Teacher Agriculture, Yass High School

$72,263 - $127,157 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Yass NSW 2582, Australia
  • 25 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service Job category:

Schools | Teachers

Job location:

Illawarra & South Coast

Job reference number: 00008NHS Number of positions: 1 Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at up to $127,157.00. Base salary ranges from $72,263.00 to $114,720.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience. Contact: 02 6226 1711 - Andrew Facer Closing date: 08/12/2021 - 04:00 PM Principal network: Yass Staffing area: Queanbeyan School name: Yass High School FTE: 1.000


Yass High School is an inclusive, comprehensive and growing school close to Canberra with an enrolment that has varied around 520 in 2021 with 11% Aboriginal students.

The school benefits from strong community relationships and is committed to a personalized success pathway for every student.

Yass High School is proud of the inclusivity of our programs and facilities.

Our students benefit from a broad curriculum that provides post-school opportunities in academic, technological, vocational and creative fields.

Our recently constructed STEM building is a centre of learning that develops students’ collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication as 21st century learners.

All students at Yass High School learn and are encouraged by well-qualified, experienced teachers who work collaboratively to ensure dynamic course delivery and enriched learning.

We have a Trade Centre for vocational courses such as Metals, Timber and Hospitality which is a popular career direction for many students.

Our Agriculture farm enables students to learn the skills relating to animal management and horticulture, both very appropriate to our rural setting.

Our growing Support Unit includes three Learning Hub classes and one SLC (Supported Learning Centres) in 2021 as re-engagement, flexible learning spaces.

Yass High School’s culture of high expectations and wellbeing underpins the individual guidance we offer each to student to help them select courses appropriate to their personal aptitudes, interests and aspirations.

Our rich curriculum is ever-evolving and extensive to ensure it is relevant to today’s world, and continues to encourage students to think deeply and logically, and to excel at both independent and team work.

Yass High School graduates young people who use their skills and experiences to care for their community, seize opportunities with confidence and embrace difficulties as they build success and make positive contributions to the world beyond school.

Selection Criteria

  • Approval to teach 7-12 Agriculture and 7-10 Science. Approval to teach or preparedness to undertake VET teacher training in Primary Industries-General Agriculture providing the qualification entry benchmark is met
  • Ability to work collaboratively to manage the complex needs of the school farm and plan for future development of curriculum, livestock and equipment.
  • Capacity to contribute to the development of differentiated faculty programs to increase engagement and learning outcomes for students.
  • Capacity to build positive relationships with students, staff and the wider community, through promoting and contributing to agricultural enterprises and activities including show teams.


An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalizing the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

Special Notes

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

It is anticipated that this position will commence on day 1 of the 2022 school year

To ensure that your application complies with the guidelines page limits, your attachments must be in PDF format.

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels.

The guidelines are in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020.

The guidelines are located at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria.html