Health/Physical Education Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 11/09/2023
Applications close: 04/10/2023 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 29/01/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1366862

Reference: 1366862

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2    Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth. 

SC3    Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

SC6    Demonstrated ability to successfully deliver creative, innovative VCE curriculum to students of high academic capability.


The classroom teacher classification comprises two salary ranges- range 1 and range 2.  The primary focus of the classroom teacher is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes.  The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection and inquiry in order to improve knowledge and skills to effectively engage students and improve their learning. 

As the classroom teacher gains experience his or her contribution to the school program beyond the classroom increases. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their rostered teaching duties provided the responsibility is appropriate to the salary range, qualifications, training and experience of the teacher.

Classroom teacher Range 2
Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities.

A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.

Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to:
- Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
- Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
- Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
- Supervise and train one or more student teachers
- Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.

Classroom teacher Range 1
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.


The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:

  • Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
  • Undertaking other classroom teaching related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

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:

 Child Safe Standards: Policy | education.vic.gov.au

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DE’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DE’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 DE values is available at:


Other Information

Preparation of application:

Applicants should adhere to the following procedures for the submission of their application.

1.         Applications must be no longer than 10 pages using a font no smaller than size 12.

2.         Applications should include a CV containing their address, contact numbers (business and private), classification (where applicable), current position, evidence of qualifications, VIT registration or WWCC number.

3.         Applications must address each of the key selection criteria.

4.         Applicants must provide the names and contact numbers (mobile preferred) of three professional referees who can confirm their responses to the key selection criteria (NOTE: the panel may contact referees outside the list and would normally contact current or past principals).

Please submit applications through Recruitment Online.

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

Nossal High School is committed to being an innovative, inclusive, and dynamic educational environment. We challenge ourselves to be creative and critical thinkers with good communication skills and the resilience necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world. We build skills, self-confidence, leadership abilities and community spirit through a rigorous, rich, and varied curricular and co-curricular program. We want our graduates to be ambitious, ethical, and responsible citizens who conduct themselves with humility and compassion.

Nossal High School Values
Nossal is a school that:
¿    Leads and develops leadership
¿    Creates and cultivates creativity
¿    Is respectful and fosters respectful citizenship
¿    Inspires and seeks inspiration
¿    Is ethical and develops ethical behaviours
¿    Pursues excellence and celebrates individual progress
¿    Develops resilience and independence and nurtures wellbeing
¿    Encourages a strong work ethic with an emphasis on personal growth  

The Nossal High School logo consists of two books (representing academic study), forming a butterfly (emerging from a chrysalis), taking flight (signifying the future), and showing a link to the past (the school is built on the old Casey Airfield).

The Nossal High School Motto - ¿Embrace the Challenge¿

This was the original statement presented to the foundation cohort on their introduction to their new school. It is a phrase that instils the hope and high expectations we have for Nossal students to grow in intellectual, social, physical and leadership pursuits. They have been thrown the challenge to succeed in a global world and we want them to embrace it. 
¿    To embrace: to hold closely, to accept with eagerness.
¿    To challenge: a call to demonstrate one¿s strength or ability. (Oxford, 2010)

Nossal High School was established in 2010 as the first co-educational fully academically selective Government school in Victoria. Along with the only other three academically selective schools, Melbourne High School, The Mac. Robertson Girls High School and Suzanne Cory High School, it forms the Victorian Select Entry Network of schools. Located in the urban growth corridor on the grounds of Federation University Berwick campus, the school draws enrolments from right across the Melbourne metropolitan area and into regional areas and offers programs for students in Years 9 - 12 only. Entry is competitive and via a common entry exam administered through VCAA and an independent testing company. Students in Year 8 or equivalent can apply to sit the exam for entry into Year 9 for the following year and can preference up to three of the schools. Enrolments are capped at 208 per year level for a school total of 832. Retention rates are very high with very few students leaving the school prior to year 12 completion and nearly all students exit to university. The 208 students offered places for Year 9 annually come from between 60 and 98 different schools; generally, around 50% from the non-government sector and a roughly 50:50 gender mix. Some students travel long distances to attend (ie. Craigieburn, Deer Park, Mernda, Traralgon etc.) and some families will move to the area once their child has secured a place at Nossal. A 4% cap on enrolments from anyone "feeder" school is applied across the 4 selective schools to limit the impact on individual schools.  The cap is raised to 10% in the case of P-9 schools. 10% equity quota is applied, and testing fees are waived to encourage students from low SES families and ATSI to apply. 5% (10 students) annually are selected under the "Principal's Discretionary" category from the applicants who have sat the exam, and they are invited to submit an additional written application and attend an interview prior to selection.  

On most comparative performance measures Nossal achieves very good results, and "traditional" improvement measures are more nuanced and incremental, requiring contextual understanding.  Challenging and longer-term approaches to achieve cultural rather than transformative change is often required to enable such improvement.
The school leadership team has always sought to challenge the school community and has set broad, big picture goals relating to curriculum and pedagogy; assessment; student voice; ICT; school culture and ethos. The school undertook a self-Evaluation in late 2022 and developed a new Strategic Plan early in 2023 following an "Influencing" review process.
Nossal students (and their parents) are highly motivated, highly aspirational, and very committed to their academic education and VCE results and nearly all aspire to university entry.

Health/Physical Education Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 29/01/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Lydia Sayer | 038/762-4600

Health/Physical Education Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)