Ongoing Graduate Teacher - Generalist Primary - Taylors Lakes Primary School

Location Profile

Taylors Lakes Primary School is one of the larger primary schools in the north western City of Brimbank.

Our school was established in 1989 and has grown from 169 students, peaked at 901 students in 1995, and has a current enrolment of 720. 

The school population is predominantly English speaking with a significant number of bi-lingual children.

The school is centrally located within the developed residential area of Taylors Lakes.  It shares a site with Taylors Lakes Secondary College and the Barbary Crescent Pre-School and this facilitates interaction between the secondary college and the pre-school.

Our priorities are Literacy and Numeracy, ICT and developing a strong Performance and Development Culture.

Our school promotes a strong and supportive learning environment with Student Welfare also being a high priority for our school.

Guiding Principles

Our school enjoys a strong reputation within the community.  There is a positive atmosphere nurtured by the school administration, enthusiastic staff, students and parents.

The community values high academic standards, the school's commitment to ensuring that all children are supported to reach their full potential and sensitivity to children's individual needs.  The school has developed an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect with shared educational responsibility between parents, teachers and students.

The school aims to deliver learning programs of excellence within which students achieve success and develop personal pride in their performance.


Taylors Lakes Primary School offers excellent comprehensive and sequential programs in the key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, The Arts, Humanities, ICT, Health and Physical Education.

These programs are complimented by Instrumental Music, Camping and Student Welfare.

Our school is extremely well resourced in ICT and all classrooms possess an Interactive Whiteboard. Each classroom has at least four computers in it as well as access to a trolley with net books connected to it.  Our school's  ICT lab allows our students to receive extra opportunities to access computers and technology.


The school facilities comprise permanent and relocatable buildings.  There are six quality permanent buildings comprising two separate blocks for Administration and Library and Art/Craft, Music and Physical Education.  There are three blocks of open plan classrooms that have excellent withdrawal, wet and storage areas.    A fourth permanent building houses a further seven classrooms.  Portable classrooms linked to the main buildings by concrete pathways and covered ways provide additional classroom spaces.  A Pre-school operates within the school grounds.

Our grounds are well developed and include gardens, seating, trees, additional grassed areas and three adventure playground areas, two asphalted basketball courts and the redeveloped oval provides for active sports and games.

Fully operational canteen and before/after school care programs and vacation care program operate out of the building that includes our school gymnasium.

Future Directions

Taylors Lakes Primary School is proud of its achievement in its brief history and looks forward with confidence to the challenges of the future.  A culture of cooperation between parents and staff is well established with extremely high levels of satisfaction indicated in annual Parent Opinion Surveys.

We will continue to provide our students with a safe and attractive learning environment.  The school emphasises the development of sound literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and physical health and well being that will empower our students with the appropriate skills to cope with their future.

In the next 3 years our major priorities will be:

Student Welfare




Program Benefits 

This position attracts an incentive payment of $5,650 (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment. 

Other Information

School Tours available on Friday September 15th at 4:30pm and Monday October 2nd at 4:30pm.  

Please email Chris Sevior, Principal, to confirm attendance.  Email: [email protected]

Interviews will take place October 10th - 12th.


The primary focus of the range 1 classroom teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels and the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. 

These teachers teach a range of students/classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programs.  Range 1 classroom teachers are skilled teachers who operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and may have responsibility for the supervision and training of one or more student teachers. 

At range 1, teachers participate in the development of school policies and programs and assist in the implementation of school priorities.  
The focus of a range 1 classroom teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice.  New entrants to the teaching profession in their initial teaching years receive structured support, mentoring and guidance from teachers at higher levels. 

Under guidance, new entrants to the teaching profession will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects and are expected to participate in induction programs and other professional learning activities that are designed to ensure the integration of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the school. 

Teachers at range 1 are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate in policy development, project teams and the organization of co-curricular activities. 


Core responsibilities include: 

  • Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or courses of study 
  • Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a year level 
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas 
  • Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes 
  • Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress 
  • Implementing effective student management consistent with the school charter. 
  • Working with a mentor to participate in professional development planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional portfolio 

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to: 

  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs 
  • Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs 

Who May Apply 

To be eligible to apply for a position advertised through the Teacher Graduate Recruitment program, a teacher must:  

  • have completed their course requirements and graduated in the last 4 years, and 
  • not be employed as a teacher by the department at the time the advertised position is to commence 

Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. 

Conditions of Employment 

All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements. 

The appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check. 

A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided. 

Eligibility for incentive payments: 

  • The successful candidate is committing to a minimum of 1 year employment at this school 
  • The successful candidate will not be a Graduate Teacher Incentive recipient from a previous vacancy 
  • The successful candidate must not be employed as a teacher by the Department at the time the advertised position is to commence 

Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at 

Selection Criteria 

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the capacity to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated capacity to respond to student learning needs. 

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.  

SC3    Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents. 

SC4    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.    

SC5    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated capacity to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching. 

SC6 Demonstrated interest in working with students with Special needs. 

EEO AND OHS Commitment 

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines). 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: [email protected] 

Child Safe Standards 

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at: 

Child Safe Standards: Policy | 

DET Values 

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DE’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DE’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DE values is available at: 


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program complete.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
  • Work rights:
    Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident,
  • Locations:
    Victoria, Melbourne, Melbourne



    Jan 2024 (approx)

  • accepts international


  • Closing Date:2nd Oct 2023, 12:59 pm


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