English / Maths

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 27/01/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289532

Reference: 1289532

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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

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


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

Our maxim "Together We Grow" reflects the collaborative approach to learning that is central to Elwood College. A co-educational secondary college situated in the heart of the leafy, seaside suburb of Elwood, Elwood College strives for academic excellence, to be a place where all students are empowered to learn and achieve. The student enrolment is currently 803 but can increase to 900 depending on international student enrolments. We focus on high quality teaching practice and the best conditions for learning to equip students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions for lifelong learning and shaping the world around them. We are passionately a government school and are proud to be the school of choice in the local area.

Our values are Respect, Integrity, Care and Compassion. Our mission is to foster in students a love of learning; to build their resilience; to enable them to approach the future with optimism; and to provide students with the skills and attitudes that will enable them to be productive and responsible global citizens.

Elwood College encourages students to pursue excellence in a culturally diverse learning environment through the development of positive, respectful and cooperative relationships. We have a high expectation that students will continue onto tertiary studies with enthusiasm and confidence. We focus on developing 'future-ready' students, equipped for life beyond school in a challenging local and global environment. Independent, inquisitive learning, and global perspectives are incorporated throughout the curriculum.

A strong and motivated Student Representative Council ensures that student voice is heard. In addition to being an active subcommittee of school council the SRC hosts a number of events each year, including a wonderful Student Talent Show.

Curriculum is designed to allow all students to participate in a wide range of purposeful learning experiences. Its structure ensures that students can build on their achievements and plan for the development of specialised skills in later years.

With the recent completion of much of our ongoing building and grounds redevelopment program, students and staff learn and teach in a sophisticated, technologically well-equipped environment to meet the 21st century educational needs of teachers and students.

We value collaboration and partnership with our families as well as with a range of community, educational, industry and government organisations both in Victoria and overseas. We encourage and support parents and families to be engaged in student curriculum activities, our school culture and environment.

Elwood College has developed a sophisticated transition process, Second Storey, with our feeder primary schools, and we are working on building stronger relationships between primary, secondary and tertiary education settings to provide students with a continuum of learning and a strong sense of community.

Global citizenship is fostered through real world contexts for learning. Our diverse student population, International Student Program and Sister City relations provide opportunities for open and sustained global communication and interactions.

The Student Family Occupation Education (SFOE) index was 0.1947 in 2022. The staffing profile of Elwood College includes a Principal and two Assistant Principals, 72 teachers and 17.5 full time equivalent Education Support (ES) staff.

English / Maths

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 27/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Nicholas England | 03 9531 9566

English / Maths