Department of Education
Wheatbelt Education Region
Goomalling Primary School
Teacher - Upper Primary
Teacher, $70,137 - $105,049 per annum (SEA GA 2017)

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH590137

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2019

Goomalling Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic teacher to join their school. In this role the successful applicant will support the students at Goomalling PS with improved learning outcomes through collaborative development and implementation of school based learning plans and priorities.

Suitable applicants will have the ability to work collaboratively in teacher teams, to plan and implement effective teaching and learning techniques and strategies. You will be required to be engaging professionally with colleagues and the community, provide excellence in creating and maintaining supportive and safe learning environments, while providing excellent pastoral care to students in multi-age classrooms. Inviting students to learn is an emphasis at Goomalling PS; with an Invitational Education focus on high-quality teaching and curriculum activities that engage and extend students. Goomalling PS is developing and streamlining whole school approaches to English and Mathematics and the successful applicant will need to engage with this process. The behaviour management model at the school is based on strong CMS practices.

Goomalling PS is located in the Goomalling Shire and is situated 136kms north east of Perth, Western Australia. Goomalling is historically known for wheat and sheep farming and is situated 46kms from Northam, the nearest major township. Over half of the school population live on farms and commute daily on the school bus service.

Sporting events play a major role in wheat belt towns. Goomalling PS participates in Interschool Sports Carnivals, Faction Carnivals, Swimming Carnivals and Warrior Cricket Carnival.

Goomalling PS is well supported by the P & C Association and the School Council. The school works closely and is well supported by the Shire of Goomalling and the wider Goomalling Community.

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 Goomalling Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Amanda Roe, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Goomalling, by telephoning (08) 9629 1055 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.

Your application should include:

  • A 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 outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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.

For assistance writing your application click here


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 Monday, 26 August 2019.



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Goomalling
CLOSING DATE: 2019-08-26 4:30 PM