Careers at Federation University

Federation University Australia is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion.

As part of this, our employment practices include the provision of reasonable adjustments/flexible working arrangements as required, particularly for staff with disability or carer responsibilities.

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Early Childhood Teacher

Job no: 851964
Campus: Gippsland Campus
Categories: Professional/General
School/Area: Technology Park and Commercial Services

  • Technology Park and Commercial Services– Gippsland Campus
  • Full-time, continuing appointment
  • HEW 5 - $71,415 p.a. plus up to 17% superannuation

About the role

Federation Children’s Centres at SMB, Mt Helen and Gippsland provide early childhood education and care, including kindergarten, for families of Federation University staff, students and the local community.

Based at our Gippsland Centre, the Early Childhood Teacher will provide an effective educational program that supports children's learning and the developmental level of two years of kindergarten within a long day care service while meeting the requirements of the National Quality Framework including the Education and Care Services National Law and Nation Regulation and the National Quality Standard.

In this role you will:

  • Plan, implement, assess and review a high quality and diverse program;  
  • Maintain and update children’s records and ensure the timely and proper completion of all appropriate forms, documents and records necessary; and
  • Be a positive and communicative role model to co-workers, children, students, and families and participate in staff meetings, professional development/training and parent meetings.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our University and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked university in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment.

About you

Reporting to the Coordinator, Federation Children’s Centres, you will have understanding and knowledge of early childhood theory and practice, child development and the legislative and regulatory requirements for Early Childhood Education Centres. You will also have outstanding interpersonal, organisational and administrative skills with the ability to liaise with a diverse range of stakeholders.

You will have:

  • knowledge of the legislative and regulatory requirements for Early Childhood Education Centres as well as knowledge of the National Quality Framework and National Quality Standard;
  • ability to develop, implement and evaluate a diverse range of effective Early Childhood Education programs;.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child development and ability to convey acceptance of and sensitivity to family and children’s values; and
  • Knowledge of the operational requirements of Early Childhood Education Centres including the ability to supervise staff and/or students.

All University positions delivering education and/or services to children must hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC). Please refer to the position description for WWCC requirements.

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 2 April 2023.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume.

To view the position description, please click here: 851964.pdf

The Victorian government is currently offering financial incentives until June 2023 to take up a teaching or educator role to find out more information visit:

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter.

You will be able to take advantage of our Health Sports and Aquatics Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen, SMB and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance webpage.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

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