Job posted: 09/07/2024
Applications close: 22/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 12/08/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1423951

Reference: 1423951

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Location Profile

Edgars Creek Secondary College is situated in the growth corridor of Wollert, in the geographical area of Whittlesea in Melbourne. Being in a growth corridor, our student population is growing and currently  comprises of approximately 1308 students.  Our college consists of 130 staff, including Principal class, Education Support Staff, Leading Teachers, Learning Specialists, and Classroom teachers. Our college is purpose built and enjoys modern, future ready facilities, including well maintained learning community classrooms, Food Technology, robotics, and coding labs. Maker spaces and Performance spaces provide the school the opportunity to offer a breadth of opportunities in these curriculum areas. The facilities also include a multi court gym as well as a Soccer oval and a community partnership-maintained AFL oval.

Edgars Creek Secondary College is a school that provides all young people with the opportunities to be passionate about learning, innovative and creative with their learning while developing a strong sense of community engagement and global responsibility. The College aims to prepare students for future pathways as well as expanding students thinking to see the possibilities for innovation and globalisations while inspiring them to create their own unique opportunities for the future, be it through further education, training, or business enterprises. The College aims to equip all young people with the skills and capabilities they need for economic, social, and cultural success in the modern world. At Edgars Creek Secondary College, the personalized learning needs of all young people is realised via a highly differentiated curriculum. This is supported using evolving technologies, collaborative and problem-based learning combined with a strong focus on core literacy and numeracy skills. Teams of educators and industry stakeholders work together to design, plan, and teach a comprehensive curriculum and to provide rich learning environment and culture for all students. The curriculum programs are supported by contemporary resources and the latest research on teaching and learning. Students build their skills, self-confidence, leadership abilities and community spirit through a rigorous, but rich and varied curricular and co-curricular program. At Edgars Creek Secondary College there is a high expectation that our students will have a strong commitment, not only to their specialist areas of interest but also to their academic studies. We recognise that in the pursuit of excellence, each student is entitled to equal opportunity, a positive learning environment and on-going support to enable them to realise their fullest potential ¿ intellectual, personal, physical, creative, social, and vocational. The College is proud of helping all students achieve maximum learning growth. Since the foundation year, the College has made a commitment to building the literacy and numeracy skills of all students. Student Wellbeing and Inclusion is at the heart of our work, all students in years 7 and 8 participate in a weekly Resilience Project program. The House activity program is strong at our school, so too are opportunities for our students to engage in co-curricular programs such as Visual and Performing Arts, lunch time clubs, VicSRC and associated local area network opportunities.

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

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

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).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@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:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:


Other Information

The start date may be changed with negotiation between the principal and successful applicant. 

People who have professional expertise in the area but do not have current provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching may apply. Preference will be given to applicants with teacher training. Applicants who are not eligible for provisional or full registration will be required to obtain permission to teach from the Victorian Institute of Teaching prior to commencing employment.

For more information please visit: https://www.edgarscreeksc.vic.edu.au/recruitment/ 

Applications should include: 

1. A cover sheet providing the name of the applicant, record number (where appropriate), home address and telephone where you can be contacted, the position you are applying for and the vacancy number of the position.

2. Specific Key Selection Criteria response.

3. A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.

4. The names, email addresses and contact details of three referees who can provide information regarding the application.

Link to Edgars Creek Secondary College Child Safe Code of Conduct  https://www.edgarscreeksc.vic.edu.au/child-safe-standards/


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.


Job type:

Full time / From 12/08/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Adam Smith | 03 9134 8200