Gardener / Maintenance

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 26/08/2022 - 06/04/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1290156

Reference: 1290156

Occupation: Facilities Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently when completing general maintenance, gardening tasks and repairs.

SC2 Demonstrated strong and proactive work ethic, an eye for detail and problem-solving abilities to achieve the best possible outcomes for the school.

SC3 Demonstrated ability to work and communicate as part of a team and regularly liaise with contractors on the school site and the Operations Manager overseeing buildings and grounds.

SC4 Demonstrated technical knowledge and expertise with regard to the use of specialised equipment associated with the requirements of the role.

SC5 Demonstrated ability to identify and assess potential risks and work within DET OH&S guidelines that may impact on the safety of members of the school community (students, staff or members of the wider school community).


This is a 52/52 position. Additional attendance is required for 30 days during school vacation periods.

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 the Gardener/Maintenance position include but are not limited to:


  • Maintaining and improving the school grounds (especially lawns, gardens and recreation areas), facilities and buildings
  • Undertaking regular routine inspections and identify issues requiring maintenance.
  • Undertaking routine repairs, cleaning and maintenance of the facilities.
  • Work with contractors to attend to tasks that require registered tradespeople and ensure OHS requirements in relation to sub-contractors are met.
  • Undertaking small building projects and painting as required.
  • Repairing /maintaining furniture as required.
  • Liaising with the Operations Manager on a regular basis.
  • Supporting staff in relocating furniture and equipment.
  • Working together with the management team to ensure that occupational health & safety requirements are met.
  • Working within DET OHS Guidelines.
  • Other duties as directed by the Principal/Assistant Principal or the Director of Operations.

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

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy at Collingwood English Language School. Please note the following:

• Collingwood English Language School is a multi-campus school, with campuses located in Collingwood, Broadmeadows and Craigieburn. The successful applicant will be required to work across all three campuses.

• Applicants are required to provide a statement addressing the key selection criteria.

• Attaching your letter of introduction, resume and key selection criteria in one document, with your full name in the File Name, is most helpful.

• Please include your DET Employee ID Number on your application (where applicable).

• Three (3) Referees are required. Please provide names, contact phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

• A copy of your current Working With Children’s Check card will be required if successful.

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

Collingwood English Language School (CELS) is the major provider of the New Arrivals Program in the North Western Region. It is a Foundation to Year 10 multi campus school, providing full time, intensive English Language courses for newly-arrived migrants and refugees with campuses located in Collingwood, Broadmeadows and Craigieburn. 

We provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment where students prepare for a seamless academic, social and cultural transition to mainstream school or other educational pathways. We also support families and guardians to understand and engage with our school community and the Victorian Education system. 

Students attend the New Arrivals Program for intensive English as an Additional Language courses for 6 months if educational background is age equivalent. Students with disrupted schooling often attend for 4 terms. Assessment and reporting reflect this context.

The ratio of teachers to students is 13:1. Multicultural education aides support teachers, students and families.


We provide innovative, creative, high quality EAL teaching and learning programs. Our students have a sense of curiosity, resilience and are excited about their learning and preparation for mainstream school or further education, leading to improved academic and life chances.

At Collingwood English Language School:

•           We provide an exceptional English as an Additional Language program in a welcoming, caring, friendly, collaborative and inclusive learning community

•           We provide EAL leadership and advocacy

•           Our EAL Specialist teachers provide high quality learning and teaching in a safe and supportive environment

•           Our students are courageous and determined learners and become effective members of the school and wider community

•           Our parents and guardians are active participants in their students’ learning and in the school community 



Our core purpose at Collingwood English Language School is underpinned by the following values


Respect:                    for ourselves, each other and our environment

Kindness:                  to others through compassion and celebrating success

Learning:                   being ready to learn, do my best, be actively engaged, share ideas and welcome feedback. Seek support.



Collingwood Campus

Collingwood English Language School was established as a school in 1989. The Collingwood Campus is located in Cambridge Street, approximately one kilometre north east of the city centre. This is the original campus.

Broadmeadows Campus

The Broadmeadows Campus is in Johnstone St Broadmeadows, and is part of the Dimboola Hub, sharing the oval with Broadmeadows Valley Primary School and Hume Central (Dimboola Rd Campus)

Craigieburn Campus

The Craigieburn campus is located on Northleigh Ave, approximately two kilometres from the Craigieburn railway station and sits adjacent to Craigieburn South Primary School.


Further information 

Further information is available from the Collingwood English Language School’s website, including: 

School Strategic Plan 2019-2022


Annual Implementation Plan 2022


Annual Report 2021


Gardener / Maintenance

Job type:

Part time / From 26/08/2022 - 06/04/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Kate Marshall | 03 9419 7633

Gardener / Maintenance