Graduate Teacher Program

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1287590

Reference: 1287590

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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. 

PLEASE save your application letter, resume and answers to the key selection criteria as one document and upload as a pdf.  Thank you.


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

  • 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.
  • 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

Edithvale Primary School was established in 1913; and is situated in a unique area between Port Phillip Bay and the Edithvale Wetlands, 26 kms south of Melbourne. Environmentally aware, and with an academic focus, Edithvale Primary School boasts committed, experienced teachers; friendly, hard-working students and a supportive parent community.

We provide a safe and secure learning environment, encouraging children to take risks and to engage in a diverse curriculum provided by a team of teachers committed to high quality instruction. We provide a supportive, engaging, active and enjoyable environment that encourages all students and staff to achieve their personal best. Our committed staff and dedicated parent community strive to provide a learning environment that encourages and fosters creative thinking and curiosity. We encourage each of our students to recognise their unique significance to our school community and support and guide them as they explore their interests and abilities.

Kind, Determined & Respectful are core values that are the cornerstones of our strong culture of learning and development.

High expectations are held for every student at Edithvale Primary School and students are encouraged to become critical thinkers and problem solvers. Members of our staff regularly assess and reflect upon their own work practices, through a formal Peer Observation program, in order to provide our students with opportunities to achieve success. A structured wellbeing program is provided across all levels of the school and is supported by our commitment to Restorative Practices. We actively educate students and practice the keys to developing resilience - Gratitude, Mindfulness and Empathy through our wellbeing program. Our school prides itself on identifying and supporting the leadership potential of our students and they are encouraged to participate in a range of additional extra curricula activities that the school provides in sport, the arts and caring for the environment.

The school fosters close links with parents and the broader community and recognises the importance of the partnership between schools and parents to support student learning, engagement & wellbeing. We see ourselves as partners in the creation of healthy learning environments and excellent educational and wellbeing outcomes. We are further supported by our parents through their enthusiastic participation on School Council, and as classroom helpers.

The percent endorsement by parents on their school satisfaction level, as reported in annual Parent Opinion Surveys & School Staff Surveys show an overall School Climate of between 85% & 90% - which was higher than the State Median. This suggests positive staff wellbeing. 

Our review and a rigorous interrogation of our systems, processes and data helped to forge our next Strategic Plan and we are well on the way to achieving the targets set out within this plan. The focus areas for improvement in student achievement include Mathematics and Writing and empowering students through having greater agency in their learning will be a key to further academic growth. The successful engagement of students in their learning is of vital importance and to assist us in this endeavor we will be enhancing our fleet of equipment in ICT. The leasing of new computers as well as the purchase of additional iPads helps to cater for the needs of students across all levels of the school.

Our fabulous workforce comprises 2 Principal Class, 30 Teachers [including part timers] and 18 Education Support Staff – [of which, 13 are Integration Aides].

Our 2022 enrolment increased to 478 including several students enrolled as part of the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD). In 2022, students are in 21 classes and they attended three specialist classes each week: French, Art and Physical Education.

The 2022 SFOE (Students’ Family Occupation and Education) index is 0.2512.

Graduate Teacher Program

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided


James Whitla - Principal | 03 9772 1393

Graduate Teacher Program