Physical Education Teacher

Job posted: 22/11/2022
Applications close: 05/12/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Sunbury

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1317518

Reference: 1317518

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Sunbury

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 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

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.

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

Sunbury Heights Primary School is situated on the west side of Sunbury, on Charter Road East. Our grounds adjoin those of Sunbury Downs Secondary College, which provides convenience for families with siblings attending both schools. In 2022 a shared community facility, Dulap Wilim Hub, and a two-room preschool, has been completed and is situated between both school sites. This provides facilities for members of the wider community to utilize.

A designated STEAM and upgraded Art room has also recently been completed. An attractive and spacious entrance to the school boasts a well-resourced library, gymnasium/multipurpose room, canteen, after school/vacation care room and staff administration area. There are also two soft fall rubber netball/basketball courts, extensive grassed areas including an oval, two adventure playgrounds, a sand pit, shaded areas and additional asphalt areas.

The enrolment is currently around 460 and, with families moving into new areas such as the Ashfield and Rosenthal Estates, further growth is expected. Of the total student population a significant percentage identify as of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, live in out of home care, are EAL, are on the PSD program or are students with ASD. The school has embedded practices for the diversity of parents/carers and family members to be engaged to understand the learning progress of their children and how to effectively support them to learn.

Sunbury Heights PS staff comprises of, 2 Principal Class Officers, 29 classroom teachers and 19 Education Support Staff. The school runs 20 classrooms and Specialist classes in Art, STEAM, PE, Music, LOTE Auslan and Learning Specialists which support the implementation of PLC and Literacy. Sunbury Heights Primary School is becoming known as one that has the personnel, programs and processes in place that support students with more complex learning needs. An Engagement and Wellbeing Coordinator, ES staff, Speech Pathologist, Chaplain and Community Hub Coordinator are wellbeing interventions in place for the support of our students and families.

The school community strives to provide a positive, stimulating and secure learning environment to cater for the needs of each student as an individual. The school does this by creating a caring atmosphere that reinforces mutual respect, promotes self-esteem and develops a sense of belonging to our school. The school values teamwork, effective communication, informed decision making and community involvement. Professional learning is valued to ensure delivery of excellent and consistent educational programs through exemplary professional practices.

 Purpose and Values:

Sunbury Heights Primary School remains focused on implementing the Education State themes of Learning for Life, Happy Healthy and Resilient Kids, Breaking the Link and Pride and Confidence in our schools. Our school wide belief is that “no child, regardless of social status or postcode, will miss out on a first class state school education.” 

Sunbury Heights Primary School is a Lead School in the implementation of Respectful Relationships and is in the third year of School Wide Positive Behaviour implementation. Our school wide values are Respect, Responsibility and Kindness. The school is committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff, volunteers and school families. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability. As a school we have zero tolerance of child abuse and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our child safety standards and robust policies and procedures.

Physical Education Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Laban Toose | 03 9744 3377

Physical Education Teacher