VCE English Teacher

Job Title: VCE English Teacher
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydenham, Victoria, Australia
Industry: Education
Salary: AU$75000 - AU$115000 per annum
Start Date: 15/7/24
Reference: TRD-2024-913_1719805453
Contact Name: Tahlia de Van der Schueren
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jul 01, 2024

Job Description

About the Role:
A fantastic opportunity is open for a VCE English teacher to become part of a Catholic senior school near Taylor's Hill in Melbourne's West. This position is focused on instructing students in years 11-12 in a full-time, ongoing role starting in Term 3, 2024.

Key duties:

  • Designing and delivering lessons that align with the VCE English curriculum including teaching key concepts, texts, and skills prescribed for Units 1-4.
  • Selecting appropriate texts, including novels, plays, poetry, and non-fiction, for study based on VCAA guidelines.
  • Teaching students how to critically analyse these texts, including exploring themes, characters, literary techniques, and socio-cultural contexts.
  • Teaching students how to write analytical essays, including structuring arguments, incorporating textual evidence, and developing critical interpretations. Providing guidance on essay planning, drafting, and revision.
  • Instructing students in the analysis of language use in a variety of texts, including media articles, speeches, and advertisements
  • Facilitating class discussions, debates, and oral presentations to develop students' oral communication skills and critical thinking abilities.
  • Planning and implementing strategies to prepare students for VCE English examinations, including the end-of-year exam (Units 3-4).
  • Differentiating instruction to meet the diverse learning needs of students.
  • Collaborating with colleagues, including other VCE English teachers and faculty members, to share resources, strategies, and best practices for teaching VCE English effectively.

Skills & Experience:

  • Completed relevant Qualifications in Education
  • Maintain a valid and up-to-date VIT registration
  • Have unrestricted working rights in Australia
  • Demonstrate previous experience in teaching VCE English
  • Ability to provide contact details for two education-based references from within the last 5 years (student-teacher mentors are acceptable).


  • Commencing as a full-time, ongoing position in 2024
  • Instructing VCE students in both years 11 and 12
  • Engaging with accessible and transparent leadership
  • Contributing to the planning and coordination of the Science faculty
  • Salary commensurate with demonstrated expertise and time commitment

The School:

  • Around 900 students spanning year 11 and 12
  • An approachable management team and smaller team structures facilitating effective planning and support
  • Abundant opportunities for professional development
  • Excellent facilities for both students and staff

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-calibre 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:

To apply, follow the link provided or apply on our website

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


We welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of the organisations we partner with, and the people they support. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people with disability and lived experience to apply.