Graduate Teacher

Job posted: 23/11/2022
Applications close: 06/12/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1318024

Reference: 1318024

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1   Interest in Special Education and an understanding of Intellectual Disability and the implications for teaching and learning.

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

SC3    Ability to monitor and assess student learning. This includes using data to inform teaching practice and provide feedback on student learning.

SC4    Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5    Ability to reflect upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

SC6   Ability to work collaboratively as a productive team member and to actively support wider school initiatives.



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

Other Information

Teachers who do not have an approved special education qualification, but do have a current provisional or full registration from Victorian Institute of Teaching, may apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have an approved special education qualification.


When the vacancy is advertised as an ongoing position and an external applicant does not have an approved special education qualification is selected, that person can only be offered fixed term employment for a period not exceeding five years.


The opportunity to translate to ongoing will occur after 3 years employment in special education settings.

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


Leadership is committed to building the capacity of all staff in a welcoming, collaborative and nurturing setting. Wayi School is so excited to be recruiting for amazing staff.  We are looking forward to building an energic, fun and positive culture. Being a founding staff at Wayi school allows you to support building a teacher and student well-being focused environment. The brand-new facilities will empower teachers to create an engaging, and hands-on teaching and learning program.

Wayi School is a new Government P-12 specialist school in Craigieburn providing educational programs for students with disability and high needs who have mild to profound intellectual disability.


Wayi School is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, staff and members of our community. Our school recognises the importance of the partnership between our school, and parents and carers to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to and a responsibility for, creating an inclusive and safe school environment for our students.


'Wayi' is a Woi-wurrung word of the Wurundjeri people meaning ‘us’ - which represents the vision for our school perfectly.

We plan to work together, in partnership, supporting our students as a team. We know that our students will benefit from the efforts, expertise, and commitment from all of 'US' - including family, educators, and community.

The Wayi School vision is to empower and inspire every member of our learning community. We are committed to creating innovative learning environments that nurture and develop all students through an ability and strength-based approach.


Through collaborative partnerships we provide learning that is individualised and holistic to ensure our students become valued and contributing members of their community.


We believe in empowering our staff to work autonomously in a collaborative and supportive team environment that encourages personal growth and development.


Wayi School’s core values include Voice, Choice and Independence.


Voice – We believe communication underpins all areas of learning and life, and everybody has the capacity and the right to communicate.


Choice – We promote agency, enabling everyone to make choices and decisions that influence events and their world.


Independence – We strive to prepare all students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens ready to meet the challenges of the future.


Teaching & Learning

Wayi School is committed to developing learner independence, by purposefully using the students’ skills and interests to promote the creation of new skills. We identify the abilities that are unique to individual students and employ a team approach that focuses on the development of skills and practices that promote lifelong learning, independence, communication and agency. Teachers, Allied Health and Education Support staff work collaboratively with the students and their parents/carers to develop Individual Education Program (IEP) goals for each student, that are meaningful and relevant for that student. ICT is used extensively to provide rich educational experiences and enhance independence. 


Student Wellbeing

Wayi School has developed a range of strategies to promote engagement, an inclusive and safe environment, positive behaviour, and respectful relationships for all students in our school. We recognise the importance of student friendships and peer support in helping children and students feel safe and less isolated. We acknowledge that some students may need extra social, emotional or educational support at school, and that the needs of students will change over time as they grow and learn.  SW-PBS and Trauma Informed Practice are foundations initiatives at Wayi School.


Professional Development

Successful applicants may be required to work throughout the school, from Foundation to Senior Secondary; however, the professional preferences, experience, skills and aspirations of individual teachers will be considered and attempted to meet.

Wayi School is committed to enhancing the skills and developing the capacity of all teachers professional learning opportunities (external and internal), coaching, mentoring, and being actively involved in Professional Learning Communities.

All staff have the opportunity to engage in a comprehensive induction program which clearly outlines the Wayi School vision, expectations and pedagogical approaches. 

Graduate Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Leanne Sinnadurai | 0406 378 515

Graduate Teacher