English/VCE English Teacher

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • 07/01/2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching

Job Description

Location Profile

The Northern College of the Arts & Technology, (NCAT), caters for Year 10-12 and post secondary students in Melbourne's North seeking a specialised education in the Visual Arts, Design, Photography, Performing Arts or Trades and Technologies. As well as being a Senior College it is also an RTO running over 26 VET programs from Certificate II to IV and Diploma level.

NCAT provides individualised programs and pathways for students wanting to pursue further study, employment or training in areas such as Art, Multimedia, Animation, Digital Imaging, Fashion & Graphic Design, Audio/Music Production & Engineering, Dance, Music, Live Production & Events Management, Manufacturing, Automotive, Electro-Technology, Integrated Technologies, Engineering, Plumbing, Furniture & Musical Instrument Production, Building & Construction, and Sport & Fitness.

From Year 10 students can choose to follow an Arts or a Technology or stream and then continue to specialize at Years 11 and 12 where they can do VCE, VET or specialist integrated VCAL programs. Post Year 12 students can do Certificate IV programs in Design, Visual Arts and Photography and the Diploma of Photography and Photoimaging

As well as running programs for its own full-time students, NCAT is also a regional provider of VET training to over 500 students from 40 other state and private schools that come for training one day per week.

NCAT has specialist Arts facilities includes purpose-built studios for drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, fabric and textiles disciplines as well as Apple Mac labs. In the area of Music NCAT has 10 fully equipped music practice rooms, 2 midi labs, its own music recording studio, large Music recital room and performing arts centre. It runs all VCE Music subjects, as well as the VET Certificate II, III, and IV in Music and the Certificate III and IV in Sound Production. NCAT is the only training provider in Australia running the Certificate III and IV in Musical Instrument Making and Repair.

The college is a recognized leader in Technology Education with Leading School status. Its VET programs are highly regarded for the quality and innovativeness of the delivery and the close links with industry. NCAT has unique, cutting edge $17 million trades and technology facilities including a $12m Trade Training Centre, with extensive sustainable and renewable energy areas for green-specific skill development. Facilities include extensive workshop for Automotive, Building & Construction, Engineering, Electrotechnologies, Furniture/Wood, Integrated Technologies/ Robotics & Telecommunications, Musical Instrument Making & Repair and Plumbing.

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 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

Other Information

In addition to posting your application online, please eamil your application to ncat@education.vic.gov.au.

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.


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