Employment Opportunities

We are currently inviting applications for the role of PERIPATETIC MUSIC TUTORS

Our Lady of Mercy College Australind is a nurturing co-educational secondary College for students from Year 7 to Year 12.

Our Lady of Mercy College is a new and vibrant College, located in Australind which is locally referred to as an aquatic paradise. Surrounded by water with the Brunswick and Collie Rivers to the east and south and the Leschenault Estuary to the west, it's a great place for boating, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and raising a family. Just 11 kilometres north of Bunbury, you can reach Perth in one and a half hours along the Forrest Highway, making Australind an ideal sea change location.

The Catholic faith, in the Mercy tradition, is at the heart of the College. The guiding philosophy is centred in ‘Embracing Life, Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Learning’. We encourage our students to embrace all aspects of life, to nurture their spirituality and to let their natural curiosity inspire deep learning.

The College invites applications for a number of suitably qualified and experienced Peripatetic Music Tutors to join our Music Department in 2021.

Available roles include Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitar (approx. 5 hours), Brass (approx. 2 hours), Woodwind (approx. 2 hours), Strings (approx. 2 hours), Piano (approx. 2 hours), Vocals (approx. 7 hours), Percussion (approx. 3 hours), Guitar Ensemble (approx. 1 hour), Vocal Ensemble (approx. 1 hour), Percussion Ensemble (approx. 1 hour) and a Choir Accompanist (approx. 1 hour).

All positions encompass private lessons and group lessons with students from Years 7 – 12.

Student numbers and teaching times will vary between the instruments from 1.5 hours to a full day. However, please note this is a growing department and student numbers are continuously increasing.

Duty Statement


The employee is required to;

  • provide lessons to the students nominated by the Employer at the beginning of each term

  • provide each student with a set number of lessons as determined by the Employer

  • conduct rehearsal and ensemble work as directed by the Employer

  • maintain a record of the students’ attendance at each lesson and ensure that each lesson is signed for by the student

  • investigate any non-attendance by a student, where prior notice has not been provided

  • notify the Music Coordinator if the Employee is not available to provide a scheduled lesson

  • provide supplementary lessons, outside of the scheduled lesson timetable, where a student has given the appropriate prior notice

  • be familiar with and comply with all Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia Policy Statements

  • be familiar with and comply with all School Policy Statements

  • actively contribute towards the maintenance of the Catholicity of the School through a manner of life and stated beliefs which are in keeping with the teachings of the Catholic Church

  • perform his or her role to a professional standard

  • comply with legislative requirements and perform his or her role safely

  • plan and prepare lessons in relation to individual pupils' needs and examination syllabuses

  • acquire appropriate teaching materials and resources

  • teach music theory, aural skills and practical techniques to students as appropriate to their level of study
    enter and prepare students for examinations (as required)

  • motivate students and encourage progress

  • liaise with academic staff and parents regarding timetabling of lessons and other matters

  • ensure up-to-date knowledge and awareness of music curriculum and performance requirements

  • assess students’ abilities, providing feedback and writing reports

  • in conjunction with the College, prepare students for recitals and concerts for students' families, friends and the general public

  • encourage participation within school ensembles

  • seek permission in writing (via email) from the Music Coordinator prior to asking for any parent contribution for learning resources


Qualifications Required


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

  • Working with Children Screen Check

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

Employment Type

Casual – Part Time

Salary Package


$60.00 per hour.  This rate includes a casual loading and all other payments that might otherwise be due to you under any industrial instruments, award or law.

How to Apply


All applicants must complete an Application Form including the relevant attachments required to be considered for any position. 

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

Download the Application Form here.


Closing Date


Applications must be submitted before 3.00pm on Friday 15 January 2021.

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


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