Job posted: 28/06/2024
Applications close: 22/07/2024 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 26/01/2028

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1423118

Reference: 1423118

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1     Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to model exemplary teaching practice, including the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum, and implement school priorities.

SC2      Demonstrated expertise in the implementation and modelling 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 model the monitoring and assessment of student learning. 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 communication skills. Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated ability to support others to reflect on their practice and facilitate school-based professional learning.

SC6     Demonstrated capacity to support the development of colleagues so that they can effectively deliver a responsive, growth-oriented teaching and learning program.


Learning specialists will be highly skilled classroom practitioners who continue to spend the majority of their time in the classroom delivering high-quality teaching and learning and have a range of responsibilities related to their expertise, including teaching demonstration lessons, observing and providing feedback to other teachers and facilitating school-based professional learning.

Learning specialists are expected to have deep knowledge and expertise in high quality teaching and learning in delivering improved achievement, engagement and wellbeing for students. The role of the learning specialist will be to model excellence in teaching and learning through demonstration lessons, and mentoring and coaching teachers in improving the skill, knowledge and effectiveness of the teaching workforce.

The learning specialist role is aimed at building excellence in teaching and learning within the Teaching Service.


The key roles of the Learning Specialist will include but are not limited to:

·         Leading, developing and promoting school-wide professional learning structures, processes and protocols through Professional Learning Communities

·         Working with the school leadership team to develop a shared view of highly effective teacher practice

·         Leading and modelling the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery

·         Modelling exemplary use of student data to inform teaching approaches

·         Modelling exemplary professional learning practice including through seeking feedback from other teachers and leaders on their own classroom practice as part of critical reflection and inquiry to improve practice

·         Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice

·         Modelling exemplary classroom practice including through teaching demonstration lessons

·         Playing a key role in the provision of professional learning, including through developing processes and protocols for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaboration

·         Providing expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning

·         Modelling effective learning practice and supporting teachers to seek, analyse and act on feedback on their practice

·         Providing evidence-based feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development

·         Supervising and training preservice teachers, and mentoring and/or coaching teachers

·         Provide a child safe environment in accordance with the child safe standards

The successful applicant may be required to take undertake a whole school responsibility, as designated by the Principal.

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

Please ensure that your application includes:

·         a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)

·         a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section

·         names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees who are able to attest to the claims made in your application.

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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.

Students in years 9 and 10 undertake a course of core subjects (English, mathematics, science, history, geography, physical education, art, music, and languages ¿ Indonesian, Japanese, French and German) and have a choice of electives. An extensive range of VCE studies across all learning areas is offered to students in years 11 and 12. A health and personal development course also operates at all levels. The school operates on a 10-day timetable of 7 x 43 minute periods per day.

The school places special emphasis on its co-curricular program.  Years 9 and 10 students spend a week at the Outdoor Education Centre at Millgrove in the Yarra Valley. Sport is compulsory at all levels. The music and drama programmes are extensive and include the house choral competition in March, Winter Concert, musical and drama productions (generally conducted in cooperation with the MacRobertson Girls¿ High School) and the whole school Speech Night at the end of the year. Students are also encouraged to form their own special interest clubs. There are many opportunities for student leadership at all levels.

In addition to government funding the School seeks voluntary contributions from parents.

Further information about the school can be obtained from the MHS website at  https://mhs.vic.edu.au/


Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 26/01/2028

Job classification:

Learning Specialist Range 3


Janet Devlin | (03) 9826 0711