Agriculture Education Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Cunderdin WA, Australia
  • 15 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Tertiary

Job Description

Independent Public School - Wheatbelt Education Region
WA College Of Agriculture - Cunderdin
Teacher - Agriculture Education
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH703991

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

(Teachers seeking part time or fixed term opportunities should also apply)

Subsidised accommodation is available for eligible applicants

About our fantastic College:

The WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin (WACOA - Cunderdin) is seeking to appoint a highly skilled Agriculture Teacher (Plant Production Systems, Biology and/or Animal Production systems) to deliver Senior School Agriculture courses.

We will also consider an internal secondment opportunity for permanent teachers in other locations within the Department of Education who would like to work at our school for up to three years, and retain their substantive position.

If this interests you, please gain the approval of your Principal before applying.

The WACOA - Cunderdin provides Year 11 and 12 students with a unique educational experience focused on innovation and excellence and was awarded the 2020 WA School of the Year for WACE Attainment.

The College is located adjacent to the Wheatbelt town of Cunderdin, 160kms east of Perth. To learn more about our unique location visit the Shire of Cunderdin.

Students are offered the opportunity to achieve the best possible educational outcomes within the context of a commercially operating farm, state of the art trade training workshops and a 140 bed residential facility.

Our students have access to flexible pathways setting them up for successful careers in agricultural and related industries.

Individual learning abilities are well catered for with carefully selected course offerings across the trade training and curriculum areas.

Graduates from the College are equipped with the skills to become successful, well rounded individuals who can make a positive contribution to their community.

Further information about WA College of Agriculture - Cunderdin can be found by visiting our Facebook page, Instagram page, our website or Schools Online.

About the role:

Our ideal applicant will have high expectations, display a commitment to excellence, use a range of pedagogies and have the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students in the delivery of programs.

You will ideally be flexible and adaptive, able to apply the strategies to differentiate lessons where necessary, utilise Explicit Direct Instruction and other evidence-based instructional models to ensure students have ownership and accountability of their individual learning journey and progress.

You will ideally be able to contextualise course materials to reflect the College context and embed data from the Farm area of the College within your programs. Applicants with experience teaching ATAR Plant Production Systems, Biology and/or Animal Production systems, will be highly regarded.

It is an exciting time to be involved in the ‘Class’ area of our College. Our committed and dynamic team of highly capable practitioners are developing a context-specific teaching framework which will embed STEM critical thinking processes and practices and incorporate evidence-based teaching practices such as Explicit Direct Instruction pedagogies.

The ideal applicant will be committed to this journey and have expertise in these areas to contribute.

The benefits

Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:

  • 5 percent employer contributions to superannuation;
  • 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays);
  • more than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave; and
    subsidised relocation and accommodation costs (as applicable).

Application Process

In the first instance, only applicants with teaching qualifications will be considered. Where there are no suitable applicants with teaching qualifications, applicants without teaching qualifications may be considered.

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 full time or part time vacancies (fixed term or permanent) 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.

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 Kelsey Smith, Head of Curriculum, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Cunderdin, by telephoning (08) 9635 2100 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Kelsey Smith on 0424 947 824.

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 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 thee (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, 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 Friday, 15 October 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Cunderdin
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-15 4:30 PM


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School Type

College or Tertiary

Job Closing Date

15 Oct, 2021