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Job Title : Teacher - Home Economics


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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH680460

This is a nine (9) month fixed term, part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing in Term 2, 2021 with possible extension and/or permanency

Are you a passionate and dedicated Home Economics Teacher?

Melville Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Home Economics Teacher to join their dynamic and vibrant school.

As a Teacher – Home Economics, you will use your interpersonal skills and ability to provide students with the highest quality curriculum delivery within the Home Economics Area. The successful applicant will ideally be skilled in instructional and curriculum design, possess a strong knowledge of Western Australian curriculum and will be highly informed of the latest developments within this domain.

The successful applicant will be a dedicated, motivated and passionate educator with the ability to deliver high quality teaching and learning programs which engage students in their learning and develop essential skills for success at school and in life. Applicants will desirably have an excellent understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum and the necessary knowledge and skills to teach Home Economics / Food Technologies across Year 7 – 12 to students of varying ability levels to promote successful outcomes. Applicants will be excited by the strong opportunities that exist at Melville SHS for professional growth and development and for aspirant leaders.

The successful applicant will be reflective in assessing the effectiveness of their teaching practice and cultivate a safe and encouraging learning environment. You will set yourself and your students high expectations, possess a commitment to excellence and use a range of pedagogies to enhance outcomes for students. You will be adaptive and self-motivated and prepared to enthusiastically embrace new opportunities.

Melville Senior High School is a vibrant multicultural school that provides students with a world class education. We are an independent public school that has a fantastic energy - where creativity and joy for learning are readily apparent. Our school provides opportunities for intellectual, physical, creative and social development, with high-quality teaching and strong pastoral care relationships.

Our school offers students access to our highly regarded programs including an academic Gifted and Talented Selective Entrance Program. Our school has approved specialist programs in aviation studies, graphic design media, and netball. Our school has a school-based merit-selected Academic Extension Course and a widely acclaimed Music in Focus program. We are also an intensive English centre and are home to an International Fee-paying Student program.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Melville Senior High School can be found by visitingwww.melville.wa.edu.auor Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications

For further job related information:

Please contact Deirdre Lewis, Program Coordinator – Technologies, by 0417 909 510 or emailing Deirdre.lewis@education.wa.edu.au

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position. (Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or trb.wa.gov.au.


Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) Friday, 23 April 2021