Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 09/05/2024
Applications close: 22/05/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/05/2024 - 27/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1414808

Reference: 1414808

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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.

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:



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

Woodlands is located in a beautiful, treed enclave on the fringe of Langwarrin, 40 kilometres to the south of the Melbourne CBD. The school has been open for twenty-five years. There are new housing estates within the area and further local residential developments are planned.

The school enrolment continues to increase with numbers reaching the 890-student mark in 2024. Further enrolment growth is anticipated. A zone has been established to assist with the increase in enrolment demand from students residing outside of the local area.

As a result of the last school review a new organizational structure was established. Currently, one Leading Teacher supports the Principal and Assistant Principal, assuming the role of overseeing curriculum development and teacher training for all areas of the curriculum. A psychologist oversees the school¿s Student Wellbeing programs and procedures and they, along with the Business Manager, make up the School Leadership Team. Three Learning Specialists and members of year level teams make up the Curriculum Team. Experienced teachers lead year level teams and form the Team Administrators Group. Non-teaching staff include the Business Manager, Office Manager. three office clerical staff, a library technician and fifteen integration aides.

There are 38 classes supported by co-curricular programs in Physical Education, Visual Art, Library, Digital Technologies, Performing Arts, Science, Media Studies, and LOTE. In addition to formal lessons in these areas, students benefit from timetabled access to a wide range of programs including Woodlands FM and Woodlands TV, swimming, choir, recorder group, camps, interschool sports, excursions, and school-based activities plus performances. The local community also enjoys the school¿s facilities with clubs and sporting groups holding training sessions before and after school.

Woodlands actively encourages a partnership with parents. Parent involvement in the school is welcomed and includes an active Parent and Friends Group and many opportunities for parent involvement in the classroom programs. The school is an active member of the Central Peninsula Network and has close relationships with other Langwarrin schools, forming the Langwarrin Wellbeing Network with a focus on Positive Education (THRIVE). The local secondary school is Elisabeth Murdoch College and the school works closely with the college to support the transition of students into this and other secondary schools.

Woodlands boasts functional, well maintained, attractive and well-equipped buildings that blend into the bush land setting. Many of the 38 classrooms can operate as open double rooms to enable staff to team-teach. All classrooms have interactive white boards or televisions, iPads, laptops and desktop computers for individual or small groups use. Specialist facilities include a large Resource Centre that incorporates a computer lab, library and teacher resources; a Performing Arts Hall incorporating music, media, LOTE and art rooms; a Stadium with a basketball court, change rooms, kitchen and Science room; two synthetic sports fields and two outdoor basketball courts; an intervention centre, staff and administrative facilities .Woodlands school council  has appointed Team Kids to provide onsite before and after school care for our families.

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

Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 27/05/2024 - 27/01/2025

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Matt Gallagher | 03 9788 8333

Teacher (Classroom Teacher)