Graduate Teacher

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Lakes Entrance

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1288164

Reference: 1288164

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Lakes Entrance

Selection Criteria

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. 


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.


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

For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the commencement of the advertised vacancy.  Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

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

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.

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

School Vision:

All Children Can and Will Achieve


Lakes Entrance Primary School community values:

                        * Mutual Respect - Always treat others as you would like to be treated

                        * Persistence - Keep on trying and never give up

                        * Success - Always strive to achieve our goals

                        * Belonging - We value and accept each other


Lakes Entrance Primary School has a current student population of 256 and services the coastal township of Lakes Entrance in East Gippsland. It is the only state primary school in the town with five other smaller government primary schools within 20kms. The local Secondary College is within walking distance.

Lakes Entrance is where Australia's largest inland network of waterways, the Gippsland Lakes, meets the Southern Ocean. Living, working and being educated in the beautiful seaside township, snuggled between the mountains and the edge of the Ninety Mile Beach provides inspiration, serenity and a community where strong relationships are forged.

The outlook is picturesque, the climate is "Mediterranean" and the opportunities are without bound.

The town is 320kms east of Melbourne, with Bairnsdale the major "city" thirty minutes to the west.

The school community is diverse and inclusive, acceptance of difference underpins the school community values.

School Facilities:

Modern buildings provide open, spacious and well-resourced learning areas. Each classroom is equipped with new furniture, computers and interactive whiteboards. There is an Art room, STEM, Music room and Cooking room. There is also a large library which houses extensive teaching and learning resources and a large undercover area which provides outdoor shelter and shade. Well maintained large, grassy school grounds provide an attractive setting.

School Programs:

Underlying all school programs is the aim to provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment to meet the needs of all students. The last strategic plan focussed on developing the capacity of all teachers to improve their impact on student learning. Utilising the Highly Reliable Literacy Strategies, Numeracy strategies, developing a more robust Performance and Development Culture, developing our Educational Leadership, adapting Whole School Approaches and creating an orderly learning and social environment for our students were the foci.

The teaching in classroom is underpinned by a strong focus on Effective Teaching and embedding the Highly Reliable Literacy Strategies into our classroom teaching and learning.

Specialist programs are offered in STEM, The Visual Arts, Physical Education, Outdoor Education Program and a Garden and Cooking program. ICT skills are enhanced via use of classroom computers, Interactive Whiteboards and iPads.

Evidence of our commitment to outdoor education can be seen through the highly valued sequential camping program beginning with a grade 2 sleepover, and leading to Environmental camps, High Country experiences, urban camps to Melbourne, and the Corringle experience which involves yachting, canoeing and water sports. Our classroom teaching and learning program is supported by a strong outdoor program based around traditional school sports and water sports. As the school as located in the centre of town, there is ready access to many local sporting facilities including an indoor swimming pool, football, soccer, cricket, netball, basketball, sailing and surf lifesaving. Students participate in special sporting activities throughout the year through School Sports Program.

Community Engagement: 

Our school considers education as a partnership. Student participation in the wider school community is fostered, encouraged, recognised and rewarded in our civic citizenship award ceremonies and through Junior Rotary Community awards.

Student leadership is actively promoted in the school with the "official" student leaders self-nominating and undergoing an extensive process. The school welcomes parent and community participation in all aspects of school operations.


Other Information

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 VIT prior to commencing employment.

Graduate Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Simon Prior | 035/155-1812

Graduate Teacher