Graduate Teacher Program x 2 Positions

Job posted: 11/05/2022
Applications close: 24/05/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1278326

Reference: 1278326

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

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


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

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Mandama Primary School is located in Grovedale (southern suburban area of Geelong) in an established residential area which has an enrolment of 395 students.  The SFO Index is 0.44 and the SFOE Index at 0.38.  Within our cohort we have 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.   The school has 18 classes with 3 classes at Prep level, 5 at 1/2, 5 at 3/4, and 5 at 5/6.  The school has 35 EFT staff, comprising of the Principal, Assistant Principal, 2 Learning Specialists, 18 classroom teachers, 5 specialist teachers - Visual Arts, Performing Arts/Music, Italian, Physical Education and Digital Technologies. The ESSS comprises of 7 classroom support staff, 1 Library staff member, and 2 full time equivalent administration staff. Mandama families also benefit from the care provided by the Student Welfare Officer including strong partnerships with EMU, Drummond St., CASEA and others. The school has Technical Support Staff, an Out of School Hours Coordinator, and a Maintenance/Gardener. 

The staff work hard to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st century designs including ICT rich environments and personalised learning for every student.  Our curriculum is delivered in a positive, stimulating and challenging environment where every child experiences success and is supported to develop a love of life-long learning, following the Mandama Motto of ‘Learning for Life”.  We operate a 1:1 ipad program to support and extend student learning opportunities through years 3-6, and school based devices for our P-2 students. The students explore their world through inquiry based learning to become thinking, informed, resilient and self-directed learners who can contribute actively to their community.  The effective teaching of English and Mathematics is recognised as the foundation to successful learning and is a key aspect of teaching throughout the day. The establishment of our Food forest, Camping program, Swimming and Student Leadership teams enable students to hone their life skills and knowledge. We have introduced a "Learning for Life" weekly program which incorporates the School Values with the SWPBS and Resilience, Rights, and Respectful Relationships programs as a way of developing social and emotional skills in our students. The provision of lunchtime activities in PE and the Arts, lunchtime library activities, and the Passive Play room also caters for students in non-classroom times.

Mandama Primary School has a supportive School Council and willingly embraces parent/carer helpers volunteering to assist with classroom learning support programs, sports programs and other school events.

Graduate Teacher Program x 2 Positions

Job type:

Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Marina Keegan | 03 5243 0820

Graduate Teacher Program x 2 Positions