Food and Nutrition Teacher

Get CURIOUS at The Lakes College!

We invite candidates to apply for the role of Food and Nutrition Teacher. This role will be a full-time permanent appointment commencing from Week 5, Term 2, 2024.

The Lakes College is a values-based independent school located in the heart of North Lakes. As an expression of the Uniting Church, our community values the important role that faith plays in shaping and nurturing the minds and hearts of our young people so that they may fulfil their God-given potential. You will aspire to develop the capabilities of our ‘Lakes Learners’ with the passion and drive to generate knowledge, spark curiosity, build character and promote connection within our inclusive College Community. Responsible to the Head of Secondary, you will act under the direction of the curriculum Heads of Faculty, developing and delivering a contemporary, innovative curriculum which is underpinned by clear expectations about high-quality learning outcomes in a culturally diverse society.

As a Food and Nutrition Teacher, you will be able to apply the QCAA Food and Nutrition Syllabus with a focus on food science, nutrition, and food technologies. You will also play an important role in the engagement of junior secondary students as they explore designed solutions within the areas of food and fibre production, food specialisation, and technology specialisation. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate their understanding of the relevant QCAA and ACARA curriculum and how they can apply it in a contemporary educational setting, while also catering to the learning needs of their students.

Belonging – Believing – Becoming. This is our Character. This is who we are.

In a community of ‘Belonging’ you will foster and sustain relationships in partnership with the wider College Community, journeying with our students, their families, and your colleagues. As a Secondary Subject Teacher, you will be committed to providing opportunities to students that nurture individual strengths and interests, preparing them for vibrant and rewarding futures.

In a community of ‘Believing’ your influence as part of a high-performance team will include a commitment to care for our people. As a Secondary Subject Teacher, you will work to connect and collaborate with students and their caregivers, exploring partnerships that are meaningful, respectful, and underpinned by our faith-based values.

As a community that is ‘Becoming’, you will support our vision to be leaders in inspirational and innovative learning. As a Secondary Subject Teacher, you are committed to a high-quality, holistic and innovative approach to learning that embeds within a wellbeing framework to promote engagement, confidence and resilience.

In your application, please include a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) which addresses the following key selection criteria along with a detailed resume.

  • Demonstrated experience developing an engaging teaching and learning culture as a Secondary Food and Nutrition teacher.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum for both senior secondary and junior secondary.
  • Commitment to supporting ‘TLC Beyond’, the College’s signature extracurricular program.
  • Demonstrated experience building a culture of positive relationship management with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Commitment to the Uniting Church ethos and an inclusive College community.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications as required for the role.
  • Current Queensland College of Teachers registration.

Please email your application to

For further information, contact The Lakes College on 3491 5555 or

For further details please refer to the Secondary Subject Teacher Position Description.

Applications close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday 23 April 2024.