Digital Technologies Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Karratha WA, Australia
  • 10 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region
Karratha Senior High School
Teacher - Digital Technologies
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH703190

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022

Are you a passionate and talented secondary teacher seeking a unique opportunity to be part of a growing school?

Karratha Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a dedicated and motivated Teacher – Digital Technologies to join their friendly teaching team.

The successful applicant will be a dedicated and motivated educator who has the ability to provide high quality digital technologies teaching and learning programs that are as diverse and varied as the needs of our students.

Applicants should be well versed in the Western Australian Curriculum for technologies and be able to develop and deliver courses to students of varying ability levels.

As a Teacher of Digital Technologies, you should feel confident in your skills and abilities to encourage student passion and appreciation for digital technologies by relating student learning to real-world situations and industry.

To be successful in this role, you will facilitate a learning experience that supports students to become confident, curious and critical users of digital and applied design technologies, as well as being creative producers of design solutions across a range of technology contexts.

As a Digital Technology teacher, you will be able to value and appreciate that in an increasingly technological and complex world, students need to be able to critically analyse and creatively respond to design challenges and problems.

Specific knowledge and skills in the delivery of one or more of the following technologies is highly desirable: understanding of computer hardware and software, robotics, aviation studies, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills, online platforms, engineering and design concepts, coding languages and networking.

The capacity to teach one or more of the above listed technologies at an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) level is desirable.

Karratha SHS has a focus on academic improvement for all students. Our Teachers are expected to actively take part in Classroom Observation practices, explicitly use an Instructional Model in the planning and delivery of lessons, embed literacy and numeracy into all areas of teaching and utilise data analysis in their planning and case management of students.

Our school has a population of approximately 1300 students and is situated on a state of the art, dynamic and revolutionary campus, which was completed in 2013, with an additional state of the art Technologies block currently under construction to be ready in 2023. Students at Karratha SHS come from all contributory primary schools as well as those from across Australia.

Many families move to Karratha and surrounding townships such as Dampier, Point Samson, Roebourne and Wickham to work in the diverse mining, tourism and retail industries in the region.

The school motto “Towards Tomorrow” ensures that the school’s curriculum focuses on preparing all students for the future.

The motto embraces the aim of nurturing responsible and caring individuals in order that they are fully prepared for success in a rapidly changing world.

At Karratha SHS, students, parents, staff and all other stakeholders work together to support all activities that form part of the learning program at the school.

Through this partnership, we share the responsibility for the growth and development of our students, striving to make our school a safe, respectful, innovative and exciting learning environment.

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 Karratha 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:

You are encouraged to contact Mario Tufilli, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Karratha, by telephoning (08) 9182 6900 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Mario Tufilli on 0436 862 358.

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 maximum five (5) page statement 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 five (5) 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; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • hold full, non-practising or provisional registration with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full, non-practising 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 Monday, 11 October 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Karratha
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-11 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

11 Oct, 2021