Teacher Grad Recruit Program

Schools (Government) | Posted 14-10-2021

Melbourne VIC (Web Programmer)

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1244990

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.

SC6 Demonstrated knowledge and capacity to teach and learn in a multi-age school environment. Demonstrated capacity to implement the school's values of respect, responsibility, gratitude, empathy and excellence.


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

Meet the Principal Team - Q&A

Monday 25th October - 10:00am

Hosted by Michael Downing


Monday, 25 Oct, 2021 10:00 am | 45 minutes | (UTC+11:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Meeting number: 2651 062 8328

Password: 9nqMKmU6xK6

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Dial 26510628328@eduvic.webex.com

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Directions for required vaccinations for education workers

The Victorian Chief Health Officer has issued directions for required vaccinations for education workers. These directions are specific to education workers and supersede those for other authorised workers.

An education worker is:

  • any person who is employed by an education operator to work in an education facility (including teachers, early childhood educators and educational support staff)
  • a person contracted to work at an education facility and who will or may be in close proximity to children, students or staff, whether or not engaged by the education operator including casual relief teachers, Breakfast Club suppliers, IT personnel, NDIS providers and auditors (but does not include delivery personnel)
  • the staff of the Department of Education and Training who attend an education facility (such as allied health personnel or Authorised Officers);
  • the staff of any other entity who attends an education facility
  • volunteers that attend an education facility and that work in close proximity to children, students or staff (including parent helpers); and
  • students on placements at an education facility

All education workers are required:

  • by 18 October to have had a first dose of the vaccine or produce evidence of a booking to receive a vaccine by 25 October 2021
  • by 29 November 2021 to be fully vaccinated unless a medical exemption applies, and to show evidence of their vaccination status

Principals and school workforces will receive more information shortly to support the implementation of these requirements.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your colleagues and students and the whole school community. It will also help slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent future outbreaks in our schools.

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


Ascot Vale Primary School, established in 1885, is located 6km North West from the Melbourne CBD and is situated within the South-Western Region of the Department of Education & Training as one of 24 schools within the Moonee Valley Network of schools. The current multi-age structure commenced in 1984 with support from the school community and continues to be a strong feature of the way we learn together. Two or three classes combine to make a unit of children from several year levels or age groups. Teachers are assigned to a class of children of similar year levels and combine with a different age group where possible to form a multi-age unit of learners. The multiage combinations across the school currently are: Unit 1: P/1/2, Unit 2: 3/4 & 5/6, Unit 3: P/1 /2, Unit 4: 3 / 4 & 5/6, Unit 5: P/1/2, Unit 6: 3/4 & 5/6.

The school currently has an enrolment of 276 students. The school will be closely monitoring enrolments and liaising with regional staff over the coming years to comfortably accommodate the students enrolled in the school.

Ascot Vale PS has a Student Family Occupation and Education (SFOE) index of 0.1619. This measure determines levels of socio-economic backgrounds and correlating levels of student educational needs in Victorian Government schools. The index for Ascot Vale PS suggests that levels of disadvantage are low in comparison with other schools.

The school facilities are made up of a mix of historic and modern structures and designs. The School Council and community collaborate to maintain the grounds at the school. The School recently underwent a $1.795 million Capital Works program that improved several areas of the school’s buildings and grounds. The grounds offer both active and passive areas for student play, a grassed area with gardens, two adventure playgrounds, plexi-pave basketball court, sand pit, synthetic oval with running track, water tanks, a Play POD (a refurbished shipping container housing recycled, clean industrial waste that the children can use creatively) and a circular performance or outdoor learning deck. The school has an open gate approach that enables community groups and families to use and take care of the school facilities outside of school hours.

The current staff structure includes: 2 Principal Class, 1 Learning Specialist, 14.15 Teacher Class and 3.42 Education Support Staff.

Ascot Vale PS continues to have a much celebrated and noticeable community spirit. A dedicated and talented staff, together with supportive parents, work hard to continually improve the school around identified, and agreed, priorities. The school operates an active School Council and a Parent Representative system for each Unit. Community groups also use the school facilities for sporting / fitness, artistic or cultural pursuits. The school welcomes community and parent volunteers, when we can, who dedicate spare time to assist in a variety of ways, adding much value to the school such as, mentoring children who need 1:1 support, working bees, preparing fresh fruit on Fridays, camps and excursions, classroom assistance, School Council and committees.

Ascot Vale PS is well equipped to work collaboratively with its team of dedicated community members towards achieving the goals, targets and key improvement strategies outlined in the School Strategic Plan (2019-2022), highlighted by:
  • Improving learning growth of all students, particularly in literacy and numeracy
  • Activating student voice, agency and leadership
  • Strengthening the collective efficacy and practices within a Professional Learning Community
  • Developing an evidence-based pedagogy

School Strategic Planning Documents link: http://avps.vic.edu.au/school-strategic-planning.html