Application for position of Italian Language Assistant 2021 

The program aims to:

  • enrich Victorian school Italian programs through the provision of native-speaking language assistants
  • provide Victorian teachers and students with opportunities to increase their knowledge and understanding of Italy, its language and culture
  • promote language learning and intercultural understanding in Victorian communities
  • foster relationships between Victoria and Italy through ongoing linguistic and cultural exchange.


All applicants must:

-              (for Italian graduates) have a degree; (for Australian graduates) have a degree with a major in Italian;

-              be mother tongue Italian OR have an Italian Language Proficiency of at least C1 level;

-              have English proficiency with an IELTS score of no less than 6 (Italian graduates);

-              be currently in Australia and if not a permanent resident have an appropriate visa allowing for full time working privileges from February to November 2021 (student visas and working holiday visas would not meet these requirements);

Successful applicants will need to have or be able to obtain a current Working With Children Check (WWC) and a Police Check;


Aptitude and experience

Preference will be given to candidates who:

-              have experience working with school-age students;

-              be able to show a demonstrated interest in the teaching of languages in schools;

-              have the ability to work as part of a team;


Selection Process

-              All interested candidates should complete the online form and attach their CV and their visa (if applicable);

-              The CO.AS.IT. Candidate Selection Committee will then compile a shortlist of suitable candidates who will then sit for a one-on-one interview, either online or in person; the interview will be conducted in English and Italian. The interview will also detail conditions of employment;

-              The successful candidates will then be notified by the CO.AS.IT. Candidate Selection Committee and instructed on the subsequent steps;


Conditions of employment (general)

This is a contract position for the entire school year of the Victorian school calendar 2021 only.

Salary is $824.00 (gross) per week plus 9.5% superannuation 


5) Please see also Duty Statement and Position Description


Click here to apply for the position.

Applications close on Friday 27 November 2020 at 5pm


Please contact Ferdinando Colarossi if you have any queries regarding the program and/or the application process:
Phone (03) 9349 9000
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