Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Cannington Community College
Teacher - Music - Physical Education
Teacher, $69,137 - $104,049 per annum (SEA GA 2017)


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH545507

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2019

Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges? 

Cannington Community College is seeking to appoint a passionate and committed Teacher who is capable and experienced in the areas of Music and Physical Education. The role spans both mainstream and education support.

To be suitable for this role, you will be student and relationship focused, highly motivated, innovative and able to work effectively in a team environment, as well as demonstrating an engaging and energetic teaching style. With effective interpersonal skills, you will work closely with students, teachers and the community to achieve the best educational outcomes for students.

Cannington Community College is situated in the heart of Cannington's business precinct and caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. Our experienced and highly trained teachers provide innovative and engaging lessons that motivate students to achieve their potential. The College maintains a very strong focus on numeracy and literacy whilst catering for the diverse individual needs of our students. We are the only public school of this type in the inner metropolitan area of Perth.

Our teaching programs challenge students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to become independent learners and, ultimately, to contribute meaningfully to their community. All classrooms are equipped with modern information technology facilities and teachers use teaching strategies that have been proven to bring the best results. Our Big picture Education program in year 10 enables eligible students to learn via a workplace based model. Students in year 10 can also engage in formal trade trading.

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 Cannington Community 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 Michael Todd, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9351 2400 or emailing

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.

You are required to attach a personal resume and covering letter outlining your skills and experiences in relation to the position. 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.

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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; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • be eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). 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 Wednesday, 8 August 2018.



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Cannington
CLOSING DATE: 2018-08-08 4:30 PM