Teacher - Design And Technology - Automotive


Katanning, WA

Posted 2/15/2020

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH621919 

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2020

Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?

Katanning Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Teacher – Design and Technology - Automotive to join their friendly team.

The successful applicant will be a team player and have a focus on instilling in students an appreciation of the design process and developing their skills and pride in the use of tools and machines in bringing those designs to fruition using a variety of materials.

The successful applicant will have highly developed professional knowledge in the above curriculum areas, have strong teaching and classroom management skills and is able to develop good relationships with students and engage them in highly effective learning. They will engage in professional learning and demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills, working as a member of a vibrant and enthusiastic school team. Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health and how that relates to the workshop environment with students is highly desirable.

Katanning SHS is a unique and distinctive secondary school located in the heart of the Great Southern region of WA. At our school children have the opportunity to engage in a challenging and comprehensive educational program within a caring and nurturing school. Students’ academic and social needs are met within a school that values respect, achievement, perseverance and tolerance.

This is a highly specialised role. Automotive skills are essential. In the first instance, only applicants with teaching qualifications will be considered. Where there are no suitable applicants with teaching qualifications, applicants without teaching qualifications may be considered. In this circumstance, a fixed term appointment as an untrained teacher for the 2020 school year will be offered.

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 Katanning Senior High School can be found by visiting Katanning SHS 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

You are encouraged to contact Carolyn Cook, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Katanning, by telephoning on 98911100 or Carolyn.Cook@education.wa.edu.au

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 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 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 eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or trb.wa.gov.au


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, 20 March 2020.



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