VCE Religious Teacher

Job Title: VCE Religious Teacher
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydenham
Industry: Education
Salary: AU$75000 - AU$115000 per annum
Start Date: Term 1
Reference: TRD-2024-379_1706068308
Contact Name: Tahlia de Van der Schueren
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jan 24, 2024

Job Description

About the Role:
An exciting opportunity awaits a full-time Religious Education (RE) teacher to guide VCE students in a Catholic senior school located in Sydenham, within the western suburbs of Melbourne. This position is specifically designed for instructing students in years 11-12, with the commencement scheduled for January 2024.

Key duties:

  • Designing and developing lesson plans and instructional materials in alignment with the Catholic religious education curriculum.
  • Integrating Catholic teachings, doctrines, and values into lesson plans to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the faith.
  • Conducting engaging and informative classes to impart knowledge of Catholic theology, scripture, and religious traditions.
  • Facilitating discussions, activities, and reflective exercises to encourage students' critical thinking and personal spiritual growth.
  • Providing pastoral support and guidance to students, fostering a supportive and empathetic learning environment.
  • Collaborating with parents, guardians, and the broader community to strengthen the connection between religious education and students' lived experiences.
  • Engaging in continuous professional development to stay abreast of developments in Catholic theology, religious education pedagogy, and educational best practices.
  • Exhibit unwavering dedication to continuous professional growth and development, staying attuned to the evolving educational landscape.

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 RE in a secondary setting
  • 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 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 RE 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

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 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.

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