economic background or their educational capability.  This philosophy is also reflected in the school mantra.  

To support this philosophy and ensure greater consistency in teaching practice the school has an effective learning framework ‘The Oberon Good Lesson’.  This  framework is based on the Professor David Hopkins ‘Powerful Learning Framework’ and incorporates elements of John Hattie’s research including teaching strategies that have proven to achieve large effect sizes on student learning outcomes.  

Reflection of the implementation of this framework occurs through once a term classroom observations and also from being a pivotal point in teacher performance reviews.  To monitor student learning outcomes and to ensure that differentiation of student learning is occurring in all classes for all students, staff are expected to use an approach called ‘Target 3’.  This approach involves staff members identifying three students within each of their classes, one who is below the expected level, one at the expected level and one above the expected level with a focus on ensuring that the work/tasks that are being set are challenging all students no matter what their ability level.

This approach to learning has resulted in above average growth in NAPLAN from Years 7-9 and very good results/outcomes in VCE (well above the state and regional results).  The teacher quality variables in the student attitude to school survey reflect high quality teaching occurring within the school.  

Whilst academic results are a priority of the school and are always emphasised within the school community, the development of social skills including communication, tolerance, empathy, fundraising for social disadvantage and positive interactions is also a priority.  

The school has a very positive culture which exists between staff, students and parents.  This is reflected in the student attitude to school results, parent opinion and the staff opinion survey.  All results are above the state average, whilst staff opinion survey is in the top quartile in all areas, indicating the importance of ongoing staff professional learning for teachers, underpinned by the ability to learn from each other and regularly observe implementation strategies associated with the learning framework.

Other Information


Education Support - Instrumental Music and Rock Band Instructor

Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Tim McMahon | 03 4241 8000

Education Support - Instrumental Music and Rock Band Instructor