Independent Public School - Wheatbelt Education Region
Merredin College
Teacher - Visual Arts
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH713983

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022

Do you want to make a positive difference in your local community?

Merredin College is seeking to appoint a Visual Arts Teacher to create an engaging and varied Visual Art program across the school, teaching students from Year 1 through to Year 12.

As the Visual Arts Teacher you will be required to manage art resources at the school and to build community links through the Arts program. You will be required to engage actively with whole school processes and expectations.

We are seeking a resourceful and creative Teacher with clear expertise in the delivery of a Visual Arts Program across all phases of development and a broad knowledge of artistic mediums. You will be organised, collaborative, and have good communication skills.

At Merredin College we are committed to developing a community of engaged, creative and independent lifelong learners who aim high, value diversity and contribute positively to the global community. Students should be challenged and engaged, it would be ideal for the successful applicant to be able to cater for differing levels of ability.

Merredin College is located 256 kilometres east of Perth in the Central Wheatbelt, and is a lighthouse rural school providing a high quality educational program for 550 students from K-12. Four values guide the practices, expectations and behaviour of our students and staff. These include caring, respect, responsible and striving to succeed. The values underpin the three key areas of our Strategic Plan including Success for all Students, High Quality Teaching and Leadership, and Positive Learning Environment and Culture. Excellence in behaviour and achievement is acknowledged via a variety of initiatives. As a staff we constantly strive for effective and consistently applied behaviour management and excellent attendance.

We believe in meeting the needs of the whole student and as a result pastoral care is a significant staff commitment.

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 Merredin 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 of Experience and Qualifications

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact David O'Neill, Deputy Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Merredin, by telephoning (08) 9041 7520 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 who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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
  • meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration


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.


Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA.  Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy.  More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 3 December 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Merredin
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-03 4:30 PM