Ed Support Level 1-Range 4 - Industry Engagement Officer

Job posted: 23/11/2022
Applications close: 06/12/2022 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Shepparton

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 1317742

Reference: 1317742

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Shepparton

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with the Victorian Public Service Values.
  2. Demonstrated proficiency in stakeholder management, including negotiation, working cooperatively, building sustained partnerships and managing agreements with and between a range of stakeholders like students, parents, school-based careers practitioners, employers and peak bodies.
  3. High-level verbal and written communication skills, which includes preparation of reports, development of resources, and presentations as required. 
  4. Demonstrated high level knowledge of and experience with :
  • students with a disability and/ or career education and planning
  • careers, VET, vocational pathways, industry school structures, qualifications and   operations
  • professional development design, delivery and implementation
  1. Demonstrated proficiency in project management, including an ability to apply and to support others to apply critical, creative and innovative thinking to design a successful initiative.
  2. Further, demonstrated ability to monitor and assess outcomes against agreed criteria (student, school and program objectives) and respond agilely in instances where outcomes are falling short of expectations



The IEC will focus on four key cohorts: Koorie students, students in out-of-home-care, students with a disability and students in youth detention. In many instances, an individual student will represent two or more identified priority cohorts.

  • Direct responsibility for case management of industry engagement opportunities for students in years 7-10 (or equivalent) in their agreed catchment, including:
    • delivering work- readiness preparation, tailored to a student’s particular context
    • supporting students during an industry placement, tailored to their particular context
    • supporting students for reflection and planning after a placement, tailored to their particular context
    • sourcing and securing pre-organised industry exposure opportunities in a variety of industry settings, that match students’ skill sets and interests and where employers are cognisant of how to create a supportive environment for a student’s particular context.
    • supporting students who, due the specific nature of their disability, are unable to complete required pre- work preparation, to engage with an appropriate industry exposure opportunity.
  • Direct responsibility for the design and delivery of professional development tailored to the context, for targeted staff in:
    • working in partnership with businesses and industry to ensure the success of the placement for the student and the business 
    • preparing a student in work-readiness skills, including addressing a particular cohort’s context and needs with relation to career planning and preparation. This will be in collaboration with a School’s Career Practitioner.
    • supporting a student during their placement 
    • involving parents and carers (where appropriate) in the career planning/ industry engagement process.
  • Direct responsibility for establishing relationships with employers/ businesses in order to:
    • ensure their access to and use of specially developed resources that provide guidance on how to prepare for and support a student with a disability in a workplace 
    • actively support the preparation and delivery of best-practice industry engagement opportunities for students with a disability
    • agree to the provision of exposure opportunities, cognisant of how to create a supportive environment for a student’s particular context

Overall aims for each cohort are consistent, however the delivery model will be modified for each cohort.

Other duties as directed by the Neighbourhood Principal - Senior Secondary + Careers and Pathways



  • Create a positive culture of belonging, care, high expectations and learning within their team and the College
  • Provide high level support to the LT Applied Learning and the AP2 Senior Secondary Careers & Pathways
  • Proactively build a positive working relationship with all other leaders at this level
  • Attend and actively contribute to all relevant meetings and events
  • Provide leadership, support and coordination for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the senior secondary portfolio
  • Support and encourage staff to share ideas, strategies and resources

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

Education Support staff play a significant role within the College. Within their core teams they share responsibility for building a positive culture within the school, improving school connectedness and for the implementation of the school’s Vision, Values and Mission.

A position at Level 1 Range 4 has a senior leadership role. They are accountable for the development and delivery of key services that are integral to the effective operation of the school – in this case, Senior Secondary Applied Learning.

It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure the inclusion and development of all ES staff across the College.

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

Location Profile


Greater Shepparton Secondary College was formed by the merger of four secondary colleges in Shepparton and Mooroopna, as part of the Shepparton Education Plan. A new College in Hawdon Street will be completed and ready for occupation in 2022. A Rural Annex is also an integral component of the College and has been created to serve the needs of the students requiring more supports than are available in the mainstream settings.

Greater Shepparton City Council (GSCC), located 180 kilometres north of Melbourne, with a population of 66,000, is the fifth-largest city in regional Victoria and consists of Shepparton City, Mooroopna and Tatura. 75% of the municipality’s population live in Shepparton and Mooroopna. The area is a culturally and linguistically diverse community with almost one quarter of the population born overseas, including recent arrivals and refugees from Africa and the Middle East. It has Victoria’s largest concentration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people outside of Melbourne. There are over 6,000 businesses and a workforce of 30,000.

The establishment of the new Secondary College in Shepparton is the initial phase of the Shepparton Education Plan, which aims to improve educational outcomes for P-12 and beyond. The plan will improve transitions, pathways and opportunities for students through improving teacher capacity, resources and a contemporary school infrastructure. The Shepparton Education Plan and the creation of a revitalised secondary school model is the outcome of longer-term work by schools and consultation with the community to collaboratively improve learning opportunities, community engagement and educational outcomes.

The development of the new Secondary College in Shepparton provides exciting opportunities for the successful applicant to contribute to the transformation of secondary curriculum, pedagogy and student connection and to build community participation and ownership of the new school.

On completion, the school will include:

  • Approximately 2500 students arranged in nine houses of 300 year 7-12 students.
  • New school facilities with contemporary shared teaching and learning spaces and specialist areas
  • Hubs for specialist subject delivery, including a STEM Enterprise Centre of Excellence, and student wellbeing

The location of the new College is the site of the existing Shepparton High School in Hawdon Street, Shepparton. The site offers many opportunities being in close proximity to the Shepparton Campuses of Latrobe and Melbourne Universities and Goulburn Ovens TAFE, and to commercial and cultural precincts. This will support the development of student pathway options and community engagement.

This is a significant career opportunity to reframe the trajectory of a community through prioritising the education of its young people with a focus on creating high quality engagement, pedagogy and facilities.

The transformational change involved in the development of the new Secondary College will require an applicant with skills that support a high level of engagement and consultation with students, staff, parents and the broader community as the culture, learning focus and organisation of the campus are developed, implemented and refined.

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Ed Support Level 1-Range 4 - Industry Engagement Officer

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Marilyn Mancini | 03 5891 2000

Ed Support Level 1-Range 4 - Industry Engagement Officer