Graduate Teacher - English (GTRI 048)

Job posted: 14/03/2023
Applications close: 27/03/2023 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336349

Reference: 1336349

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

Other Information

Please ensure that your application (via Recruitment Online) includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience, including detailed employment history, as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home and VIT number)
  • a response addressing each of the selection criteria (recommended 1 page per criteria)
  • Names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of at least three referees who are able to attest to the claims made in your application/selection criteria.

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

Applicants wishing further information about the college or this position, are encouraged to contact the Principal, Mr Simon Haber, prior to the closing date of applications. Please contact the Principal via email tarneit.sc@education.vic.gov.au 

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


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.

Location Profile

Tarneit Senior College – Integrity, Innovation & Focus

In readiness for 2023, the college is creating a number of new teaching vacancies across a range of subject areas within the college to cater for our increasing student population.

About Our School

Tarneit Senior College is located in a developing area of Wyndham,

  • Approximately 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.
  • Close proximity to Tarneit Station which has exceptional local PTV services or short walk/cycle to the school.
  • Comprehensive curriculum, pathways and transition programs enable the College to cater for the academic and vocational needs of students.
  • The college offers an extensive and rich VCE program that caters for student preference, and a well-established Applied Learning program.
  • There is an emphasis on the social, emotional, cultural and academic needs of our students in order to develop their full potential.
  • We are a growth school, providing employment security and enhanced opportunities for professional growth
  • The college is experiencing a period of sustained growth for both the suburb and school over the next 5 to 10 years. In 2022 we have approximately 980 students enrolled. In 2023 the expected enrolment will increase to beyond 1150 students with a long term enrolment projection of up to 1500 students.
  • The college has students from diverse backgrounds and over 60 nationalities.
  • In 2022 the College staffing profile consists of a College Principal, 3 Assistant Principals, 9.6 Leading Teachers, 5 Learning Specialists, 64.2 EFT Teachers, Business Manager, including 29.82 EFT Education Support Staff. Staff work together in collegiate teams to co-design and support learning for our students.

About the Role

  • This is a unique opportunity for you to work in a specialised senior environment catering for a large number of VCE/VM/VPC & VET studies, whilst also having the capacity to embed your understanding, implementation and delivery of the Victorian Curriculum through Year 10.
  • You will be empowered by education support staff, teachers and leaders in a highly collaborative workplace, with opportunities for professional development, career advancement
  • You will guide young people as they prepare for life beyond senior secondary education
  • Our thorough induction process ensures you will be set up for success with a mentor to provide support throughout the year with curriculum, assessment, reporting & College processes and act as a first point of contact for any questions or concerns.
  • Graduate teachers are fully supported through the VIT registration process by their mentor and our team of Learning Specialists.

About you

  • You are a teacher or educational leader with a passion for teaching to the highest level,
  • You inspire intellectually stimulating, creative and inclusive learning environments that maximise outcomes for all students. 
  • You have a background in teaching (either experienced or as a Graduate) in your specialised teaching methods and are looking for an opportunity to build your expertise as a teacher in a school that specialises in VCE/VM/VPC & VET

Tarneit Senior College is seeking qualified teachers to start in 2023. Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold VIT.

The College encourage applications from teachers at all levels of experience from Graduates through to highly accomplished.

Program Benefits

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.

Graduate Teacher - English (GTRI 048)

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Simon Haber | 03 9749 0246

Graduate Teacher - English (GTRI 048)