Department of Education
Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Governor Stirling Senior High School
Teacher - Music
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH681855

This is a permanent part-time (0.7FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021

Governor Stirling Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a hardworking and motivated Music Teacher to continue to build and develop our Music program at the school.

The successful applicant will possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills that will be used to develop and promote the school’s values and priorities across the school community. Working effectively with other teachers in the Arts Learning Area as well as demonstrating quality teaching that enables students to achieve their potential is vital. The successful applicant will work closely with students, teachers and the community to achieve the best educational outcomes for students both in the classroom and in the instrumental program.

Using evidence-based instructional strategies, the successful applicant will be responsible for delivering the school’s music program in line with the WA Music Curriculum. The ability to teach Music to students from year 7 through to year 12 ATAR students is a requirement of this role. The successful applicant will be able to cater to differing learning styles, utilising effective  teaching and learning strategies to engage and motivate all students. The responsibility of coordinating and supporting the IMSS teachers and the instrumental ensemble program is a critical part of the position, and the successful applicant will demonstrate the passion and drive to promote the value of a musical education to the school and the wider community.

Our students enjoy a positive and culturally inclusive learning environment based on the explicit teaching of our school values. We hold high expectations for all of our students, and believe in an educational experience that promotes respect, hard work and achievement where every child is encouraged to become a person of honour and integrity. The successful applicant will uphold and promote these values, and work with all staff to ensure the realisation of the our whole-school Vision.   

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 Governor Stirling Senior High School can be found by visiting 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 Leonie Squire, Deputy Principal by telephoning 6274 0300 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 of up to four (4) pages 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; 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 Tuesday, 18 May 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.7
LOCATION: Woodbridge
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-18 4:30 PM