Languages Teacher, Italian

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Fremantle WA, Australia
  • 13 Sep, 2021
Part time - Permanent Teaching - Tertiary

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
John Curtin College Of The Arts
Teacher - Languages - Italian
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH703797

This is a permanent part-time (0.45FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2022

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding place to work?

John Curtin College of the Arts is seeking to appoint a dedicated, highly competent and enthusiastic Italian language teacher. We are seeking a teacher who is passionate about language learning and the opportunities it provides for young people.

The successful applicant should have high expectations and a commitment to excellence in learning and teaching. You will ideally have the professional knowledge, understanding and experience to deliver an engaging and relevant secondary school Italian language curriculum across all year groups, and ideally have experience working with very able students.

The ability to utilise a range of pedagogies, engage and motivate students and implement effective classroom management strategies to establish and maintain an active and positive classroom learning environment should be a strength of the successful candidate.

You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including fluency in the Italian language, experience in planning curriculum and effectively utilising Information Communication Technology to enhance student learning. Knowledge of the new Year 7 to 10 Western Australian curriculum is desirable.

Applicants with an understanding and/or experience teaching gifted and talented students and who are able to teach across more than one learning area will be highly regarded.

The successful applicant will ideally support the implementation of the college’s Business Plan, be committed to whole college approaches and initiatives and have a strong evidence based approach to teaching.

Adopting inclusive practices, differentiating the curriculum and building positive relationships with students, staff and the community are important components of the role.

John Curtin College of the Arts is a leader in public education. Our commitment is to not only build capacity in students’ academic pursuits but to make each child the very best person they can be by celebrating achievements in all facets of education, using creativity to promote excellence and nurture wellbeing.

Our college caters for 1800 students from Years 7 to 12. Our programs reflect our belief that all students are individual and come with different learning needs.

We offer learning experiences that motivate and extend students academically through our Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Arts Programs in Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Music Theatre and Visual Arts, as well as a school-based Academic Excellence Program.

We are a Perth Glory Academy School and our Specialist Football Program is well renowned.

We use the Arts as a vehicle for student engagement and motivation. The Arts at John Curtin is as much about providing dynamic opportunities for all students (each year we produce over 100 performances/exhibitions) as it is about developing transferable life skills such as empathy, creative and critical thinking, collaboration and the ability to communicate, all important attributes for any future pathway.

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 John Curtin College of the Arts can be found by visiting or Schools Online or by downloading the relevant attachment below.

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 Wayne Sibson, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9433 7200 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Wayne Sibson on 0438 982 318

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 four (4) 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 three (3) 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
  • 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 Tuesday, 12 October 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.45
LOCATION: Fremantle
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-12 4:30 PM


Other Subjects

School Type

College or Tertiary

Job Closing Date

12 Oct, 2021