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Physical Education Teacher

Job No: 85691
Location: Melville Island, NT

  • Are you ready for a career that inspires?
  • Join a dynamic, well-resourced boarding school providing quality education for young Tiwi
  • Highly attractive remuneration package circa $80,000-$90,000 plus salary sacrificing
  • Fully paid accommodation, phone, internet and utilities PLUS relocation assistance, flights and more!

About Tiwi College and Melville Island

Located at Pickataramoor on Melville Island, Tiwi College is an exciting and dynamic secondary boarding school initiated and governed by the Tiwi people to provide quality education for the young Tiwi. The college caters for holistic learning; helping the young Tiwi become "work ready". At Tiwi College, the life skills learned in the Family Group Homes are valued as highly as the academic programs.

A weekly boarding school, where students are dropped off on a Monday and picked up on a Friday, the school IS the community of Pickataramoor. The school currently has 90 students and 39 staff consisting of Teachers, Tiwi Assistant Teachers, Tiwi Academy staff, Family Group Home (boarding) Parents, Hospitality staff, a Fleet Manager, Farm Manager, Maintenance Manager and Groundsman. It is a very close-knit community and as a relatively new school, Tiwi College is well resourced for both staff and students.  

Melville Island, part of the Tiwi Islands, lies in the eastern Timor Sea, off the coast of the Northern Territory, Australia. It is west of the Cobourg Peninsula in Arnhem Land and north of Darwin, with a tropical climate. Second only to Tasmania in area, it has a population of just 800 people. As a result, the tropical wilderness and secluded beaches are readily accessible, with most staff enjoying weekend camping and fishing.


Are you ready for a career change that inspires?

Tiwi College now has a rewarding opportunity for a Physical Education Teacher to join their staff on a full-time basis. This is a Senior Young Men's teaching position, teaching students aged from 16-18 years of age, who have low literacy and numeracy levels.

A core engagement program and the main curriculum for the class is provided by SEDA - Sport Education & Development Australia. The class is enrolled in Sport and Recreation, Certificate II and their learning programs revolve around this. The students are signed up as paid trainees and deliver sports programs to primary aged students in all communities. 

As the teacher of this class, you will be primarily responsible for overseeing the curriculum planning, implementation of learning programs and the provision of the primary well-being of students in your care.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking curriculum development and planning of programs with appropriate scope and sequence to meet students’ needs and government requirements;
  • Implementing specific literacy and numeracy programs adopted by the College;
  • Teaching and Assessing the SEDA (Sports Education Development Australia) Program’s Certificate II in Sport and Recreation liaising with SEDA state manager;
  • Facilitating sports coaching programs in the Tiwi community one day a week and
  • Communicating with SEDA, TITEB, RSAS and CDU regarding all matters surrounding students participation in the program.  

For more information on the program, please click here.

What you need to succeed

To be successful in this position, you will need to be a secondary trained Physical Education teacher, ideally with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and some previous experience in a similar teaching role, ideally with students who have come from difficult backgrounds. Vocational Education Teachers with experience in physical education are also encouraged to apply.

This role will not suit someone with a disciplinarian approach. Rather, Tiwi College is looking for an empathetic, outgoing and caring person who is flexible in their thinking and approach and can adapt to changing circumstances. You will have a genuine desire to listen to and build real relationships with the young people in your care and the greater community and have a willingness to work alongside Aboriginal Cultural Teachers.

As you will be required to drive a 4WD at times, an open driver's license will also be highly regarded.

Please note: Tiwi College is not in a position to sponsor overseas candidates for visa purposes and as such only Australian/NZ residents are eligible to apply.

A remote teaching opportunity with a difference

Tiwi College prides itself on its strong community culture which has evolved over the last 5 years to result in excellent student attendance and retention rates. As a relatively new and well-resourced facility, staff have excellent conditions as part of their work entitlements and due to all of these factors, staff satisfaction levels and retention rates are extremely high. 

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded will an attractive salary package circa $80,000-$90,000 plus super. In addition, you will have access to a host of other benefits including:

  • Salary sacrificing of $15,993;
  • Fully paid accommodation, phone, internet and utilities;
  • Subsidised flights off the Island;
  • Professional study leave available; and
  • Relocation assistance.

If you are an empathetic educator looking for a new adventure and an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of the young Tiwi, then this could be the role for you! Apply now and become part of the "Picka Family". 

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