Assistant Principal-Range 2

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Melton

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 24/04/2026

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1337263

Reference: 1337263

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Melton

Selection Criteria

1. Educational leadership

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

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

2. Financial, managerial and administrative ability

(i) Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills. 

3. Planning, policy and program development and review 

(i) Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes. 

(ii) Demonstrated ability to implement Department of Education and Training policies to a high level. 

(iii) An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning. 

4. Leadership of staff and students

(i) A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team. 

(ii) 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

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

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

(iii) An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.

 6. Skills and experience in curriculum development

(ii) Experience in leading teams of Learning Specialists and coaches to enhance teaching and learning.

(iii) Experience in curriculum development and formulation of a guaranteed and viable curriculum.


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 including daily organisation

In addition, the Assistant Principal at Melton West Primary School is responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring the school’s vision and values are enacted in all areas of our work.
  • Overseeing Professional Learning programs including organisation of PLC's and teaching and learning programs.
  • Developing and maintaining community links.
  • Supporting and mentoring middle leaders.
  • Overseeing Assessment and Reporting, including IEPs and BSPs.
  • Collection and analysis of student data.
  • Human Resources, recruitment and induction of new staff.

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 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.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

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

Other Information

  • 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.

Location Profile

Melton West Primary School is located in the township of Melton, approximately 38 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.  Enrolments have recently stabilised with a current enrolment of 560 students.  The school has established its reputation amongst the community as a vibrant, committed, professional learning community which has a clear focus and vision on continuous improvement.

Melton West Primary School believes in high levels of learning for all. We hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of our school and base all our decisions on what is best for our students. Our vision is to be seen as an inclusive learning community where students, families and staff collaborate to celebrate diversity, nurture curiosity, and encourage each other to achieve and grow as life-long learners. The school values of Communication, Honesty, Kindness, Resilience Respect and Teamwork underpin the way in which we, as a community, interact to ensure children are supported and safe.

All members of the Melton West Primary School staff demonstrate a strong commitment to keeping up to date with the latest educational research, with many working alongside our school-based coaches and external consultants. 

We seek educators who are highly skilled practitioners, resilient and committed to working as part of a highly effective Professional Learning Community. The successful applicant will be an exemplary educator who has a passion for continuous learning and who demonstrates the capacity to be an active member of the school community.  They will have a proven capacity for success and a demonstrated capacity to align their instructional practice to our whole school practice.

Melton West Primary School will apply a thorough and rigorous screening processes in the recruitment of employees and volunteers involved in child-connected work. Our commitment to child safety and our screening requirements are included in all advertisements for employee, contractor and volunteer positions, and all applicants are provided with copies of the school’s Child Safety Code of Conduct and the Child Safety Policy.

Applicants wishing to find out information about the school or the position may contact the Principal, Michelle Costa, via email on: michelle.costa@education.vic.gov.au or alternativley please contact the school on 03 9743 5818 if you would like to arrange a school tour with Michelle.


Assistant Principal-Range 2

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 24/04/2026

Job classification:

Not provided


Michelle Costa | 03 9743 5818

Assistant Principal-Range 2