Learning Specialist Middle Years Curriculum Job at Schools (Government) – Melbourne VIC

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2022 – 27/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1255965

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 Ability to provide leadership, professional learning, coaching and mentoring that informs and improves student outcomes across the college


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.


In recognition of the importance of exemplary practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the Learning Specialists may include but are not limited to:

Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice

Modelling exemplary classroom practice including through teaching demonstration lessons

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

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

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

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

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

Supervising and training one or more student teachers and mentoring and/or coaching teachers

Modelling exemplary use of student data to inform teaching approaches

Developing and promoting school-wide professional learning structures, processes and protocols through Professional Learning Communities

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

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 values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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.

Location Profile

Point Cook College opened in January 2010 as the re-location of Point Cook Primary School. The College is located at 18-50 Ponsford Drive, Point Cook in the City of Wyndham.

As a College, we uphold high expectations of all and provide access to an education that is seamless from Prep right through to Year 9. Our College is divided into two sub schools, Junior School for Prep to Year 4 students, and Senior School for Year 5 to Year 9 students. Inspirational teaching and quality learning are the cornerstones of our school, and we have an outstanding team who support and challenge students to achieve their full potential. Staff provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students and work in collaborative teams to cater for the individual needs of all students. All teachers and support staff work hard to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century designs, including ICT rich environments and personalised learning for all students.

Point Cook College has exemplary programs and is seen as a prominent school in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy, STEM, and sport, together with Indonesian and Japanese languages, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. The curriculum and teaching strategies at our College encourage our students to have high expectations of themselves and their work, and to produce their best.

The Student Leadership systems at Point Cook College provide students from all year levels with leadership training and skill development, and there are many opportunities for students to experience positions of responsibility. Our students relish the opportunity to make decisions, take on responsibility and have an input into the direction of the College.

At Point Cook College we know that all students are different. We know that students thrive when provided with learning opportunities that recognise their needs and special abilities. Our High Achievers Program (HAP), offers Year 7-9 students a more advanced and challenging curriculum, which is closely aligned with their abilities. It emphasises higher-level thinking skills, problem-solving skills and academic achievement. The program allows students to progress through school with their peers, whilst ensuring they are provided with curriculum and extracurricular activities appropriate for their learning style that challenges them to further develop their talents and potential capacity.

The Point Cook College Athlete Development Program (ADP) is offered to students in Years 7-9. It is a complete sport education and training program that further develops students’ physical and mental capacity both as athletes and learners. The program’s key focus is development that inspires and challenges students to be the best they can be whilst exposing them to the requirements of an elite athlete.

The wellbeing of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us. We create a positive school climate, applying the philosophies of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) which allows us to respond positively to student behaviour. The high calibre Wellbeing team consists of social workers, counsellors, ES – Integration aides and DET SSSO staff who provide support and guidance for our students, staff and families.

Our state-of-the-art facility provides the very best in contemporary educational design and promotes active student-centered learning through the creation of adaptable, functional spaces. The school operates under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, as such the College has been financed, designed and constructed by the private sector to high contractual standards, allowing Principals and teachers to focus on student learning, rather than asset management.

The College is a designated Community Hub and we encourage community use. We offer programs through a partnership with the YMCA, Community Hub Australia and Cushman & Wakefield. The relationships between the staff, students, parents and the community are a fundamental strength of Point Cook College. Parent involvement and participation in a variety of College activities are a significant feature of our College life which we actively encourage and greatly value. There is a common community interest to work towards the provision of quality education for all students at Point Cook College.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

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