Graduate Teacher - English/Humanities

Graduate Teacher - English/Humanities

Melton Secondary College in Melton


Melton Secondary College is a medium sized, single campus, co-educational school for students from Years 7 to 12. Large enough to offer diverse curriculum, the school is small enough to foster individual development. 

Our motto, Academic Excellence symbolises our commitment to celebrating academic achievement and personal growth in every student. 

Our values: Success, Team Work, Ambition, Respect and Responsibility underpin our commitment to work in partnership with parents, students and the wider community. 

High expectations, well-planned courses and high quality teaching ensure that all students progress through the curriculum in a systematic manner. Students are challenged and encouraged by highly qualified and committed teachers to achieve high academic results in both the core and co-curricular programs. The school’s commitment to professional development ensures that teaching remains energetic and reflects the modern world students will enter when they graduate. 

Our instructional model, LEARN provides a reliable framework for each lesson and curriculum has been designed using the Understanding by Design approach. We are building a highly personalised approach to student wellbeing, student voice and leadership. 

School leadership at Melton Secondary College is underpinned by values and behaviours that are aligned, supportive, positive and achievement focused. The school is seeking to appoint leaders of outstanding skill and expertise who will work together to build a culture of strong and shared leadership, live these values and turn our vision into a reality. 

For further information, or to arrange a tour of the school, please contact the Principal, David Reynolds or visit our website: 

When submitting your application please ensure that you provide the names and current contact details for three confidential referees. The panel reserves the right to contact non-nominated referees if deemed necessary. Applicants will be informed if this is required. 

Written applications must be lodged on recruitment online by the due date and may also be posted, addressed to: 

Mr David Reynolds 
Melton Secondary College 
PO Box 597 
Melton, 3337


Selection Criteria
SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of initiatives in student learning including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the ability to design curriculum programs consistent with their intent. 

SC2 Demonstrate an understanding of how students learn and effective classroom teaching strategies and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning. 

SC3 Capacity to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning. 

SC4 Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and other staff. 

SC5 Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities and a capacity to reflect on, evaluate and improve professional knowledge and practice


The primary focus of the graduate teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels. 

The focus of a graduate teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice.  Graduate teachers are new entrants to the teaching profession who in their initial teaching years receive structured support and guidance from teachers at higher level. 

Under guidance, graduate teachers will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects.  Graduate teachers are expected to participate in induction programs and general staff development activities, and in activities designed to ensure the integration of the curriculum across the school. 

Teachers at this level 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 & 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.


Other Information

  • 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


How to Apply

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School Details

Melton Secondary College 
PO Box 597 
Melton,    3337

P 9743 3322


Close Date: 11/09/2013


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