Food Technology Assistant

Job posted: 24/11/2022
Applications close: 07/12/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1318166

Reference: 1318166

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1  Demonstrated capacity to perform duties consistent with established guidelines and frameworks, including coordinating and supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role.

SC2  Demonstrated capacity to work and collaborate with others in a team environment.

SC3  Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in a team environment, including 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 and other school staff in respect to the work area.

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


No Attendance is required during school vacation periods.

An education support class position at this range will perform tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice, and school policy under supervision and direction. This may include coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students but must not include duties of a teacher as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students can be required individually or in groups up to 4 in controlled circumstances and where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Certification and/or qualifications of up to three years can be required at this level (noting that Registered Nurse is not included at this level, the first level for which is Level 1 range 3).

A role at this range may include:

  • Specific support tasks to achieve outcomes. Typically, this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the co-ordination of a work area under the direction of the principal or a manager.
  • Assisting teachers, within an educational program, by undertaking specific support tasks or the coordination of the support function.
  • Supervised health and wellbeing support tasks, medical intervention support tasks, or other specialised student/teacher support roles (e.g. enrolled nurses performing the role as described in schedule 3). These roles require specific qualifications and/or training, including roles where further training must be undertaken 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.
  • 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 would be typical examples.

An education support class position at this range commencing at the base will initially be limited to undertaking routine tasks that are carried out under close supervision and direction. Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established, and direction is readily available. Subject to any specific qualification and/or training requirement, an education support class employee employed in this range may be progressively required to undertake coordination, specialised student/teacher support tasks, or technical tasks as experience in the role is gained.


  • Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.
  • Maintain and ensure the Food Tech room is kept to a clean and tidy standards according to OH & S requirements
  • Order supplies and process e-schools order for the timetabled classes and delivery instructions to suppliers are clear
  • Prepare the Food Tech room for timetable cooking classes
  • Ensure food supplies are placed in the refrigerator, freezer or storage cupboard.
  • Assist the Food Tech teacher where required
  • Other duties that may be required by the Business Manager

Other duties as required by the Business Manager or the College Principals.


You may be required to travel and work at either campus.



  • Wash tea towels
  • Fold tea towels
  • Prepare baskets for classes
  • Wipe down benches
  • Wipe down sinks
  • Prepare for prac classes – put out ingredients and portions
  • Put out recipe books
  • Assist in classroom when pracs are running under teacher instructions
  • Sweep floors



  • Wipe down fridge (alternate each week between the 4 fridges)
  • Wash oven mitts
  • Wash masterchef aprons
  • Wipe down students black aprons
  • Order ingredients
  • Receive delivery and rotate stock
  • Organise benches (make sure all equipment is in right place)
  • Fill detergent bottles



  • Check due dates for old items

  • Wipe out microwaves

  • Buy plastic containers

  • Change cleaning pads on scrubbers (at sinks)

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

  • This position is for 3 days per week. Hours will be 8.00am - 4.00pm 7.6 Hours per day
  • 3 days to be confirmed
  • Induction to take place 25/01/2023
  • This is a multi campus college and travel between campuses may be required.
  • Please submit responses to Selection Criteria with your application

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 of 3 months 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

Victoria University Secondary College is a multi-campus school comprising a Junior Campus, Senior Campus with a Trade Training Centre. The college has approximately 1010 students from years 7 to 12 and services the residential area of Cairnlea, Deer Park, and environs in the western suburbs of Melbourne. The college caters for students from diverse cultural and social backgrounds and provides a broad range of personal, academic and practical experiences for students. The college values each student and successfully provides curriculum and other services to meet student needs. Victoria University Secondary College challenges students to create the future by aspiring to achievestrengthening the community and respecting themselves and others. There is a strong expectation that students take themselves seriously and work hard to build on the firm foundation provided by the College.

The organization of the College is based on the concept of Professional Learning Communities an approach to school improvement where groups of teachers work collaboratively at the school level to improve student outcomes. At VUSC we strive to enhance our teaching practices by sharing resources and analysing student data. Our staff also support other schools to implement effective PLC practices, as we are a PLC Link school.

The College empowers members of our learning community to develop control over their own thinking and actions, develop the self-belief and confidence to persevere with learning challenges and tasks and to take initiative and act. Our focus on reflective thinking develops independent learners. Our focus on collaboration develops students who can work co-operatively towards a common goal; to share ideas and resources while respecting and recognising individual contributions. Students develop the skills to create respectful learning relationships within the school and the wider community.

Victoria University Secondary College is a supportive teaching and learning environment where student needs and backgrounds are reflected in the learning and design of the school. The clear strategic intention is to maximize opportunities for all students by developing their talents and challenging them to have high aspirations, so they achieve their potential and become logical, self-aware, collaborative and inquisitive. Importantly, Victoria University Secondary College seeks to develop skills and competencies, so students are well prepared for future study and work when they finish their education.

Food Technology Assistant

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided


Lana Mokdsi | 8312 0200

Food Technology Assistant