Ed Support VET Engineering

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / From 29/08/2022 - 01/09/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289614

Reference: 1289614

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Selection Criteria

SC1 - Demonstrate an ability to support an effective Engineering program that engages young people.

SC2 - Provide high-level Engineering support to students with varying knowledge and ability. 

SC3 - Demonstrate ability to provide expert advice in student engagement within a complex setting.  

SC4 - Demonstrate the ability to manage work priorities, schedule time, and support an effective Engineering program. 

SC5 - Parkville College is guided by an evidence based culturally responsive pedagogy. Provide an example from your experience that demonstrates your understanding and implementation of cultural responsiveness. 


The successful applicant will not be assigned to a specific campus and may be required to work across other campuses/sites within Parkville College. The role includes Saturday and School Holiday work.The vacancy operates on an unorthodox schedule, with varied working days. Please contact us for more information regarding the required work days on Parkville.co@education.vic.gov.au  

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. 


A position exists for an individual with Engineering Qualifications to work as an Education Support staff member. The role requires work during unorthodox school hours, in a unique school setting within Parkville College. This position is designed so that the successful candidate can perform outreach with students and undertake Engineering based classes as a therapeutic outlet, distinct from academic classes within the school timetable.

The successful candidate will need to have a thorough understanding of the multiple and complex needs and issues of children and youth in custody. Further to this the successful candidate will need to demonstrate outstanding professional relationships with the Department Justice and Community Safety staff members, who work within the residential units.

Finally, the successful candidate will need to have knowledge and expertise in the relevant subject field and ability to coach, in order to engage and develop marginalised and sometimes resistant learners. The successful candidate will also need to follow a trauma-informed and consistent approach with school educators while working outside of the traditional classroom setting.
A base qualification in Engineering is essential.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position. 

A qualification in Engineering is essential and a cert IV in Training & Assessment is highly desirable. 

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

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Parkville College is a multi-campus college spanning Parkville Youth Justice Precinct, Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct, and the Secure Care units in Maribyrnong and Ascot Vale. The successful applicant will not be assigned to a specific campus and may be required to work across other campuses/sites within Parkville College. This position may also require weekend and school holiday work.

Parkville College is a registered specialist school that delivers senior secondary certificates for all children and young people detained in the custody of the Department of Justice and Community Safety, and the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.

The college delivers education to, and in the best interest of, some of Victoria's most vulnerable, yet inspiring young people who are filled with enormous potential. The Parkville College education model incorporates strong local partnerships to deliver a flexible range of educational opportunities including VCAL and VET, in addition to the provision of holistic support to meet well-being needs and rehabilitative goals. In recognition of the custodial environment and existing educational disadvantage, the school program includes weekends and term breaks, to enhance the learning opportunities for the children and young people in custody and secure services. 

Ed Support VET Engineering

Job type:

Full time / From 29/08/2022 - 01/09/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Clare Cornelio | 03 9389 4408

Ed Support VET Engineering