Department of Education
00014341 Pilbara Education Region
Nullagine Primary School
Teacher - LOTE - Aboriginal Languages
Teacher, $71,137 - $106,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH636031

This is a thirty-six (36) month fixed term, part-time (0.2FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2020.

Do you want to make a positive difference?

Nullagine Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint a hardworking and motivated Martu Wangka Teacher to join our friendly and supportive team.

The successful applicant will possess excellent interpersonal skills, be highly proficient in classroom management and be able to provide an innovative teaching and learning program in LOTE, which engages and motivates students. This person will also be responsible for planning, teaching, assessing and reporting of students based upon the Australian Curriculum.

Nullagine PS is set in the picturesque town of Nullagine - 200 km North of Newman and 100 km South of Marble Bar. It is in a very spectacular part of the Pilbara, surrounded by rugged spinifex covered hills which are dotted with abandoned mine shafts. During the good rain years, the waterholes and wildflowers are spectacular. Access to the town is by unsealed roads.

The school serves the Irrungadji Community of Martu people and children of service workers. We cater for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 in 3 classes with students grouped around phases of development. The Martu students all have English as a Second Language and Aboriginal English is the first dialect of English they speak. Standard Australian English is used only in the school setting.

The school employs local people to provide nutrition and uniform programs. Health (Nutrition and Personal Hygiene) and Physical Education is an ongoing focus for the whole school. All students are encouraged to promote making healthy choices through a variety of strategies. Local people are also

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 Nullagine PS can be found by visiting Schools Online.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Greg Yeo, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Nullagine, by telephoning (08) 08 9176 2023 or emailing During the school holidays you can contact Greg on 0455 302 023.

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.


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;
  • 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, 13 July 2020.



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.2
LOCATION: Nullagine
CLOSING DATE: 2020-07-13 4:30 PM