RRY417 Instrumental Music Instructor

RRY417 Instrumental Music Instructor

14 Jul
Victorian Government

14 Jul

Victorian Government


Melbourne VIC


Reference: 1160039

Location Profile

Belgrave South Primary School is located in the Dandenong Ranges, 37 km east of Melbourne. The area enjoys the benefits of living on the rural fringe of the suburbs, yet near main arterials and the rail network. Environmental planning restrictions limit the areas for future residential development in the area. The location of the school in the centre of the township helps the school maintain a very high profile with all local residents. The majority of the students live within walking distance of the school; however some students travel from surrounding areas such as Kallista, Cockatoo, Selby and Ferntree Gully.

The student population of 300 students will be catered for in fourteen classroom groups with enhancement from specialist programs in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education and LOTE Japanese is offered at all levels of the school with support from DE&T.;

Explicit teaching with differentiated learning opportunities are expected practices at Belgrave South Primary. Curriculum planning and implementation utilising the backward design framework is critical at all levels. Teachers constantly endeavour to incorporate a range of teaching strategies and learning activities based on student learning data to cater for the diversity of student learning styles and needs. The school has a well-developed program to support students who have a disability or impairment.

Literacy and Numeracy programs are the foundations for curriculum development and implementation, with the support of trained personnel. The School Wide Positive Behaviours program provides the basis of our student wellbeing programs and our students are supported by our Chaplain, Art Therapist and Social Workers. The school is actively involved in the ‘Kids Hope’ mentoring program, involving members of the local community, and encourages the use of local experts at all levels of the school curriculum.

The school provides a wide range of activities to enrich and support the curriculum at all levels. Camps, excursions, school visits, sporting events, school wide swimming, arts, production, and instrumental groups are examples of opportunities offered to students to broaden their learning, and encourage their involvement in the school community.

A major building refurbishment was completed in 2011 providing 6 new learning areas with central shared space. The school is about to embark on the construction of the community learning space and the kitchen garden precinct. The school’s technology network enables students and staff access to process information from both local and global sources. The addition of Smartboards and School iPads into Grade 5 & 6, and a Computer Lab that all grades access has enriched learning across the school.

Strong links have been established with local pre-schools. A six week transition program conducted by the school has been used as a model throughout the state. The teachers of students in Years 5 and 6 work closely with local secondary colleges to pave the way for a smooth transition, for their students, into the next phase of education.

Parents and community members are active within the school, through formal avenues such as School Council and Parent Association and in classroom support and extension programs.

Selection Criteria

KSC1: Demonstrated ability to provide outstanding instruction for instrumental music students in both individual and group lessons.

KSC2: Demonstrated ability to successfully employ flexible and adaptive approaches and constructive strategies to allow students to reach their full potential in music.

KSC3: Demonstrated ability to assist with recruiting students into, and retaining students within, the Music Program through events and engaging programa.

KSC4: Demonstrated ability to organise, lead or assist with and conduct performing arts events.


Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy. Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3. Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility. Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases. Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years. Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered. Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


Coordination of instrumental music program.

Planning special events and music programs.

Provide support and assistance for the staging of the school production.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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.

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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’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 DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

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

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