Food Technology Teacher

Job Title: Food Technology Teacher
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Truganina, Victoria, Australia
Industry: Education
Salary: AU$75000 - AU$115000 per annum
Start Date: Term 2
Reference: TRD-2023-263_1710820490
Contact Name: Tahlia de Van der Schueren
Contact Email:
Job Published: Mar 19, 2024

Job Description

About the Role:

An exceptional opportunity is available for a committed Food Technology teacher to join a newly established school in Truganina. Catering to approximately 1200 students in years 7 and 10 across two local campuses, this school presents an excellent prospect to contribute to the development of a vibrant educational community. The institution is welcoming to both novice educators and those with extensive experience, providing dedicated learning coaching and state-of-the-art kitchen facilities across two adjacent campuses.

Key duties:

  • Work with other to develop a comprehensive food technology curriculum in alignment with educational standards and objectives for students in years 7 and 10.
  • Create engaging and informative lesson plans that cover various aspects of food technology, including cooking techniques, nutrition, and food safety.
  • Instruct students on proper food safety and hygiene practices, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment.
  • Teach students how to safely and effectively use kitchen equipment, including ovens, stovetops, knives, and other culinary tools.
  • Integrate nutrition education into the curriculum, educating students about the nutritional value of foods and promoting healthy eating habits.
  • Stay updated on current trends in the food industry, incorporating relevant and contemporary practices into the curriculum.
  • Establish and maintain a positive and organized learning environment in the kitchen, managing student behaviour effectively.
  • Collaborate with other food technology teachers, to enhance the overall culinary education experience.

Skills & Experience:

  • Must have unrestricted working rights in Australia
  • Must have a valid and up-to-date VIT registration
  • Demonstrate previous experience in teaching Primary advantageous
  • Ability to provide contact details for two education-based references from within the last 5 years (student-teacher mentors are acceptable).


  • Teaching Food technology to students in years 7 and 10
  • Join a school community that is actively growing and evolving
  • Commence Term 2, 2024
  • Receiving a salary commensurate with your demonstrated expertise, within the range of $75,000 to $115,000

The School:

  • Two large campuses, within Truganina
  • Approachable management team and smaller team structure
  • Brand new facilities
  • Collaborative planning model with professional development opportunities

Why work with Tradewind?

The Benefits:

  • Work with an organisation that is relentless in securing quality opportunities in a personalised way
  • Relevant and real information about roles
  • No joining fees/other fees
  • Resume and Key Selection Criteria assistance
  • Interview tips and preparation provided
  • Professional development by two Principal mentors on a consistent basis

Tradewind Australia is a specialist, education recruitment agency and is the preferred supplier of teachers for many schools across the greater Melbourne / Victoria region. We have a strong reputation for providing high-caliber teachers with fantastic contract opportunities and helping them to pursue rewarding careers. Our aim is to cultivate an excellent ongoing relationship with you throughout your growing career.

How to apply:

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For any queries regarding the position or application process, contact the Education Permanent Team on (03) 9110-0091


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