Graduate Teacher Program

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Wonthaggi

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 31/12/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336972

Reference: 1336972

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Wonthaggi

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

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.

Location Profile


San Remo Primary School was first opened on March 26th, 1874. It is situated in the San Remo township, at the eastern entrance of Westernport Bay, approximately 135 kilometres from central Melbourne.  It has a long tradition of serving the local communities of San Remo and Phillip Island. The school was moved to its existing site in 1948.

Students attending San Remo Primary School come from varied family backgrounds.  Historically, families in the area have come from fishing and farming background however in more recent years the area has become a desirable place to live for people from a broader variety of backgrounds.  Some family members commute to Melbourne for work, other families are either self employed or employed in a range of businesses in the area.  The school attracts students from the township of San Remo to Bass on the mainland and from Phillip Island.

There are no buses used at the school which means that most parents drop off and pick up children from school each day, creating the opportunity for social interaction and strong parent involvement. 

Our facilities, whilst older than other schools in the area, are well maintained, neat and meet the needs of our community.  We are extremely well resourced with interactive televisions in every classroom, computers in each classroom as well as notebooks for the children to use.  Our grounds are well maintained with native and bird attracting plants a feature. 

We are fortunate to share the San Remo Recreation Centre that is adjacent to our school and have daily use of this facility.  Assemblies, Physical Education classes, special theme days, performing and visual arts program all utilise this venue.  Whilst we cater to all curriculum areas, including specialist subjects of Japanese, Physical Education, Art, Music and MARC Van, we also offer extra curricula activities such as grades 3-6 sport, bike education, swimming, a camp program from grade 3 to grade 6 and strong transition programs for both kindergarten and grade 6 students as well as between grade 1 to 5.

Our staff structure combines experienced and graduate teachers who are all passionate about teaching and learning and continue to develop their knowledge through targeted professional development.  Our caring, professional staff, value all children and are dedicated to providing an excellent curriculum with high expectations and results.  Teachers meet regularly in their teams and as a whole staff to plan and evaluate teaching programs across the school.  Student wellbeing is a priority at San Remo Primary with teachers sharing responsibility for all.  We believe that all children can and will learn in a supportive and encouraging environment.  We currently have 8 grades operating in 2023.

San Remo Primary School is a coastal community school which embraces the unique opportunities that the local environment has to offer. We value and respect individuality and instil in each child a sense of their worth.  We nurture social, emotional and intellectual development in a caring and inclusive environment. Students are immersed in a rich, comprehensive curriculum which is designed to equip them with literacy, numeracy and life skills. 

San Remo Primary School has a very successful Before and After School Hours Care Program, with varied activities and a high standard of care, in an extremely well appointed setting.

School Council is proactive and the parent community is highly supportive of educational programs, fundraising and community events. 

Graduate Teacher Program

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 31/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Karen Bowker | 56785354

Graduate Teacher Program