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Our Lady of Mercy College is a Catholic co-educational College in the coastal town of Australind. Inspired by the charism of the Mercy Sisters, the College provides educational opportunities that inspire learning, nurture faith and encourage students to embrace life. The Mercy values of Compassion, Service, Courage, Hospitality, Justice, Respect underpin our relationships, teaching and learning program and interactions with the wider community.


We invite applications from committed, passionate and innovative teachers to join our Curriculum team as a Head of Learning Area. We seek individuals who are comfortable and confident in sharing their Catholic faith and who are experienced and accomplished classroom practitioners.


The Head of Learning Area provides leadership, direction and support to staff, students and parents/guardians to enable them to successfully engage in the vision for learning. 

Selection Criteria



  • A commitment to the ethos, values and mission of Catholic education.

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships.

  • Experienced classroom practitioner.  

  • Well-developed written and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge and understanding of best practice in Mathematics education.

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively as a team member 


  • An understanding of the needs of young adolescent learners.

  • An ability to encourage and promote change. 

  • High levels of enthusiasm and motivation.

  • Staff management skills.

  • Knowledge of One Note / Teams.

  • Ability to teach at ATAR level.

Time Allowance

An allowance of 5 teaching periods.


Category 2 – Level 1

Responsibility Allowance: $13,881.00 per annum

Contract Period

The initial appointment period is for three years.  Prior to the end of the 3rd year; the performance for the Head of Learning Area position will be reviewed and assessed.  Subject to a satisfactory review, a further term of three years will be offered. Prior to the end of this subsequent third year, a second review will be conducted. Subject to a satisfactory review, a further term of one year will be offered.  In the seventh year of the contract, the position will be advertised and their incumbent is eligible to reapply.


A teacher who accepts this position, is employed as a teacher in an ongoing capacity at the College.

Qualifications Required

  • Current registration with the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA)

  • Working with Children Screen Check

  • Western Australia Department of Education National Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC)

  • Have completed, working towards, or be willing to work towards, 'Accreditation for Middle Leaders in a Catholic School'. Additional information can be found here: CEWA Limited Accreditation Framework

How to Apply


To be considered for any position, all applicants must complete an Application Form including the relevant attachments listed in the form.

Please refer to the Head of Learning Area Duty Statement.

Please refer to the Our Lady of Mercy College Vision for Learning

Download the Application Form here.


Applications are to be addressed to The Principal, Mr Rob Crothers and submitted via email to humanresources@olmca.wa.edu.au.


Closing Date


Applications must be submitted by 3.00pm on Thursday, 5 August 2021.

Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.


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