Maths &/or Science Teacher (ONGOING) - NEW SCHOOL OPENING 2024 (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 08/09/2023
Applications close: 04/10/2023 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1366150

Reference: 1366150

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western 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.



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


Thank you for your interest. 

Brinbeal Secondary College is a new school opening in 2024.

If you would like any further information about the position, please contact Simon Haber via email Simon.Haber@education.vic.gov.au

If you would like to apply for this position, please include in your application:

  1. Covering letter
  2. Detailed CV - including details of employment
  3. VIT number
  4. List of your qualifications and teaching methods
  5. A response to each of the key selection criteria - recommended no more than 1 page per criteria

Please also provide the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of three business referees - please note for those currently employed in a school, one should be a Principal.


Simon Haber

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

Brinbeal Secondary College

Opening in 2024.

About our School:

  • We're building a new secondary school in Wyndham (which incorporates Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing etc..). It will open day one of Term 1 in 2024 and help the growing local population get an exceptional education close to home.
  • The school is located at 2 Connaught Road, Tarneit, 3029.
  • It will be able to enrol up to 1,300 including approximately 100 places for young people with specialist needs, when the first stage of the school is complete.
  • In its first year of operation (2024), Brinbeal Secondary College will open to Year 7 students only, and progress by year level thereafter to Year 12 in 2029. 
  • Brinbeal Secondary College will be a supported inclusion school, which is a mainstream secondary school with additional professional capabilities and facilities designed to cater for a higher than usual proportion of students with disability.
  • The new school presents an exciting opportunity for the foundation staff to exercise significant influence on supporting the creation of a contemporary, inclusive school, connected to the community and focused on the learning outcomes of all students.

As a new and growing school, the school has the capacity to negotiate part-time hours with any applicants who wish to be considered for part-time only.

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Our Facilities:

Stage 1 state of the art educational facilities includes:

  • Administration and Resource Centre - featuring modern design and multiple learning spaces for a variety of teaching styles
  • Exceptional two storey Science and Technology building, with dedicated labs, materials and digital technology
  • Large Learning Neighbourhood, featuring 14 general classrooms, multiple presentation and seminar spaces and an array of quiet and small group collaborative areas.
  • Performing Arts building - featuring specialised drama, music and media spaces as well as four Food Technology rooms
  • Large Community Hub that features 3 indoor basketball courts and multi-purpose exercise rooms
  • Outside we will have extensive outdoor basketball courts as well as manicured landscaping that allows for multipurpose outdoor learning experiences.

About the Role:

All staff at Brinbeal Secondary College will have qualities which ensure the effective learning & wellbeing of our students at the school upon commencement.

  • This is a unique and exciting opportunity for you to work in a brand-new secondary school in the heart of the western suburbs, catering for the diversity of learners.
  • You will be empowered by education support staff, teachers and leaders in a highly collaborative workplace, with opportunities for professional development and career advancement. As we grow, we will have many opportunities for leadership and positions of responsibility including Leading Teachers, Learning Specialists, Learning Area Leaders, Student Managers, Student Support Services etc. The Principal Class have an open-door policy and are always available to staff.
  • You will guide young people as they transition through secondary education and prepare them for their pathways beyond
  • This position is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to help shape our school and ensure it is the very best school it can be for students, staff and the wider school community as our school continues to grow and thrive over the years ahead.
  • You will be part of a vision for learning and designing a framework for pedagogical approaches which maximise the opportunities presented by the inclusive and contemporary learning spaces.

All staff will join the school at the beginning of Term 1 2024, to begin an exciting new educational journey for the community of Tarneit West.

About You:

  • We are seeking highly motivated and skilled teachers to contribute to the creation of a high achieving secondary school.
  • Foundation Teachers will be exceptional classroom practitioners, with an innovative mindset, who will bring passion and creative thinking to providing challenging and stimulating learning opportunities for students.
  • Foundation Teachers will work collaboratively with colleagues and leadership to improve students' educational outcomes and to ensure that the school remains on a path of continuous improvement.
  • As a Foundation Teacher you are excited by the opportunity, challenge and role you will play in being part of a new school; playing a major part in creating a staff culture of inclusion that has at its heart a focus on ensuring EVERY child receives the best learning and wellbeing outcomes possible.
  • You have "Subject Matter Expertise". Teachers should demonstrate a deep knowledge of and expertise in their subject area, with a strong understanding of the curriculum and the ability to teach advanced concepts.
  • You are committed to professional learning and growth for both self and others to ensure we are maximising the learning outcomes of all students.
  • You are committed to the wholistic approach to learning and value "Extra-Curricular Involvement": you have a willingness to participate in and contribute to extracurricular activities, such as clubs, competitions, and events, to enrich the overall student experience.
Maths &/or Science Teacher (ONGOING) - NEW SCHOOL OPENING 2024 (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 29/01/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Simon Haber | 0417 166 388

Maths &/or Science Teacher (ONGOING) - NEW SCHOOL OPENING 2024 (Classroom Teacher)