Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Comet Bay College
Teacher - English
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH664864

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021

Comet Bay College is seeking to appoint a passionate and committed English Teacher.

The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to work across Years 7 to 12 and bring their expertise to the Learning Area, applying their knowledge of the English Western Australian Curriculum to help our students achieve outstanding results.

To be successful in this role, you will be student and relationship focused, highly motivated, innovative and able to work effectively in a team environment, as well as exhibiting an engaging and energetic teaching style. You will reflect and assess the effectiveness of your teaching practice using a variety of instructional strategies available within the College, promote an environment of active and positive learning, and provide educational opportunities and activities which enable all students to achieve their highest potential. With effective interpersonal skills, you will work closely with students, teachers and the community to achieve the best educational outcomes for students.

The staff facilities are excellent; each Learning Area is fully equipped and spacious with each teacher having access to their own iPad. Comet Bay College invests heavily in our staff and as a valued staff member, you can expect to be offered ongoing high quality, targeted professional learning opportunities aimed at supporting your professional growth as a high quality teaching professional.

The College invests heavily in technology and is a Science Technology Engineering Mathematics TDS School. We encourage and support staff to be innovative and engaging in their curriculum delivery, providing digital TVs and projectors in every room, linked to Apple TVs and supported with class sets of iPads and laptops. The College is fully networked and has the latest wireless operating system enabling staff and students to be “connected” at all times. Comet Bay College is a Gifted and Talented school and also has extension pathways in English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences years 7 to 10.

We have a highly successful Senior School are achieving above like schools in both the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) pathways. We are looking for a committed teacher who knows they can make a difference and will add to the fabric of our College.

The College also has a successful and highly competitive Australian Football Specialist Program. The Visual and Performing Arts also offer extension classes in Drama, Dance and Art to selected students in Years 7 to 10. We invest heavily in the social and emotional intelligence of our students through the Year 7 to 9 Resilience, Emotional Awareness, Careers and Health (REACH) Program and our staff and are fully committed to developing resilient young people with a healthy sense of self-worth who value education and have the confidence to seek excellence in all aspects of their lives.

Comet Bay College is a modern innovative Independent Public School that caters for Year 7 to 12 students and is located one kilometre from the coast in the vibrant community of Secret Harbour. The College boasts state of the art facilities that include specialist science laboratories, lecture theatre, fitness centre, metal fabrication, modern industrial food studio and graphics/mechatronics studio.

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 Comet Bay 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 Michael Churchman, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9553 8100 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 four (4) 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;
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position. (Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). 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 Friday, 5 March 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Secret Harbour
CLOSING DATE: 2021-03-05 4:30 PM