Graduate English (Graduate Teacher Program)

Job posted: 29/08/2023
Applications close: 01/10/2023 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 29/01/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1363863

Reference: 1363863

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria - Graduates

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the capacity to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated capacity to respond to student learning needs.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth. 

SC3    Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.    

SC5    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated capacity to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching. 

Program Benefits - Graduates

This position attracts an incentive payment of $5,650 (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment.

Role - Graduates

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.

Responsibilities - Graduates

Core responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or courses of study
  • Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a year level
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas
  • Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes
  • Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress
  • Implementing effective student management consistent with the school charter.
  • Working with a mentor to participate in professional development planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional portfolio

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs
  • Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs

Who May Apply - Graduates

To be eligible to apply for a position advertised through the Teacher Graduate Recruitment program, a teacher must: 

  • have completed their course requirements and graduated in the last 4 years, and
  • not be employed as a teacher by the department at the time the advertised position is to commence

Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

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.

Eligibility for incentive payments:

  • The successful candidate must be a new employee to this school
  • The successful candidate is committing to a minimum of 1 year employment at this school
  • The successful candidate will not be a Graduate Teacher Incentive recipient from a previous vacancy
  • The successful candidate must not be employed as a teacher by the Department at the time the advertised position is to commence

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

Location Profile


Roxburgh College is known for its strong commitment to holistic education of all students. We know good schools and good teaching help overcome any disadvantage. Our work is centered on inclusive partnership of students, staff, parents/carers and key community agents, working together to meet the needs of our young people, always thinking of ways to ignite their active participation in the local and broader communities. Our moral purpose is to educate all students offering them challenge and satisfaction to equip each with attitudes, skills and knowledge so that they become valued contributors in an ever-changing world.

Our pedagogical model is based on a gradual release approach to learning, highlighting the role of the teacher in provide mentor text, embracing the notion of collaborative learning where students support each other, and a final stage where student demonstrate their learning independently. 

We welcome all students into our Family, fostering care and attention to:  Respecting self and one and other; learning from each other; and achieving our best. We foster a culture that celebrates student’s individuality and connections, nurturing a sense of belonging and inspiring the pursuit of their potential paying careful attention to our students’ character strengths and encouraging critical thinking, self-reflection, self-discipline and motivation, empathetic and socially competency.


Roxburgh College is a large school in the North of Melbourne, located in Roxburgh Park. We have approximately 1100 students within our main school campus, with the Gateway Campus catering for 50 students. Our students come from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds and we embrace the diversity. We have approximately 110 teaching staff, along with 50 support staff which includes Multicultural Ethnic Aids, PSD support staff and Technology Support staff.

Roxburgh College Organization

Roxburgh College is organized into 2 ‘mini’ school, the Middle School (7-9) and the Senior School (10-12). Each mini school is overseen by one assistant principal and 3 leading teachers. This structure is designed to support both staff and students, to ensure that Teaching and Learning are the main priority of each day.

Pathways – VCE/VCE-VM/VPC/HeadStart

Roxburgh College prides its self of providing pathways for students in years 10 to 12. Over the past 5 years we have ensured that 98% of students have a pathway post year 12.

Roxburgh College is the lead school in the HeadStart Program. This program allows students in Years 10 to 12 to start an apprenticeship while continuing to complete their high school education. 

Roxburgh College understands that a diverse range of subjects offers students the opportunity to pursue different pathways. In the senior school, students may undertake the VCE, the VCE-VM or the VPC allowing students to choose subjects that are relevant to their learning and pathway needs.


The college is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with many Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs on its scope of registration. We currently offer 13 VET subjects onsite, ranging from Lab Skills, Automotive, Sport and Recreation to Hospitality. Strong relationships with other training providers in the local area and our Trade Skills Centre provides our students with access to excellent vocational training facilities and opportunities.

Berry Street Education Model and Positive Climate (SWPBS) at Roxburgh College

Roxburgh College has been working with Berry Street for 5 years to implement their education models across the college. As part of our Connect Program we aim to teach our students to develop in the following areas, Body, Relationship, Engagement, Stamina and Character. This is also woven into our Positive Climate at Roxburgh College where effort and attitude are rewarded to create positive interactions between students and teachers.


Roxburgh College has outstanding facilities that are used at all levels of the school to ensure that our students can learn in positive and uplifting settings. Our facilities include:

  • 200 Seat Auditorium
  • Trade Skills Centre comprising of Furnishing, Engineering, Integrated Technologies, and  Automotive teaching spaces
  • Dance Studio
  • Refurbished Library and Reading Room
  • Two Commercial Kitchens catering for VET Hospitality
  • Two indoor basketball courts and two undercover basketball courts
  • Two soccer courts
  • Football oval


Graduate English (Graduate Teacher Program)

Job type:

Full time / From 29/01/2024

Job classification:

Graduate Teacher Program


Fernando Ianni | 03 9930 8100

Graduate English (Graduate Teacher Program)