Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Bicton Primary School
Teacher - Primary - Music
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH679444 

This is a permanent part-time (0.8FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021.

Bicton Primary School (PS) is seeking a passionate Music Specialist Teacher to join our team. As a valuable member of the teaching staff and community, you will need to exhibit a knowledge of how to plan, teach and assess the Western Australian Curriculum in Music for students from Pre-Primary to Year 6.

As our Music Specialist, the successful applicant will ideally possess experience leading and conducting a choir and being involved in the massed choir or One Big Voice. You will be responsible for promoting and developing a visible presence of music within our school community including opportunities such as music assemblies and performances. The Music Specialist will also coordinate the instrumental music program in the school on behalf of “The School for Instrumental Music”.

Our Music Specialist will need to be able to work within a distributed leadership model that incorporates our Administration Team, Team Leaders, Curriculum Leaders and Special Project Leaders. You will need to be collaborative and work with Year Level Teams as well as the Specialist Team. We have a high focus on developing Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and are seeking a Music Specialist with high level interpersonal skills who is willing to continue to develop their EQ.

Bicton PS is located in the established suburb of Bicton, 6km east of Fremantle, near the beautiful Swan River. The school was opened in 1904. As an independent public school, Bicton Primary is shaping the future of our children with a focus on success for all students, high quality teaching and leadership and building school community partnerships.

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 Bicton Primary School 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 Kerryn Woodhouse, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9205 5800 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.


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 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 Monday, 17 May 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.8
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-17 4:30 PM