Graduate Teacher Program

Graduate Teacher Program

Schools (Government) | Geelong, VIC, AU

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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 of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. 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

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

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


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.

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Wallington is situated in a semi-rural setting. It is approximately 6 km from Ocean Grove to our south and 7 km from Leopold to our west. The school provides a focal point for the local community and we enjoy a wide range of community participation at the school. There has been a school on the site since 1868 so we have a long tradition of community involvement.
The community of Wallington is largely made up of `small acreage allotments’, designed for a low-density population. This factor creates a stable enrolment for the school. However, the size, rural aspect, magnificent environment, and positive reputation of the school have attracted many students from a wider area.
The school comprises of a modern main administration area and classrooms. The addition of a new Multi- Purpose Room, Arts Centre and kitchen facility has provided the school with a space that is open and flexible and can be used by classes for a wide range of learning activities. The flexibility is enhanced with the building allowing for the combining of the indoor and outdoor learning areas.
The playground is spacious and provides our students with sufficient area to stimulate their imaginations in a safe environment. Incorporated in the playground is a passive area where children who want a quiet area to play can go. The school also has a large oval that is used for sporting events such as cross country, Friday sport, and a range of other activities.
The strengths of the school are many and include such things as the size of the school population, the ability of the staff to work as a team and to support each other through their planning, commitment and willingness to embrace new ideas and methods, the family atmosphere that exists in the school and the development of innovative programs which challenge and engage students in their learning. A major focus of the program is the delivery of a differentiated curriculum to ensure that all students are catered for and supported in their learning at Wallington Primary School.
The smaller student population allows us to provide many activities that involve the whole school. Theme days, Special Events such as the Children’s Fair, Science Days etc. highlight the inclusive culture of the school. These days provide the students with the opportunity to work in multi age groupings and to interact with other teachers.
Priorities of the school are:

High expectations of all students
Strong literacy and numeracy sk