Vocational Major Numeracy Senior Teacher

Job Title: Vocational Major Numeracy Senior Teacher
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydenham
Industry: Education
Salary: AU$75000 - AU$115000 per annum
Start Date: Now
Reference: TRD-2024-806_1716360699
Contact Name: Tahlia de Van der Schueren
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 22, 2024

Job Description

About the Role:
A fantastic opportunity is open for a Vocational Major teacher specialising in Mathematics, to become part of a fantastic Catholic senior school near Taylor's Hill in Melbourne's West. This position is focused on instructing students in years 11-12 that are on an alternative path of learning to VCE, teaching Foundation Mathematics, with a flexible begin date this term. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of a strong Senior Catholic School community.

Key duties:

  • Design and develop lesson plans, assignments, and assessments aligned with the English curriculum, including VCE Literature requirements. This involves selecting appropriate texts, creating engaging learning activities, and ensuring alignment with educational standards.
  • Deliver effective and engaging instruction to students in English language and literature. This may include teaching literary analysis, writing skills, grammar, vocabulary, and critical thinking.
  • Teach students how to critically analyse literary texts, including novels, poems, plays, and non-fiction. This involves helping students understand literary devices, themes, characters, plot structures, and historical contexts.
  • Provide instruction and feedback on writing skills, including essay writing, creative writing, and analytical writing.
  • Assist students in preparing for VCE Literature exams, including the development of exam strategies, practice exams, and review sessions.
  • Establish and maintaining a positive and productive learning environment, including managing student behaviour, promoting respect and collaboration, and addressing disciplinary issues as needed.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development to stay informed about best practices in English education, curriculum updates, and educational research.

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/Literature
  • 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 early Term 2
  • Terrific school facilities
  • Instructing VCE students in both years 11 and 12
  • Engaging with accessible and transparent leadership
  • Contributing to the planning and coordination of the English faculty
  • Salary commensurate with demonstrated expertise and time commitment

The School:

  • Around 900 students spanning year 11 and 12
  • 5 minutes walk from public transport/train
  • Excellent facilities
  • 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 Tahlia Schueren 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.

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