Arts Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Hammond Park WA 6164, Australia
  • 07 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Hammond Park Secondary College
Teacher - Arts
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH702741
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022

Hammond Park Secondary College is seeking an engaging, dedicated Visual Arts Teacher to join our growing college.

An in depth understanding of the Visual Arts curriculum with a range of senior school experiences is important.

Experience with certificate and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) level courses is desirable.

The position requires a teacher who has excellent interpersonal skills and can foster positive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including students, staff and community members.

We require a teacher who has the skills to collaborate across learning areas to create innovative learning opportunities for our students, and contributes positively to our college culture.

Hammond Park Secondary College has an Instructional Framework, and a Performance Growth and Coaching Framework based on coaching and continuous feedback.

The position requires a teacher willing to grow and learn our instructional approaches and be open to observations and feedback in a supportive culture of shared practice and learning from one another.

The college also places wellbeing at the centre of what we do and has a Wellbeing Framework based on the Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Health (PERMAH) principles.

PERMAH influences our policies and procedures, and forms the curriculum taught in our Homeroom Program and within learning areas. Staff and student wellbeing is a priority and working from our strengths is important.

Teachers in the initial years may also be required to teach in their minor teaching area until the college grows and we can fully develop specialist areas.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to become a staff member of our growing, thriving college. For more information, see our Business Plan which is linked below.

Located in Hammond Park on Irvine Parade, the college opened in 2020 to Year 7 Students.

The college buildings include state of the art classrooms, a library, administration and extensive student services area. The college also features specialist facilities for performing and visual arts, science laboratories, food and textiles, design and technology workshops and a gymnasium.

The cafeteria is the hub of the central precinct and provides indoor and outdoor seating, landscaped gardens and open spaces. Multipurpose courts and oval were also included in the first stage of the build.

Stage 2 of construction will open in 2023 and include additional learning area classrooms, sports courts and playing fields. In 2022 the college will have up 600 students in Years 7-9.

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 Hammond Park Secondary College can be found by visiting 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 Joanne Willesee, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9395 3800 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Joanne Willesee on 0436 918 792.

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 four (4) page 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 of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, 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


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) on Monday, 4 October 2021




hammond park secondary college - business plan 2020-2023.pdf
information - applying for positions in public schools nov20.pdf
writing your application - guidelines for teachers.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Hammond Park
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-04 4:30 PM