Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Fremantle College
Teacher - Specialist Learning Program – Autism
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Please note the job title and the job description of this advert has been amended as of Monday 24 January 2022, at 11am.

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH727866

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2022

Are you a passionate and talented teacher who has demonstrated a high standard of teaching ability and a strong commitment for improving the educational outcomes of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Fremantle College is seeking a teacher to deliver specialist learning programs to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to access mainstream education. The successful applicant will adopt evidence-based practice and pedagogy to meet the needs of students with ASD without a diagnosed intellectual disability. Knowledge of, and ability to, apply Western Australian curriculum is highly desirable. The successful applicant will be part of the college staff and may, over time, move between the specific role within the Specialist Learning Program for Students with ASD and mainstream class roles.

In collaboration with the Program Coordinator (Autism), the successful applicant will provide innovative and engaging classes for our students and contribute to their sense of belonging and overall wellbeing in mainstream schools. Teachers in this program will develop highly personalised learning plans to facilitate access to age-appropriate curriculum. They will apply evidence-based individualised education interventions to improve academic engagement, organisational skills, social thinking, peer relationships and self-regulation skills.

Fremantle College, situated 24 kilometres south of the city of Perth, embraces high expectations in behaviour, and academic achievement to build and maintain a reputation for strong results for secondary students in Years 7 to 12. Focusing on positive education (PERMAH framework), along with our values of Curiosity, Enthusiasm for learning, Kindness, Perseverance, and Leadership, ensures the wellbeing of our students and staff. Your positive behavioural support of students ensures they are encouraged to excel and flourish in a caring and friendly environment, both in the program and in mainstream.

The college’s vision is to provide a vibrant and inclusive learning environment that delivers excellence in education for students with ASD. Every teacher has a role in implementing this vision, which is aligned to our ethos and strategic plan, encompassing strong and respectful relationships and effective curriculum delivery. Working collaboratively across learning areas, you will assist in the implementation of whole school policies, processes and procedures, embedding a culture of professionalism and collegial trust with staff and ongoing improvement for our students. Using your effective interpersonal skills, you will work closely with the community to achieve the best educational outcomes for your students.

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 Fremantle 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

Please contact Nicola de Lacy, Program Coordinator, by telephoning (08) 9338 8900 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Mark Jeffery on 0410 689 146.

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, 18 February 2022



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Beaconsfield
CLOSING DATE: 2022-02-18 4:30 PM