Assistant Principal-Range 2

Job posted: 10/05/2022
Applications close: 23/05/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 20/07/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1278199

Reference: 1278199

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1 Educational leadership

Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.

Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

SC2 Financial, managerial and administrative ability

Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

SC3 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.

SC4 Leadership of 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.

SC5 Interpersonal and communication skills

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.

Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.

SC6 School Specific Criteria

Demonstrate a strong commitment to implementing a ‘student empowered’ model of learning, which maximises student engagement, a love of learning and improves learning outcomes.


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

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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.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

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

At Hampton Park Secondary College (HPSC) our vision of learning excellence is underpinned by the HPSC values of Respect, Learning, and Working Together.  Our values inform our daily interactions and decisions, these values are embedded in our whole school practice and they are supported by the high expectations that embody our School-wide Positive Behaviour Support Program.

Since 2020, we have transformed our approach to learning by enabling students to be more empowered to take control of their learning.  We are committed to embedding an education model that is more student¿centred and focused on personalised learning pathways.  We have redesigned our learning programme to enable students to excel through this research-based future-focused model, ensuring all of our students benefit from deepened learning and improved educational outcomes.  In line with this approach is our recognition that all students are unique, and that each student brings their own distinct and individual passions, interests, skills, and knowledge into our learning ecosystem.

Our world is rapidly changing and so must our approach to learning.  Sir Ken Robinson reminds us that Schools Kill Creativity.  Professor Yong Zhao suggests that education requires a ‘Paradigm shift’.  In 2019, HPSC joined Future Schools and commenced redesigning our curriculum and our approach to learning to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.  Learning is categorised into three stages or ‘programmes’:  Explore, Enhance, and Excel.  These programmes recognise the unique needs of each student as they engage in their secondary education and allow learning to be transformative, dynamic, and focussed upon growth.  Our programmes allow students to ‘move through’ their secondary schooling experience in a way that better reflects their passions and abilities rather than their nominal ‘year level’.  Hence, whilst many students merely survive their time at high school, students at HPSC instead thrive in an exceptional learning environment where they are empowered and supported to create an educational pathway that is as individual and unique as they are.

At HPSC, we strive to create a culture of learning that enables learning to be done with students, rather than to students.  Our innovative, tailor made approach to learning assists students so that no student is held back, and no student is left behind.  Learning is an organic process.  By creating optimal conditions for learning, students thrive.

HPSC is a large, culturally diverse learning community situated in the City of Casey growth corridor.  The current student enrolment stands at 1144 students with approximately 52 nationalities represented and 67 languages other than English spoken.  Sixty percent of students speak a language other than English at home, 27% of students are enrolled in English as an Additional Language (EAL) and 66% of students receive additional equity funding.  There are 5 Principal Class, 116 Teacher Class and 70 Educational Support Staff.

We are seeking exceptional educators and support staff to join our highly professional and dedicated team to transform learning.  If you believe that an innovative approach is needed to engage students and improve outcomes, while better preparing them for a rapidly changing world, then I encourage you to apply to join our dynamic team.  To find out more about our College, we invite you to peruse our website (Hampton Park Secondary College (hpsc.vic.edu.au)) to access our 2022 Subject Handbook located under the Curriculum Tab.

Assistant Principal-Range 2

Job type:

Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 20/07/2025

Job classification:

Not provided


Wayne Haworth | 03 8795 9400

Assistant Principal-Range 2