Careers Coordinator

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

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 27/01/2025

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 1337151

Reference: 1337151

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated capacity of working with young people to provide advice and support on matters relating to careers and educational pathways.
  2. Demonstrated proficiency to work cooperatively and build sustained partnerships with and between a range of stakeholders including students, parents, staff, external organisations and employers.
  3. Ability to work both independently and as a team to meet objectives relating to careers and educational pathways.  
  4. Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to self-manage the workload.
  5. High-level verbal and written communication skills, which includes preparation of reports, development of resources, and presentations as required.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

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.


The responsibilities of this position will be:

Careers Program

  • Work collaboratively with Whole School Organisation team taking responsibility for meeting the Transforming Career Education DET requirements
  • Provide one-to-one counselling service for students, parents and the wider school community
  • Annual career action plan for all Year 9-12 students - linked to any personalised learning and support plans
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre)
  • All students to have career counselling and targeted support
  • Conducting or assisting with events or meetings for students and parents on topics such as VCE, VET and VM including Subject Selection, tertiary prerequisites and how to access resources.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of the Learning Hub Team and attend hub meetings to ensure consistently high expectations are kept that support teaching and learning
  • Communicate with VCE/VET/VM Program Managers to disseminate information
  • Maintain an up-to-date careers resource centre
  • Liaise with leadership to further develop and implement MIPs and Careers for students
  • Take responsibility for disseminating careers information to families via the College webpage, Newsletter and facebook
  • Organise and promote careers events/excursions/guest speakers
  • Interact with students on both individual and group basis
  • Interact with the Principal class, Year level coordinators and team leaders, on career programs
  • Attend parent/teacher interview nights
  • Attend Careers Education Association Meetings, Careers Practitioner Days and other relevant meetings/industry forums to maintain Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) professional standards

Student Pathways/Work Experience/Apprenticeships

  • Oversee the Year 10 work experience program – promote program to students and parents via letters, assemblies, newsletters. Follow up and help students to secure employers, visit students on work experience
  • Liaise with LLEN group and other outside agencies to develop links and partnerships
  • Source Australian School-based Apprenticeships, keep up-to-date list of students undertaking SBATs, sign and return training plans. Ensure copy given to VASS Officer, advise VM Coordinator, Assistant Principal of students undertaking SBATs
  • Hold SBAT information nights if required
  • Follow up SBAT results by third week of November for VASS administrator
  • Take responsibility for VM Work Placement duties:
    •  Year 11 and 12 SWL forms, Safe@work, or other relevant documents relating to students are to be filed into student files
    • Attend professional development when required
    • Maintain student files
    • Help students secure employment for SWL
  • Maintain a partnership with all employers on our database


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 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 applications must include current names and contact details of a minimum 3 referees

- Application length including covering letter, selection criteria response and curriculum vitae is to be kept to a maximum 10 pages

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

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

Bairnsdale Secondary College is sited on Gunai-Kurnai land and has approximately 1140 students enrolled drawing on local communities.  Over 60% of these students travel to school on buses.

The Student Family Occupation Density is currently 0.56 indicating that the college population is classified as low-middle socio-economic when compared to schools across Victoria.  Ten percent of the school population is of indigenous descent.

The Bairnsdale Secondary College embraces their entire school community and the following values:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resilience

Our vision is to create a learning community with a focus on improving teaching practice through ongoing performance development so that students’ outcomes improve.

There are three Learning Hubs at the College. The Hubs are named in the Gunai Kurnai language to symbolise students’ journey through the College:

  • Year 7 – Wargomerrin (Morning)
  • Year 8-9 – Wurrin (Day)
  • Years 10, 11 & 12 – Malgobila (Night)

Each Hub is supported by an Assistant Principal, Leading Teachers, Coordinators, Education Support Staff, Learning Support Assistants and Student Wellbeing team.  The Malgobila team also integrates Vocational Major Staff and a Careers team. This ethos enables a holistic approach to the needs of each of our students encompassing our school values and the strong link between education and wellbeing.

The College also has a satellite site providing an alternative Vocational Major study centre (Ngooloo) for regional youth disengaged from mainstream education provision and potentially at risk. 

Careers Coordinator

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 27/01/2025

Job classification:

Not provided


03 5150 4800

Careers Coordinator