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French Teaching Opportunities

What qualifications and registration do I need to teach in Victoria?

All teachers wishing to teach in Victoria need to be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching which is the professional body that sets the professional standards for teachers in Victoria. At the VIT website registration information is available for teacher graduates trained in Australia and experienced teachers trained in Australia and teachers trained overseas.

You may click here to access current teaching positions advertised on DET's 'schooljobs' website.

Please note: Ads posted below are provided for the information of schools and individuals, they are not a recommendation or suggestion. We endeavour to provide accurate information. 

Toorak Primary School

French Teacher

Commencing 29/01/2024


Reference # 1385331

Further job details available on recruitment online

Toorak Primary School was opened in 1890 consisting of a single, original red brick building. Over the years, the buildings and grounds at Toorak Primary School have been fully refurbished to provide an attractive, functional learning environment for all students. Wider community members also utilise the array of facilities on offer at Toorak Primary School. The school is a Foundation to Year 6 primary school located in the inner city of Toorak, 5 kilometres south-east of the Melbourne CBD, and has the advantage of opening onto Brookville Gardens. We strive for a culture of excellence for all students within a caring, nurturing, and inclusive community.

Our inner-city school has an enrolment of approximately 480 students with 22 classes. Four specialist classes including French, Physical Education, Music and Visual and Performing Arts are offered to all students throughout the year. Other languages available at Toorak Primary School include German and Swedish through external providers. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) learning opportunities are integrated across the curriculum. As part of the Performing and Visual Arts Programs, a school production is staged every second year with a musical production, alternating with a school Art Show. The school has commenced the Science of Reading journey and is currently building teacher knowledge and capacity to implement change in classroom practices. In line with the State Government initiative, “Building the Education State”, Toorak Primary School supports the Victorian Curriculum. Single levels operate across the school from foundation through to grade 6 where possible.


Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2 Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3 Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

SC6 Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in teaching French to ensure that all students achieve a level of competency in the French language.

The Geelong College

Teacher of French (Years 4-8)

The Geelong College is seeking to employ a Teacher of French (Years 4-8) in the Middle School, who will provide the best possible education for students within their subject areas and contribute to the pastoral care and co-curricular programs. 

  • Full-time 1.0FTE
  • Ongoing
  • Commencing Term 1, 2024

About The Geelong College

The Geelong College is a co-educational day and boarding school embracing the Uniting Church Christian ethos. Founded more than 160 years ago, The College comprises of three schools – Junior, Middle and Senior – with some 1600 students as day and boarding members of our community. The College aims to prepare students to go out into the world with purpose and confidence, with a breadth of knowledge, a range of interests and a wealth of experience that will stand them in good stead for a bright future. It is the rich curriculum, expert tuition, opportunities to lead and the full range of co-curricular activities that ensure we achieve this.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Relevant educational qualification and experience gained in a similar role
  • Have a high level of competency and be fluent in the French language
  • Current Victorian Institute of Teachers (VIT) registration
  • Current Level 2 First Aid and asthma and anaphylaxis qualification

To review the current position description and apply, please submit your application online via the following link - Employment (tgc.vic.edu.au)

Your application should be addressed to the Principal, Dr Peter Miller, The Geelong College and include;

  • A cover letter and resume;
  • A statement of your educational philosophy;
  • Address to the Key Selection Criteria, demonstrating your experience that will enable you to flourish in the Teacher of French position.

The successful candidate must have the relevant rights to work in Australia.

Applications close Friday 1 December 2023, 5pm

Creek Street Christian College

Secondary French Teacher  FT commencing 2024


Creek Street Christian College has been an integral part of the ministry of Creek Street Church in Bendigo since 1981. It is an inter-denominational, co-educational Prep to Year 12 College. An Early Learning Centre commenced in 2017 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in 2021.

The College enjoys an outstanding reputation and has experienced continuous, steady growth. It provides a high standard of Christian Education for families through a well-balanced, innovative curriculum in a positive and caring environment.

The vision of the College is to see students equipped to impact their community, nation and the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Further information about the College is available on our website www.creekstreet.vic.edu.au.


Secondary French Teacher and department leader


    The successful candidate will need to have a successful work history and desire to be part of a welcoming, growing and thriving regional Christian College Community. Excellent support will be provided to the successful candidates.

    Employees need to be able to share the core values of the College and have a passion for teaching in a Christian education setting. The terms of these positions are negotiable, and the College will assist potential candidates in providing suitable work conditions and relocation if required.


    This position is available from January 2024.

    Expressions of interest and applications are invited outlining clearly:

    1. The role you are applying for and availability
    2. Your resume outlining your work history, experience and qualifications.
    3. Your contact details – mobile and email.
    4. Your faith commitment.

    Applications will be treated in confidence.

    Further information is available through www.creekstreet.vic.edu.au or contact Andrew 0418755711

    Applications can be emailed to andrew@truesuccess.com.au

    VSL Distance Education (Thornbury)

    VSL Distance Education (Thornbury) is looking for a French teacher. O.8 From Term 1 2024.

    We are a government school and the distance section offers classes to students who cannot study the language at their home school. We teach from our Head Office based in Thornbury.

    Years 7-12, VCE experience a must. 

    Apply on Recruitment Online Job ID 1380979 

    Tintern Grammar 

    Teacher of French | Part time (approx. 0.76)

    About Us

    With a legacy of over 145 years of achievement, Tintern is one of Melbourne’s most respected schools, with students from our Early Learning Centre to Year 12.  At Tintern, we are committed to providing a workplace which encourages professional growth and opportunities for all staff.

    We educate boys and girls from ELC to Year 12 in our Parallel Learning model – a crafted combination of single gender and co-educational learning. Care for each student, a culture of personal and academic best, and excellent teaching all enable our students to maximise their influence on the world. 

    About the Role

    As a key member of our Languages Department working in Junior School, you will be able to deliver a vibrant curriculum to your Year 3 - 6 students and possess a strong knowledge of content and pedagogy in these areas. You will be using teaching strategies that cater to the needs of a diverse student group and a willingness to differentiate curriculum to the needs of the students. You will bring your passion for French to the school and above all, have a willingness to engage, connect and care for our students.

    This is an ongoing part time teaching role, commencing Term 1, 2024

    Experience in teaching Junior School French is essential.

    About You

    You will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching, and experience in teaching French.  You will demonstrate:

    Care and connectedness with students

    Current VIT registration

    Experience teaching Upper Junior School (Y 3- 6) French  

    Strong IT skills

    Ability to encourage and motivate your students

    Strong communication and organisational skills

    Highly developed interpersonal skills

    You will have demonstrated knowledge of the subject within the Australian Curriculum Frameworks where relevant

    You will encourage students to take risks within a structured school environment, to make individual choices and to use new experiences as learning opportunities  

    You will have a desire to work collaboratively with other teachers and actively engage in the broader life of the School

    Experience with the AIM Language Learning program is highly desirable

    Please view the Position Description for a full overview of duties

    Applications for this position should include a current curriculum vitae and names of two referees.

    All applications should be submitted to humanresources@tintern.vic.edu.au by the close of business on Wednesday, 8 November.

    Only people with the right to work in this country may apply for this position

    Alia College

    French Teacher (Secondary) Part-Time

    Alia College is seeking a part-time (FTE 0.28) French teacher for our Junior (combined Year 7 & 8), and Year 9 class, commencing Term One, 2024. This time fraction will be timetabled over two days and may be suitable for someone looking to continue employment as a teacher in a low capacity while managing other commitments. Or perhaps someone looking to ease their way back into teaching or looking to semi-retire from teaching.

    A small low pressure school

    Alia College is a small, alternative, co-educational secondary school in Hawthorn East and is sometimes described as progressive, or democratic. The school has academic aims and a commitment to holistic approaches, supporting self-expression, creativity, problem-solving and acceptance of responsibility consistent with levels of maturity. For more information regarding the school please go to: http://alia.vic.edu.au/.

    At Alia College class sizes are generally small, and teachers and students are on first name basis. Teachers are able to shape the curriculum and work closely with students in the classroom.

    A key feature of Alia College is open communication between staff and students. While maintaining a high level of professionalism the relationships that Alia staff form with students mean that staff often become a part of a student’s educational journey, which can be a very rewarding experience for staff.

    The successful applicant must either have a current VIT registration, or be willing and able to progress towards registration with our support. They will have a flexible approach to engaging students’ interests and energies. They will also have a willingness to engage in some aspects of Alia outside regular classes (proportionate to part-time load), such as excursions, presentation nights, camps, homeroom and information sessions. 
    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit the school, observe a class and/or homeroom meeting, chat with students and/or take a class to test the water, before making a firm commitment to the school. 

    When submitting your resumé and a cover letter, please clearly identify:

    • your teaching methods
    • expertise and experience

    Submit your resumé and cover letter addressed to Bob Morgan (Principal) via email to info@alia.vic.edu.au as soon as possible.

    Applications will be reviewed as received and may be invited to the school prior to the application closing date, therefore please apply as soon as possible.

    St Catherine's School

    French Teacher
    · Full time or part time, fixed term opportunity
    · Leave replacement for Term 1 and Term 2 2024
    · Collaborative and supportive team environment

    About St Catherine’s School

    As a leading girls’ school in Australia, St Catherine’s School is committed to nurturing and empowering independent and globally responsive young women, enabling them to approach all their endeavours with confidence, wisdom, and integrity.

    Our 2022 VCE results were outstanding and rank St Catherine’s School as the number one girls’ school in Victoria. The continued growth in our VCE results over the past 4 years are indicative of our exceptional teachers, and the outstanding academic care our staff provide to every student.

    About the Role

    An opportunity has arisen for a committed French Teacher to join our School community. This is a full time or part time, fixed term, leave replacement position. The role will commence at the beginning of Term 1, 2024 and will conclude at the end of Term 2, 2024.

    Reporting into the Head of Languages, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching French across the Senior School (Years 7 – 12).

    To be successful in this opportunity you will require:
    · Current VIT Registration.
    · Previous experience teaching French, with specific knowledge of VCE French.
    · A current knowledge of Australian Curriculum imperatives as they impact on French.
    · Demonstrated innovative use of ICT to enrich learning.
    · Well-developed classroom management strategies which enhance student engagement and outcomes.
    · Knowledge of contemporary pedagogy and willingness to embrace the St Catherine’s Teaching for Thinking culture.
    · Demonstrated commitment to supporting and contributing to a collegial environment.
    · Willingness to uphold the ethos and values of the School at all times.

    Why work for us?

    · Fantastic opportunity to work in a highly regarded independent school in Toorak.
    · Integrated professional learning teams with learning coaches.
    · Access to professional development.
    · Onsite parking available and close to public transport.
    · Onsite café and use of gym and swimming pool facilities.

    Want to find out more?

    To view the position description, or to apply visit To view the position description, or to apply visit https://www.stcatherines.net.au/about-us/employment/.

    Applicants will be requested to upload:
    · a letter of introduction addressed to the Principal; and
    · a resume.

    If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Human Resources via hr@stcatherines.net.au for a confidential discussion.

    Applications will close Friday 8 September at 5pm, however earlier applications are encouraged as interviews may commence prior to the closing date.

    St Catherine’s School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children by providing a child safe environment. Our students feel safe and empowered as we support and respect all members of the St Catherine’s community. This includes the safety and wellbeing of our students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds along with students with a disability.

    Applicants will be subject to the relevant child protection screening, including referee and identity checks, and are expected to familiarise themselves with the School’s Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy, Child Safety Code of Conduct and associated  

    Upwey High School

    School:                  Upwey High School

    Job:                        Job ID: 1364310

    Classification:       French Classroom Teacher

    Year Levels:          Years 7 – 12

    Begin Date:          29 January 2024

    Regular/Temp:    Ongoing

    Hours                    38hrs (1.0 TF) or a 30.40hrs (0.8 TF) can be negotiated.

    Contact:               Debra Martine

                                    03 9754 2838

    Apply by:             29 September 2023

    Applicants can apply via Recruitment online or by contacting the school.

    Mansfield Steiner School 

     Position Description: IBDP and Secondary School French Teacher 

    (1.0 FTE – Ongoing) Immediate or January 2024 start available. 

    Mansfield Steiner School is seeking a qualified and experienced IBDP Diploma Program and Secondary School French Teacher with a strong understanding and ability to integrate both the International Baccalaureate (IBDP) and Steiner education pedagogies. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of our school community by providing high-quality French language instruction that aligns with the principles of both educational frameworks. 

    Child Safe commitment to be supported 

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