Graduate Teacher Job at Schools (Government) – Melbourne VIC

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2022 – 27/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1256031

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the capacity to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated capacity to respond to student learning needs.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3 Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated capacity to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.


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.


Core responsibilities include:
Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or courses of study

Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a year level

Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas

Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes

Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress

Implementing effective student management consistent with the school charter.

Working with a mentor to participate in professional development planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional portfolio

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs

Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs

Who May Apply

For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the commencement of the advertised vacancy. Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

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

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

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

School Profile:
At Auburn South Primary School, we develop a positive sense of identity within a community that encourages individuals to flourish as inquirers, creative thinkers and globally responsible citizens. Whilst Auburn South Primary School is proud of its students’ high levels of academic achievement, it is our focus on developing the ‘whole child’; academic, social, emotional and physical that allows our students to truly thrive. Students are encouraged to be creative, inquisitive and committed to achieving their personal and academic goals. They are empowered to make choices that impact learning and relationships in a positive way.

As an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) school we ensure that all students are able to identify their strengths, experience personal and academic growth, be challenged in their learning, and reach their potential. This commitment to the philosophy of the IB PYP also ensures that our students develop the skills, knowledge and attributes required to become an internationally minded citizen. Innovative programs like the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program support this philosophy and build upon our already high levels of student engagement and connectedness to school.

The focus of the school’s current strategic plan is to build on existing high levels of student achievement by further improving student growth and engagement outcomes in literacy, numeracy and inquiry learning. With a strong overall focus on ‘whole school’ wellbeing, the school continues to develop and implement its Positive Education approach to improving student wellbeing and academic performance. Our school’s intent is to fulfil our vision which is to improve student learning outcomes across all areas of the curriculum while promoting positive health, inclusivity and empowerment for all students, parents and staff.

To achieve this, we prioritise the following four strategic pillars:

Inquiry: Learners are curious and have the skills to pursue learning that has real-word relevance and impact.

Agency: Learners are autonomous, resilient and motivated to take action.

International Mindedness: Learners thrive in a culturally diverse & rich learning environment. They actively see different perspectives and understand the world through a local and global lens.

Positive Education: As learners, our mindsets, strengths, relationships, emotions and sense of meaning, engagement and success are central to the pursuit of our best possible selves.

The school’s enrolments have steadily grown over the past 6 years and currently cater for 670 students. There are three Principal class officers, 37.6 teachers and 6.3 Education Support Staff (administration, school nurse, library and integration). With a strategic focus on improving the school’s Mandarin Languages program and the ongoing development of International Mindedness, the school hosts a Language Assistant from China and in 2017, a delegation travelled to China to formalize sister-school partnerships in Nanjing and Beijing.

About the Company

Company: Schools (Government) –

Company Location:  Melbourne VIC

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