Food Studies Classroom Teacher - Ongoing (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 28/05/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1415832

Reference: 1415832

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 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

DE 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


Thank you for your interest. 

Tarneit Senior College is experiencing significant growth and are therefore seeking expressions of interests from teachers of a variety of subject methods to cater for additional subject offerings across the full curriculum at years 10-12.

Both Graduates and experienced teachers are encouraged to apply.

If you would like any further information about the position, please contact Shane Cole-Hayhow via email Shane.cole-hayhow@education.vic.gov.au

Information about the college and college policies is available on our website at www.tarneitsc.vic.edu.au.

If you would like to apply for this position, please include in your application:

  1. Covering letter
  2. Detailed CV including details of teaching employment or placement details for Graduates
  3. VIT Registration no.
  4. List of your qualifications
  5. List of the subjects you can teach at Years 10-12
  6. A brief response to the key selection criteria.

Please also provide the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of three business referees ¿ please note for those currently employed one should be a Principal.


Shane Cole-Hayhow


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.

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

Tarneit Senior College  `Integrity, Innovation & Focus'

Tarneit Senior College is located in a developing area of Wyndham, approximately 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. We are located next to one of our main feeder schools - Tarneit P-9 College while also accepting enrolments from a number of other primary and P-9 schools including Baden Powell College and Truganina P-9 College. Significant enrolment also comes from new families moving into Tarneit with Wyndham being one of the top growth corridors in Australia. The school is situated near a number of areas of significant urban development which will see continued enrolments over the next 5 ¿ 10 years of families moving into the area. The college is experiencing a period of sustained growth for both the suburb and school over the next 5 to 10 years. In 2024 we have approximately 1050 students enrolled, and the projected enrolments is for the school to stabilise around this number in the next few years.

As a Senior College catering for Years 10, 11 & 12 we are able to offer comprehensive curriculum, pathways, and transition programs to cater for the academic and vocational needs of students. The college offers a wide range of VCE and VET programs including Vocational Major and Victorian Pathways Certificate. There is emphasis on the social, emotional, cultural, and academic needs of our students in order to develop their full potential. Through a caring and safe `House¿ structure; individual students are encouraged to think, reflect, and develop into successful learners so that they can take their place in society as informed, responsible, and active members of the community of Tarneit and beyond.

Tarneit Senior College is defined by:

·         A well-balanced curriculum program that utilises purposeful and explicit teaching aimed at empowering students to be active learners, striving for personal excellence and ongoing growth and development.

·         Challenging, innovative and creative approaches in learning and teaching practices that embrace a full range of post-compulsory pathways for Years 10 to 12 students.

·         The participation of staff in professional learning communities focussed on subject expertise and high-level understanding of students.

·         Shared educational responsibility between parents, staff, and students.

·         Effective channels of communication that promote trust, positive interactions, and strong links with the wider community.

Our teaching & learning focus includes an emphasis on developing engaging learners using a range of research-based teaching and learning pedagogies and a collaborative approach to developing our staff.

We have a continual focus on improving Yr12 ATAR results. This approach focusses upon improving teaching & learning delivery and the use of data to understand then improve our work.

The college prides itself on its multi-culturalism, inclusion and diversity. The College has students from diverse backgrounds and over 60 nationalities which are celebrated throughout its facilities and its many co-curricular activities.

In 2024 the College staffing profile consists of a College Principal, 4 Assistant Principals, 7 Leading Teachers, 6 Learning Specialists, 74 EFT Teaching Staff, Business Manager, and 32 EFT Education Support Staff.

For 2024 the College has prioritised the wellbeing of our staff. We had put in a range of supports to ensure that Teaching staff are supported in their everyday work. These include:

  •            Staff hours of 8.30am  3.30pm for 4 days a week.
  •            Every Wednesday an early student finish at 1.50pm to facilitate Professional Learning and Collaborative time for all staff.
  •            Every Wednesday has a Professional Learning focus with PLCs or Domain collaboration meetings.
Food Studies Classroom Teacher - Ongoing (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 03/06/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Shane Cole-Hayhow | 03 9749 0246

Food Studies Classroom Teacher - Ongoing (Classroom Teacher)