Technology Teacher - Figtree High School

$72,263 - $114,720 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Illawarra, NSW, Australia
  • 14 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service
Job Category: Schools | Teachers
Job Location: Illawarra & South Coast
Job Reference Number: 00008BVE
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at up to $127,157.00. Base salary ranges from $72,263.00 to $114,720.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience.
Contact: 02 42712787 - Karran Williamson
Closing Date: 28/07/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Lake Illawarra North
Staffing Area: Wollongong
School Name: Figtree High School
FTE: 1.000

Position Information

Figtree High School is a vibrant comprehensive school that sits near the sea on Dharawal lands beneath our two significant mountains, Djenbella (Mt Kembla) - the grandfather and Djeera (Mt Keira) - the grandmother.

Our student population of 968 reflects a culturally diverse school community, including 35 Aboriginal students, 251 students with a language background other than English, 60 students grouped as having English as an additional language and/or dialect and 35 refugee students. Our school is enriched by an onsite physical disabilities class and an autism class, as well as an offsite support unit, the Flametree Campus.

The majority of the school's equity funding will be used to support initiatives in the Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) 2021-2024, covering the three broad areas as identified through the situational analysis; i) maximising student growth and attainment, ii) striving towards excellence in teaching and learning and iii) building a school community that works collaboratively to enhance student learning and wellbeing. Additionally, a relatively smaller percentage of funding will be used to resource projects not in the SIP.

The school is held in high regard by both the local and wider community for offering a broad curriculum and achieving quality educational outcomes for students from Year 7 to Year 12. We balance our academic curriculum with wide ranging extra-curricular opportunities where students excel.

Our shared values of respect, responsibility and excellence drive the school's practices to ensure success for every student.

Our dedicated staff encompass a wide range of skills and expertise. We are an active member of the Figtree Community of Schools, the Curriculum Networks Illawarra (CNI) and the Lake Illawarra North Network.

Selection Criteria

  1. Approval to teach Food Technology, Technology Mandatory (7-8), Industrial Technology Multimedia/Photography and Information and Software Technology. Willingness to teach Design and Technology.
  2. Proven ability to develop innovative and engaging teaching programs that incorporate future-focused strategies to improve educational outcomes for all students.
  3. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively as an effective team member and proven ability to engage with whole school priorities.
  4. Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships and sensitivity to the needs of
  5. Aboriginal students and those students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.


An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

Special Notes

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines are in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines are located at:


Information Technology/Computer Sciences

School Type


Job Closing Date

28 Jul, 2021