Graduate Teacher - Maths/Science (GTRI 115)

Job posted: 15/03/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong | Surf Coast

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336681

Reference: 1336681

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong | Surf Coast

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 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 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.

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

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.


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

Lorne P-12 College is located in the seaside town of Lorne on Victoria’s stunning Surf Coast. The College has long and important history stretching back to its founding year of 1879.

The school is located in the traditional lands of the Gadubanud, or ‘King Parrot’ people, who occupied the coastline, rainforest, estuaries, grassland and wetlands of The Otway’s for many thousands of years.

Our school provides primary and secondary education to young people from local communities including Lorne, Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Wye River, Kennett River, Deans Marsh, Bambra and surrounds.

Lorne P-12 College offers students the opportunity to engage in contemporary, high quality learning programs from Prep to Year 12 in a unique coastal environment. Our young people are part of a caring, supportive learning community where individuality is fostered and celebrated. We aim to maximise student learning growth and equip our young people to be positive members of the community.

The teaching team at Lorne P-12 College value shared ownership of student learning. We maintain strong community connections and family engagement in all activities. We value student voice and provide opportunities for our young people to have input into the development of curriculum, community programs and school policies.

Student wellbeing is supported by a ‘School Wide Positive Behavior Support Program’, focusing on creating a safe and respectful learning community. Through a commitment to restorative practices, we maintain an environment built on trust, respect and positive relationships.

Academic studies are the cornerstone of a curriculum broad in scope and deep in focus. Our students enjoy a diverse range of core subjects that are adapted to suit different learning styles. From Year 9, students begin to explore electives that will offer insight into potential pathways for senior schooling and beyond.

The College has a history of strong VCE results leading to diverse tertiary pathways. We offer an extensive selection of Year 11 and 12 subjects, and our students typically enjoy smaller class sizes with focused attention from their teachers.

Senior students seeking hands-on studies have access to VCAL, VET and school-based apprenticeships that support transition into the workforce and TAFE training sector. We have a close network of local businesses keen to create opportunities for our senior students. The college has been recognised with eight VCAL awards in the past nine years.

The Lorne P-12 College campus is ideally located in a stunning natural environment, and we encourage our young people to appreciate the coast, the Otway Forest and our local flora and fauna. Our facilities range from heritage listed buildings, right through to contemporary architecturally designed spaces that support an ICT rich environment.

Graduate Teacher - Maths/Science (GTRI 115)

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Carly Stafford | 03 5289 1585

Graduate Teacher - Maths/Science (GTRI 115)