Graduate Teacher Program

Job posted: 04/07/2024
Applications close: 17/07/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Melton

Job type: Full time / From 04/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1423741

Reference: 1423741

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Melton

Selection Criteria - Graduates

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. 

Program Benefits - Graduates

This position may attract an incentive payment of $5,650 (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment.

Role - Graduates

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.

Responsibilities - Graduates

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 - Graduates

To be eligible to apply for a position advertised through the Teacher Graduate Recruitment program, a teacher must: 

  • have completed their course requirements and graduated in the last 4 years, and
  • not be employed as a teacher by the department at the time the advertised position is to commence

Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

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).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@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:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:


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 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

Location Profile ¿ Deanside Primary School

Deanside Primary School officially opened January 2022.  It is located at 38 Conservatory Drive, Deanside, 3336; which is situated between Caroline Springs and Aintree. The school currently has an enrolment of 352 students but has an enrolment capacity of 525¿ students, with space for additional growth if required.  It is projected we will have a rapid enrolment increase over the next few years with the large number of housing being built across the new suburb of Deanside. 

Deanside Primary School accommodates students from Foundation to Year 6.  Currently we have 16 classrooms ¿operating in the school, with four Specialist areas ¿of STEM, Visual Arts PE and Kitchen/Garden taught weekly. LOTE (AUSLAN) is being introduced in Term 2 and will be delivered by all classrooms teachers via an online platform.

Deanside Primary School has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where students from all age groups play together across our sports fields, Community Hub, play equipment, and play spaces.

Students are always at the centre of everything we do and we plan to their needs.  We pride ourselves on being a caring and innovative school, with a welcoming community and friendly culture. Deanside Primary School is focussed on developing respectful relationships between students, staff and families to ensure each student¿s social, emotional and academic learning is developed. All students have access to iPads and our teaching staff use Mac laptops in a technology immersed classroom environment with AppleTVs and document cameras.


Deanside Primary School objective is to ensure that all students will attain the knowledge and learning traits that will enable a lifelong love of learning and the disposition and capacity to engage critically and confidently within Australian society.

Deanside Primary School will place great emphasis on students, staff and our community, treating everyone with courtesy and respect as well as having high expectations in relation to behaviour and how we respond to different situations. We will strive to develop social and communication skills which help students deal with a range of situations they will encounter as they become lifelong learners.  


Deanside Primary School¿s mission is to ensure students are supported to achieve their personal best academically, socially and emotionally. Students are encouraged to become courteous, self-managing, resilient and independent young people who have a sense of social responsibility and who are effectively prepared for life in an ever-changing world.

Our Vision is to have students that are -

- creative and critical thinkers

- empowered to positively impact both their school and their community.

- joined in a partnership with their teachers to monitor their progress, identify their next point of challenge and collaborate positively with their peers.

- driven to have high expectations

- immersed in a learning culture based on evidence, best practice and inclusion.

- exposed to an environment where Learning and Wellbeing is equally important and we strive to create an inclusive environment that meets the needs of every student.

Our School Values drive our school culture.  We constantly refer to the values of Excellence, Respect, Responsibility and Care. 

It is recommended that interested applicants contact the school to register for a school tour before applying.  To book a place, please email deanside.ps@education.vic.gov.au with your contact details.

Graduate Teacher Program

Job type:

Full time / From 04/07/2024

Job classification:

Graduate Teacher Program


Stuart Telford | 03 8080 5444

Graduate Teacher Program