Assistant Principal

Job posted: 27/07/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 02/10/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1288366

Reference: 1288366

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

1. Education Leadership

  • Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.
  • High developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

 2. Financial, managerial and administrative ability.

  • Outstanding financial, organisation and resource management skills.

3. Planning, policy and program development and review

  • Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.
  • An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.


4. Leadership Staff and Students

  • A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.
  • A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.


5. Interpersonal and communication skills

  • High developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.
  • Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity

6. Local Criterion

     Demonstrated ability to develop, lead, monitor and evaluate learning and wellbeing in an F-9 school setting, differentiating for all learners.


The Assistant Principal reports directly to the principal.

Assistant principals have a primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.  In exercising the responsibility, assistant principals will have the authority to make all significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies and budget.  Assistant principals will contribute to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making.

The management of significant school program or functional areas in schools involve assistant principals in the analysis of the needs of students and the translation of state educational policy and frameworks into appropriate education programs to meet the needs of all students.

Typically assistant principals will be responsible for the effective use of the teaching staff and program budget of a defined area of the school's operation and for the oversight and leadership of the educational programs provided utilising these resources.


Typically, assistant principals perform one or more of the following functions:

  •    supervision and coordination of the work of senior curriculum or level coordinators;
  •    allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility;
  •    supervision of the delivery of teaching programs;
  •    management of programs to improve the knowledge and experience of staff;
  •    responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and year level coordinators;
  •    contribute to the overall management of the school;

Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Truganina College is seeking to employ an outstanding and dynamic instructional leader to take up this new role of Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning Excellence.

The College operates using an F-9 Sub school model. The advertised position is for an Assistant Principal to lead an area of the College in both student learning and wellbeing as well as a whole college portfolio. 

The role will see the successful applicant drive, in an unrelenting manner, achievement of the goals and targets in the College Strategic Plan with outstanding student achievement through the use of evidence based, high impact teaching strategies.

The specifics of the role are detailed below.

A coaching component is included in this role.

Principal, Nicole O'Brien would be pleased to discuss this opportunity with interested candidates.

Truganina College places its learners at the centre of all that we do. The College caters for the educational and personal needs of each learner by providing an environment that inspires learning, promotes positive relationships, security, a sense of belonging and a culture of respect and pride. The College motto of; Inspiring Excellence in Learning to Believe, Achieve and Succeed underpins all decisions that are made.

Officially opened in 2015 Truganina College is located within the City of Wyndham on the corner of Clearwood and Brigalow Drives, Truganina, MEL 203 B3. The area is believed to be named after Truganini, a full-blooded Aboriginal Tasmanian woman who spent a short time in the area.

The College is organised around the primary and middle years stages of schooling. The school has a strong focus on effective transition from Early Learning Centres and to Senior Secondary education.

The College has a culture of high expectations and a clear focus on visible learning with strong learning growth for every student.

The key components of the teaching curriculum at Truganina College are the effective teaching of literacy and numeracy, using evidence informed, high impact strategies.  The College provides high quality learning experiences ensuring breadth and depth in all curriculum areas. Staff work together to share responsibility for and cater to the individual learning needs of all students.

The design of learning environments reflects the specific requirements of all disciplines and supports a diverse range of active, student centred approaches that are based around the idea of ‘learning to learn’, emphasising such cross-disciplinary skills as critical thinking, problem solving, communication and team work whilst using information technology to support the learning. 

The College culture is one of shared practice, distributed leadership and the development of differentiated learning that are age, stage and ability appropriate. 

The learning environment is developing to allow students to make decisions about their learning. Effective learning environments create these opportunities by making learners responsible for their choices and empowering them with the spaces and options that can make those choices work. Student input into decision making is developing.

Truganina College engages in partnerships which support the learning and wellbeing needs of students at different developmental stages and the needs of families. Partnerships involve maternal health centres, kindergartens, local schools, and tertiary providers. The college is building strong links with the community. The learning process is a joint effort between the college and the families. The language of learning is used in all interactions with the community.

People with a strong passion for, and interest in further developing a new school and an understanding of the commitment required are encouraged to apply. The staff work closely with the Principal and the wider school community to establish the vision and strategic direction of the school.

Assistant Principal

Job type:

Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 02/10/2025

Job classification:

Not provided


Nicole O'Brien | 0416 466 851

Assistant Principal