Fixed Term Leave 03/06 - 28/06 - Classroom Teacher 0.8 - Music (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 14/05/2024
Applications close: 27/05/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 03/06/2024 - 28/06/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1415381

Reference: 1415381

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western 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 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).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@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:

 Child Safe Standards: Policy | education.vic.gov.au

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DE’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DE’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 DE 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

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.

Location Profile

Much like the town of Williamstown itself, Williamstown High School is steeped in a rich history. The Yalukit-willam clan of the Kulin nation were the first people to live where our two campuses are situated, and they called it "koort-boork-boork", meaning "She-oak, She-oak, many” - a reference to the abundance of She-oak trees across the Hobson’s Bay municipality. Today, the school maintains a focus on the environment with the Bayview Middle Years (7-9) Campus being located on the Port Phillip Bay waterfront, and featuring award-winning and environmentally sustainable building designs. The adjacent Jawbone Marine Sanctuary has also enabled the creation of an engaging and environmentally focused curriculum for students, that reflects the unique surroundings, and is complemented by our Marine Science program. The Pasco Later Years (10-12) Campus comprises a unique variety of architectural styles. Our oldest school building dates from 1867, and the most recent addition, our Centenary Theatre, opened in April 2017, contributing to a visually interesting and mature learning environment to meet the needs of our students as they move towards VCE studies.


A Williamstown High School education supports students to “Be Respectful, Be a Learner and Be Safe” - a message we have carefully crafted as a lead school in School Wide Positive Behaviours Support (SWPBS), and which is immediately visible throughout the school environment and enthusiastically supported by our 125 teachers and 30 ES Staff.

We create a dynamic learning culture that promotes integrity, innovation and the individual, and that values:

  • excellence and creativity in our achievements and ambitions
  • integrity and honesty in our actions and relationships
  • diversity in our curriculum, in each other and in our community
  • strong and open communication between our school and our homes, and between our teachers, our students and our families
  • a commitment to social justice and a passion to protect and improve our environment and our community


Williamstown High School opened as a government high school in 1915 on the Pasco Street site of the original Williamstown Borough Grammar School. The school colours - red, yellow and black - were adopted from the flag of Belgium to draw inspiration from the spirit and resilience shown by the Belgians in World War One, and the anchor in the logo was used to honour the nearby Naval Depot. The school’s maritime association continued when our motto ‘Hold Fast’ - a sailing cry encouraging commitment, determination, loyalty, strength and courage, won out over “Don’t Drift”. Today, the school caters for more than 1480 students from years 7 to 12 on two campuses that are a ten-minute walk apart. The Bayview Street Middle Years Campus is built on the site of the former Point Gellibrand Girls’ Secondary College which it merged with in 2000. The Pasco Street Later Years Campus is housed in several heritage buildings, including the original 1867 Williamstown Borough Grammar School block. Centenary celebrations and strong community support has delivered a state-of-the-art 300 seat theatre to the campus, completing Stage One of the Performing Arts Centre of Excellence facilities.


In addition to co-educational home groups, the school offers a Select Entry Accelerated Learning program, an International Students’ program and a dynamic and growing STEM/STEAM culture where our students engage in Robotics and other technologies that are fast-becoming essential areas of need and development as the twenty-first century progresses. We also offer an Accelerated Sports program which includes triathlon, netball, soccer, basketball, cricket and lacrosse. Our excellent Music Program includes multiple Concert/Stage Bands and Guitar/Vocal Ensembles, in addition to Classroom and VET Music Programs. Our ensembles perform regularly, including at Generations in Jazz, the Victorian State Band Championships and numerous other local and interstate events. Our very special and iconic ‘Warchild’ concert also showcases the incredible talents of our young people and staff working together at this annual event.

While Williamstown High School is proud to perform strongly in NAPLAN, VCE Study Scores and ATAR results, we are most proud when we can help our diverse community of students grow, and that means from whatever position they are starting from. Our Literacy and Numeracy initiatives, community connections, care for our students’ wellbeing and the wellbeing of their learning, and attention to the pathways they will embark upon after moving on from us, means our focus on students’ growth and opportunities is targeted and ongoing, so that they can become their best selves. We encourage you to apply to join our special community, where we will warmly welcome you to contribute to the education and success of our young people.

For more information, please visit the school website at: http://www.willihigh.vic.edu.au/ 

Fixed Term Leave 03/06 - 28/06 - Classroom Teacher 0.8 - Music (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 03/06/2024 - 28/06/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Gino Catalano | 03 9397 1899

Fixed Term Leave 03/06 - 28/06 - Classroom Teacher 0.8 - Music (Classroom Teacher)