Leading Teacher: Transitions and Pathways

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1290299

Reference: 1290299

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the implementation of school priorities, and the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.

SC2      Demonstrated ability to lead the planning and implementation of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3      Demonstrated exemplary ability to monitor and assess student learning at a class, cohort or whole-school level and use this data to lead improvement initiatives. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community focused on student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and support colleagues to adopt these behaviours and attitudes. Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice and contribute to the provision of whole-school professional learning.





This position focuses on the successful transitions of new students from Year 9 precinct partner schools, and new arrivals to Homestead Senior, into Year 10 and the successful pathways our student will engage with during their time at the college. The Transitions & Pathways Leader also oversees and leads the vital relationships the college has with our precinct partner schools – Alamanda College, Carranballac College & Saltwater P-9 College.

The Transitions ‘In’ aspects of the role include:

  • Coordinate and lead the college’s transition programs for Year 9 students intending to attend our college at Year 10
  • Build effective and successful two-way relationships with all precinct partner schools
  • Produce regular Newsletter and marketing items about life at HSSC to be published in precinct partner school newsletters and in local media
  • Ensure media coverage of joint activities between HSSC and our feeders
  • Be a presence and familiar face in student management and well-being to ensure successful transitions for our new students
  • Organise a series of events/programs in Term 1 each year to ensure successful homogeneity of our new cohort
  • Ensure HSSC staff form and maintain effective relationships and communication processes with precinct partner school teaching staff in relevant Domains
  • Initiate, plan and implement ‘backward design’ curriculum principles with all precinct partner schools by working in partnership with the T&L team.
  • Work closely with precinct partner school Curriculum/Domain leaders and where necessary PCOs in the  development of backward design curriculum at each precinct partner school
  • Coordinate data sharing between HSSC and our precinct partner schools, including observations & feedback sessions
  • Work with LT-T&L leaders to coordinate observational rounds between HSSC and our precinct partner schools
  • Organise joint staff meeting opportunities between HSSC and our feeders – both whole school and team based


This position also focuses on the successful transitions of students from Years 10-12 with particular emphasis on Year 10 to VCE and the VCE VM, Year 12 to University/TAFE and from school to employment, as well as the implementation and coordination of VET programs. The Pathways ‘Out’ Leader also oversees the work of ES staff including careers and VET support staff. The Pathways Leader will also work with other Leaders to ensure that all students have successful and coherent transition through and beyond the College.

The Pathways ‘Out’  aspects of the role include:

  • Lead the VCE VM and VET coordinator in associated  programs.
  • Lead the VCE VM and VET coordinator in the College RTO partnership arrangements.
  • Coordinate the tracking of student destinations and present this data at relevant College forums.
  • Coordinate and organise activities/speakers relevant to student pathways.
  • Lead & Coordinate the Careers/CAPs team and VET administration staff.
  • Lead the VCE VM and VET coordinator in monitoring and supporting VET teachers
  • Coordinate structured work placements for VET students
  • Coordinate the Work Experience program at Year 10
  • Coordinate the CAPs counselling plans for students ensuring ES Pathways staff CAP all students each year.
  • Ensure all students are provided with individual pathways counselling
  • Support students in the development of their future pathways
  • Lead and coordinate College programs for students in Year 10-11, Year 11-12 and Year 12 to tertiary/TAFE or employment.
  • Work with Teaching & Learning and Domain leaders to ensure explicit pathways processes are integrated into the curriculum
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate the pathways section of the Annual Implementation Plan.
  • Lead the organisation of student/parent information sessions relating to VTAC course counselling, teacher training sessions for course counsellors.
  • Ensure all Year 12 students apply through VTAC and complete VTAC processes prior to the conclusion of Year 12 classes each year
  • Support student managers in finding suitable pathways for students identified as ‘at risk’
  • Support the VCE VM staff in the VET related components of the VCE VM
  • Participate in meetings of the VET Cluster, LLEN and other regional careers groups.
  • Develop and maintain links with community organisations which help provide a diversity of pathways for our students.
  • Participate in various networks linking the College to the wider community, e.g. employer’s network evenings.
  • Other duties as negotiated with the Principal


In recognition of the importance of leadership and management combined with exemplary teaching practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the leading teachers may include but are not limited to:

  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement initiatives related to the school strategic plan and school priorities
  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery;
  • Leading and managing the provision of professional development and developing individual and team development plans for teaching staff within the priorities of the school;
  • Leading and managing staff performance and development (review of staff);
  • Teaching demonstration lessons;
  • Leading and managing the development of the school's assessment and reporting policies and practices;
  • Leading and managing the implementation of the school operations and policies related to student welfare and discipline;
  • Leading the development of curriculum in a major learning area and participating in curriculum development in other areas;
  • Responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers;
  • Contributing to the overall leadership and management of the school;
  • Contributing to the development of proposals for school council consideration;
  • Developing and managing the school code of conduct.

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 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

Other Information

Enquiries regarding the position can be directed to the Principal Danijel Banovic 0436 922 997 - we encourage you to contact the Principal with regard to this role.

Applications must include:

- A specific response to all the key selection criteria

- A CV including the names of three referees and contact numbers should be included in the application

- Applications should be submitted via Recruitment Online https://schooljobs.education.vic.gov.au/psp/ROLPPRD1_EA/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?

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.

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

School Profile

Homestead Senior Secondary College opened in 2020 and is located in a developing area of Point Cook, approximately 28 kilometres from Melbourne CBD. Our feeder schools are the local P-9 colleges – Alamanda, Carranballac, Pt Cook and Saltwater P-9 Colleges. A significant percentage of our enrolments will also be new arrivals to the greater Point Cook community. Rapid growth is predicted for both the suburb and school over the next 5 to 10 years. It is projected that the college’s peak enrolment will be in excess of 1800 students. Our community is a multi-cultural one. 

The foundation years of the college will focus upon building social capital, creating structures and practices, purchasing resources and establishing staff professional learning teams. This will be an amazing career opportunity for educationalists as they will be part of a staff cohort playing an integral role in the development of the college’s culture, teaching & learning style and place in the community.

HSSC is a state of the art 21st Century learning environment for young adults. With a build cost of $53 million, facilities are second to none. Students learn in a three-storey main building, a standalone Performing Arts/Physical Education building, multi-purpose courts and a playing field. Our landscaped grounds feature amazing spaces for our students and staff.

The college curriculum focuses on providing the right pathway for all students to achieve their academic goals. The college will offer a broad range of studies at Year 10, VCE, VCAL, VET & other programs.

HSSC is defined by:

  • A well balanced curriculum program that utilises purposeful and explicit teaching aimed at empowering students to be active learners, striving for personal excellence and ongoing growth and development
  • Challenging, innovative and creative approaches in learning and teaching practices that embrace a full range of post compulsory pathways for Years 10 to 12 students
  • Highly skilled, versatile, dedicated and caring staff committed to life-long learning and developing each student through the implementation of personalised learning programs
  • The active participation of staff in professional learning communities
  • Shared educational responsibility between parents, staff and students
  • Powerful student agency & voice in their learning
  • Effective & open channels of communication that promote trust, positive interactions and strong links with the wider community.
Leading Teacher: Transitions and Pathways

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2026

Job classification:

Not provided


Danijel Banovic | 0436 922 997

Leading Teacher: Transitions and Pathways