Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Coastal Lakes College
Teacher - Science
Teacher, $71,137 - $106,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH635347

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021

Are you an inspirational and experienced teacher seeking a unique opportunity to join a team committed to establishing a culture of high care and engagement? 

Coastal Lakes College is an Independent Public School (IPS) seeking to appoint a dedicated, highly competent and enthusiastic Science teacher with excellent interpersonal skills. The successful applicant will be committed to promoting and fostering student engagement and academic achievement in a supportive environment where success is celebrated. Flexibility in a new college will be essential as well as a commitment to personal and professional growth. The successful applicant will demonstrate high standards of professionalism and will embrace opportunities for collaboration within the college community and neighbouring schools.

The successful applicant for this position will be student and relationship focused, innovative and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively in team environments. You will demonstrate the professional knowledge, understandings and experience to develop and implement an engaging and relevant secondary school Science curriculum. As an expert practitioner you will have demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and engage in regular self-reflection. Another key attribute is the ability to create environments conducive to learning and provide educational opportunities that are purposeful and relevant, catering for different student learning needs.

The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to develop innovative classroom practices utilising the college’s cutting edge Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and demonstrate an understanding of High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS). In this environment you will provide integrated, personalised and authentic learning experiences for students.

The college has a strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) focus, working in an innovative partnership with its local primary schools and community organisations. A commitment to the college’s emphasis on pastoral care and co-curricular programs such as Zones of Regulation and You Can Do It will be essential as well as active promotion of the college’s vision, motto and values within the college and the wider community.

Coastal Lakes College located in Lakelands, a south western suburb of Perth in the City of Mandurah, opened in 2019 and will cater for students in Year 7, 8 and 9 in 2021. It is a new and innovative college which includes an Inclusive Education hub for students with moderate to severe and profound disabilities and will cater for students in Years 7 to 12 by 2024 across the college. All successful applicants to Coastal Lakes College may potentially teach Inclusive Education students within their learning area.

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 Coastal Lakes College can be found by visiting or 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 Shane Easton, Associate Principal by telephoning (08) 9583 2800 or 0402975894 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 four (4) page 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 of up to three (3) pages 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; 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 Thursday, 6  August 2020.



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Lakelands
CLOSING DATE: 2020-08-06 4:30 PM