Design Technology/ Art Assistant

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 26/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Part time / From 06/06/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1278290

Reference: 1278290

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3    Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4    Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5    Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC6    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy.  This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.  Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards.  Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2.  Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1.  Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role. 

Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated from time to time.  The role is for a specific purpose for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.

Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options.  Routine technical support in libraries, science and information technology laboratories would be typical examples.

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.



  • Collate and prepare materials for teachers as instructed.
  • Order, receive goods and control storage arrangements.
  • 3D print student work as required and maintain 3D printers.
  • Sort and organise storage systems to maximise the use of stock and minimise wastage.
  • Arrange classroom displays particularly in relation to health and safety documents and promotional materials.
  • Manufacture storage racks for tools health and safety equipment where necessary.

Daily Duties

  • Set up for practical classes and help clean up afterwards
  • Assist the teacher within the technology classes when required by technology teachers.
  • Check work areas before and after practical classes ensure necessary equipment is available.
  • Maintain and sharpen hand tools as necessary.
  • Ensure that high standards of OHS are adhered to.
  • Inform the Business Manager of maintenance requirements.
  • Undertake extra purchasing duties as required.
  • Regularly check tools and machinery to ensure that they are properly tagged clean and well maintained.
  • Maintain an inventory/Asset register of hand and portable power tools.


  • Prepare a cleaning schedule, including the following Weekly Tasks
  • Empty waste bins
  • Arranging and clearing student work areas.
  •  Clearing and checking storage racks and shelves.
  • Sweep and clean Prep room.
  • Check dust extraction system

Term Tasks
Thoroughly clean all static machinery, hand tools, aprons, the workshop.
Complete maintenance of machinery as scheduled.

Arts Section

  • Audit, label and maintain resources, advise on stock control/replacement, receive equipment and materials, create and maintain an inventory system 
  • Manage specialised IT equipment including, cameras, video cameras, projectors, lights, microphones and printers. 
  • Prepare materials and equipment for art lessons, including preparation of demonstration materials and resources, and the stocking of classrooms with consumable items 
  • General preparation of materials
  • Review cutting, carving instruments and specialised art equipment. 
  • Loading and firing of electric Kiln
  • Ensuring they are in safe working order and maintaining/or organising an appropriate service. 
  • Complete appropriate risk assessments. Technicians will be involved in staff training as and when needed. 
  • Review existing OHS guidelines and identify gaps for continuous improvement. 
  • Maintain chemicals and equipment in a safe manner in line with chemical storage guidelines. 

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

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

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

Mount Rowan Secondary College is located in Wendouree, north-west suburb of Ballarat.

We provide a high quality education for year 7 to 12 students. We are the local secondary school for students living in Wendouree, Ballarat North, Invermay, Clunes, Creswick, Mt Blowhard, Miners Rest and surrounding areas.

Our whole school community follows our school values of Pride, Respect, and Excellence through Effort. We offer a broad curriculum in year 7 to 10 and VCAL and VCE to years 11 and 12 students. Students from year 10 to 12 can also choose a VET subject.

The school is structured around four vertical houses. All students and staff are associated with a House. Students are placed in a Home Group within their house and each Home Group is made up of students from year 7 to 12. We pride ourselves on welcoming and accepting all students and work diligently to meet their individual needs on an academic, social and emotional level.

All Mount Rowan staff celebrate learning with our students, not only academically, but guiding our students to be respectful citizens of the 21st Century.

Design Technology/ Art Assistant

Job type:

Part time / From 06/06/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Seona Murnane | 03 5336 7804

Design Technology/ Art Assistant