Design and Technology Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Woodbridge WA, Australia
  • 16 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Governor Stirling Senior High School
Teacher - Design and Technology
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH695577
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021

Are you passionate about educating young minds?

Governor Stirling Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Design and Technology Teacher, with the ability to teach in a range of design and technology courses from Years 7-12, including automotive, building and construction, and design, as well as the Specialist Engineering program.

The role focuses on instilling in students an appreciation of the design process and developing their skills and pride in the use of tools and machines in bringing those designs to fruition using a variety of materials. The successful applicant will ideally have highly developed professional knowledge in the above curriculum areas, have strong teaching and classroom management skills, and be able to develop good relationships with students and engage them in highly effective learning. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with the ability to deliver Automotive certificates would be advantageous. They will engage in professional learning and working professionally with colleagues, and ideally have strong communication and interpersonal skills, working as a member of a vibrant and enthusiastic school team.

Governor Stirling SHS, situated on the banks of the Swan River in Woodbridge, is one of the premier schools in Western Australia. Founded in 1959, the school has a rich history of student success and achievement in both the sporting and academic arenas. The new school with state-of-the-art facilities opened in 2013. Our school caters for students of varying abilities offering the Gifted and Talented academic program, full range of academic and Vocational Education Training (VET) programs and Approved Specialist Programs in Engineering, Arts media and AFL Football.

Our students enjoy a positive and culturally inclusive learning environment based on the explicit teaching of our school values. We hold high expectations for all of our students, and believe in an educational experience that promotes respect, hard work and achievement where every child is encouraged to become a person of honour and integrity. The successful applicant will uphold and promote these values, and work collaboratively with all staff to ensure the realisation of our whole-school vision.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Governor Stirling Senior High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications

For further job related information:

Please contact Leonie Squire, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 6274 0300 or emailing

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A statement of up to four (4) pages addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position.

(Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or


Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 30 July 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Woodbridge
CLOSING DATE: 2021-07-30 4:30 PM


Construction, Engineering, Architecture, and Design

School Type


Job Closing Date

30 Jul, 2021