Graduate Teacher Program

Job posted: 24/11/2022
Applications close: 07/12/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Melton

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 24/01/2025

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1318043

Reference: 1318043

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Melton

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 includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

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.

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.

Location Profile



School:                               COBURN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address:                             Richard Road, Melton South 
Telephone:                         (03) 9971 2900
Email Address:                  coburn.ps@education.vic.gov.au
Contact Person:                Mrs Helen Weston
School Hours:                    8:50am to 3:15pm 
School profile:                   Learn to Live 

Coburn Primary School is situated in Melton South and is set in a picturesque and garden environment bordering the Blackwood Reserve with a student population of 648 students. Our school values are Together we are respectful, Together we are cooperative, Together we are responsible and Together we strive for excellence.  We work hard to ensure all students develop both academically and socially/emotionally. 

Ours schools mission statement is It is the mission of Coburn Primary School to collectively build, educate and empower a community of life-long learners”.

The school is structured in single year levels, 5 Prep Classes, 5 Year 1, 5 Year 2, 4 Year 3, 4 Year 4, 4 Year 5, 4 Year 6, a total of 31 classes. The school is exceptionally well resourced with outstanding grounds, facilities including school owned one to one iPads in all learning environments. The school buildings makeup compromises of two main buildings, a number of well-maintained portables, a Gymnasium that is fitted out with large fans and digital screens, a French and Performing Arts hub, one wet and one dry Art room, an open plan learning area, and a wellbeing space known as the World of Wonder. The school also has an onsite canteen that is run by an external organisation, providing morning tea and lunch orders every day. We run a breakfast program three days per week which is managed by our Education Support staff. At Coburn Primary School we provide a stimulating learning environment and can proudly say that the work embedded through this strategic plan has ensured that our school is safe and orderly. Our Leading Teacher/MHiPS Coordinator leads the Wellbeing work of our strategic plan, working closely with teachers, students and parents to ensure the best care plans for our students are in place.

Students are provided the highest quality academic program driven by data and the latest initiatives in education are implemented across the school.  We offer a broad, innovative and differentiated curriculum that promotes independent learning for all. At Coburn Primary School, we believe that all students have the right to learn in a safe and friendly environment that meets their academic and social needs. We ensure that there is a continuous and robust curriculum across the school to meet the needs of students in each year level and area. All members of staff at Coburn Primary School actively work to develop their professional capacity to provide the best possible education for our students. As a result of intensive professional learning, we have developed a consistent and coherent whole-school approach to the teaching of literacy and numeracy.  Our three instructional coaches work with staff understanding the cohort and class data, which lead the work as part of the PLT meetings.

The school offers specialists programs including Visual Art, Performing Arts, Health & Physical Education, and French. We pride ourselves on being a well organised and managed school that is strategic in its thinking, planning and implementation of curriculum programs.

Our enrolment comprises of students from a range of cultural backgrounds reflecting the changes within the Melton South community.

Graduate Teacher Program

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 24/01/2025

Job classification:

Not provided


Helen Weston | 9971 2900

Graduate Teacher Program