Work at DSM

Employment at Deutsche Schule Melbourne

Deutsche Schule Melbourne is committed to promoting a culture of child safety and wellbeing. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening, and adhere to the School’s Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy and Child Safe Code of Conduct. We encourage all applicants to familiarise themselves with the School’s Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy and Child Safe Code of Conduct available on our website.

DSM is a child safe organisation which welcomes all children, young people and their families. DSM is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children, including those under the care and supervision of the School. The School recognises the importance of, and its responsibility for, ensuring a safe and supportive environment which respects the rights of children and fosters their enrichment and wellbeing.

Our teaching staff are expected to hold current training encompassing Child Protection, National Disability Standards, Asthma, Anaphylaxis and First Aid/CPR. All teaching staff are expected to foster a child safe environment at all times including during excursions, camps, events, online and in daily teaching programs. 

Our school community supports the empowerment of children and to the cultural safety of students and families stemming from a culturally diverse background including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. DSM is committed to preventing child abuse and all concerns will be treated in accordance with our policies and procedures.


Are you interested to join our leading bilingual primary school in Fitzroy North, Victoria? We are currently looking for:

Casual Relief Teachers

For our qualified teaching positions, we encourage you to apply if you speak either German or English at a native speaker-level and are fluent in the other language. Our successful immersion model is based on the ‘one teacher-one language’ approach, which means classes are taught in either English or German, based on the teacher’s native language. 

Become part of our passionate team of teachers and help shape the growth of our school by applying your excellent skills and experience in the classroom and beyond.

Should you have any questions about working at our school or about our open positions, please contact our HR Manager Selina Thomas by phone at +61 3 9489 9364 or by e-mail at apply@dsm.org.au

About us:

Deutsche Schule Melbourne delivers a German-English bilingual education for families who value the benefits it offers. The vision for our students is to grow up learning two languages at the same time, preparing them to become involved citizens of the world.

Working at our school means working at a bilingual school, which is part of a network of 140 schools in 72 countries accredited by the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad. 

Our aim for the future is to continue the strong growth of our school and ultimately extend our educational offer to a secondary school program based on the International Baccalaureate in German and English (GIB).

Our offer:

Our friendly team of passionate and hardworking teachers and admin staff make you feel welcome and supported from day one.

Our excellent professional development opportunities are one of our most valued benefits by our staff members.

Additionally, we offer flexible work arrangements and accommodate personal circumstances in our rostering whenever possible.

We highly value mental health and well-being and have extensive programs and initiatives, ensuring our employees are resilient and guaranteeing an ongoing job satisfaction.

Our pay is fair, transparent and competitive, as it is based on range of factors. For example, we take into consideration the economic situation, individual professional development efforts, and performance.

If you'd like to find out more, watch our teachers share their experience working for DSM.

Our requirements:

Are you ready to join our organisation? Read more about our requirements below:

Academic staff:

All staff employed by Deutsche Schule Melbourne as teachers must:

  • be bilingual (English and German)
  • be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) or qualify to become a registered teacher. Please read more here.

The following information is required in the curriculum vitae:

  • VIT registration number and expiry date.
  • Educational qualifications including qualification and type, name of institution, majors and dates completed.
  • Teaching employment history including employer, state/independent, dates employed and work status.
  • Current certificates and professional qualifications e.g. anaphylaxis.

Non-Teaching Staff:

  • All non-teaching staff employed at Deutsche Schule Melbourne are required to have a current police check and an employee Working With Children Check. To apply visit www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au.
  • Ideally, our non-teaching staff are bilingual, too (English and German)

Reference checks:

The School requires at least two written or verbal references from current or former employers of the candidate with details of position title, school or company and contact numbers.