Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 28/05/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 15/07/2024 - 14/07/2027

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1415773

Reference: 1415773

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1     Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2     Demonstrated high level classroom teaching and outdoor education skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning, particularly in the area of outdoor education.

SC3     Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning. 

SC4     Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high-level interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and other staff.

SC5     Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities and a commitment to ongoing professional learning to enable further development of skills, expertise and teaching capacity.

SC6     Demonstrated high-level knowledge, skills and experience related to leadership, residential, outdoor and experiential education programs.


The Leading Teacher (Outdoor Education) will lead a team that includes the teaching staff, camp cooking staff and trainee staff to deliver the full program of outdoor education activities offered to year 9 and 10 students at the Millgrove Outdoor Education Centre.


25 year 9 and 10 camps are conducted during term times from Mondays to Fridays. In addition to working on these camps the Leading Teacher (Outdoor Education) is required to be available for the equivalent of 6 more weeks of the year. Duties carried out in this time include planning and preparation, maintenance, working bees, training and assisting with the running of the School¿s Outdoor Activities Program. These duties may require some weekend work.

As this is a residential camp the successful applicant will be required to stay on site overnight (two nights per five-day program) and will be expected to work extended hours including evenings in order to supervise students during programs.

The scope of the activities offered to Melbourne High School students includes mountain bike riding, canoeing, raft building, caving, cross country skiing, high ropes course, bushwalking, team initiative activities, overnight campouts, indoor climbing and general games. The successful applicant is expected to have skills and experience in these activities and if not already qualified, must be willing to seek these qualifications where necessary. Costs for undertaking these qualifications may be reimbursed by the School.

The successful applicant is required to hold a ¿Light Rigid¿ endorsement on their driver¿s license and a current Leaders Wilderness or Remote First Aid Certificate. A Hazardous Area endorsement on their bus licence would be advantageous but not mandatory.

The successful applicant may be required to perform other duties as specified relating to the ongoing running and maintenance of the campsite.

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

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:


Other Information

Whilst camps are in residence the Leading Teacher (Outdoor Education) will be expected to work extended hours. The time in-lieu that is accrued is acquitted as per the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2022.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the HR Manager on 9826 0711 if they require further information about this position.

Applicants must address the selection criteria but should also include a covering letter outlining their skills and experience relevant to this position.

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

Melbourne High School is a State Government academic high school for boys in years 9 to 12 with a current enrolment of 1379. Opening in 1905 it was Victoria¿s first state secondary school and moved to its current site in South Yarra in 1927. It is one of four academic select entry Victorian Government schools in Melbourne. Entry is by an examination in year 8. Boys from any school in the state, or outside Victoria, may seek admission. There is also a smaller intake by application and interview at years 10 and 11.

The School provides a full academic and co-curricular program. Music, sport, cadets and the Involvement Program are given special emphasis, with every boy expected to participate in the wider program offered by the School. All boys in years 9 and 10 spend time at the School¿s Outdoor Education Centre at Millgrove, accompanied by their Form Teacher. It is a residential camp in the Upper Yarra Valley, managed by the Millgrove Outdoor Education Centre Leading Teacher. The Millgrove Outdoor Education Centre provides a four- or five-day program that offers a range of activities, including mountain biking, high ropes course, canoeing, skiing, caving, rock climbing, bush walking and team building.

The School aims to create an exciting teaching and learning environment for students, with an emphasis on teachers providing a range of learning opportunities to challenge students within their class. More information about the School is available on the website  https://mhs.vic.edu.au/


Job type:

Full time / From 15/07/2024 - 14/07/2027

Job classification:

Leading Teacher Range 3


Christy Lin | (03) 9826 0711