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Job Title : Head Of Learning Area - Technologies


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA665027

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021

Warnbro Community High School (WCHS) is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and innovative Head of Learning Area (HoLA) – Technologies to join our dedicated leadership team. 

Our moral purpose is ‘to make a positive difference to the lives of young people’. As a leader at WCHS you will be part of a vibrant professional learning community committed to engaging in practice supported by evidence and research to best meet the need of our students. WCHS is developing an explicit teaching approach and your role as a leader in Technologies will be to translate this learning, with your team, into practice.

Our leaders at WCHS:

  • Value collaboration and personal professional development and are committed to lifelong learning as leaders and practitioners
  • Actively seek and respond to feedback
  • Show resilience and self-awareness
  • Understand the impact of trauma on learning and adolescent development
  • Seek to foster positive relationships with our students, their families and our wider networks
  • Maintain school wide consistent practices and coach/mentor staff to achieve these

As HoLA – Technologies, you will lead your staff to develop and deliver quality teaching, learning and assessment programs in line with the West Australian Curriculum. You will reflect and assess the effectiveness of teaching practice, promote an environment of active and positive learning, and provide educational opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve their highest potential. With effective interpersonal skills, you will work closely with students, colleagues and the community to achieve the best educational outcomes for students.

Leading the Technologies Learning Area, you will be required to develop your team of teachers by providing curriculum, resource and teaching leadership and working collaboratively to ensure quality teaching is delivered to meet the needs of all students. You must demonstrate an ability to build capacity in staff using a variety of teacher development tools and build a team that currently exists as separate context areas with minimal collaboration.

At Warnbro Community High School our vision is for students to be actively engaged in a positive, safe and supportive learning environment that allows all students to learn and achieve to their full potential.

Students from Year 7 to Year 12 are provided with excellent educational opportunities and are supported by dedicated teachers and support staff. We offer a comprehensive academic and vocational curriculum and specialist programs in Creative Arts and Adventure Recreation. Our school is often rated highly for our performance in vocational education.

We are situated 50 kilometres south of Perth and service the coastal suburbs of Waikiki, Warnbro and Port Kennedy. Our school is well supported by the community contributing to the success of our school.

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 the following work related requirements:

  • Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
  • High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
  • Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs);
  • Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.

Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.

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 Warnbro Community High School can be found by visiting www.warnbro.wa.edu.auor Schools Online.

For further job related information:

Please contact Craig Chadwick, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9553 0100 or emailing Craig.Chadwick@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 four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch.
  • A CV of up to five (5) 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
  • hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 2 March 2021