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Education Support

Schools (Government) | Posted 14-10-2021

Melbourne VIC (Administrative)

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 28/01/2022 - 25/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 1245307

Selection Criteria

SC1 Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.

SC3 Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

SC4 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5 A commitment to professional learning and growth.


[Attendance requirement for this position]

Undertakes routine tasks that are usually carried out under close supervision and direction. Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established and direction is readily available.

Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices. Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction. Assistance is readily available when problems arise. An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.

Does not carry responsibility for the work of others. More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1. Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.


  • Prepare science practical’s using various types of laboratory equipment
  • Order required stock for laboratory practical’s
  • Provide support to science teaching staff when required
  • Clean and maintain work area and all lab equipment and supplies
  • Ensure laboratory is kept clean and safe at all times
  • Regularly check supplies in laboratory and keep inventory up to date
  • Maintain communication with Class Teachers and Science department head
  • Other duties as directed by the Principal

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at

Other Information

  • Please include 3 x references with valid mobile numbers
  • Please limit the KSC answers to no more than 1/2 page each.
  • Please attach your application (introduction letter, resume and answers to the KSC) as one pdf file only

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at

Location Profile

Maribyrnong College provides a broad education for students in Years 7-12. It is also home to Victoria's only state-funded Sports Specialism with a sports enrolment comprising nearly 40% of the school population. The College provides a broad VCE and the majority of students undertake further study after Year 12. The school's International Student Program supports 50 international students, predominantly in Years 10 to 12. Additionally, the College provides an EAL program to support students of non-English speaking backgrounds. Maribyrnong College delivers programs that produce excellent outcomes for students in both academic and sporting endeavours and this is aptly described by the school's motto: "Pride in Performance". A High Achiever Program has operated since 2005 and Year 10 accelerated students access VCE subjects. A rich extra-curricular program includes instrumental music and drama, a school production and a strong inter-school sport program. College facilities include a 230-seat theatre, a 7000 square metre Sport Stadium with indoor running track and elite training centre, and synthetic hockey, soccer and tennis facilities. The sport complex forms the base for the Maribyrnong Sports Academy program and all students at the College use this facility for Health and PE classes. The College has grown significantly in recent years to over 1200 students in 2019. In turn staff numbers have risen to total of 150 this year. Leading Teachers have responsibility for various curriculum and student management folios. The College has four principal class officers as well as a Sports Director responsible for the Maribyrnong Sports Academy. Significant environmental and facility improvements have been undertaken in recent years. In 2015 the College began an $8 million rebuild designed to remove a large number of relocatable classrooms which was completed in July 2019. Due to site restrictions and unprecedented enrolment demand at all year levels, the College has been subject to an enrolment zone since 2012