Job posted: 02/07/2024
Applications close: 15/07/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 29/07/2024 - 31/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1423623

Reference: 1423623

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan


Typical Duties will be timetabled to include:

Operating hand tools such as leaf blowers

Maintaining the Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden

Applying mulch fertilizers, herbicides

Weeding, trimming, and pruning gardens on a planned cycle

Remove unhealthy plants and shrubs and any downed limbs

Watering grounds and gardens

Rake gum leaves and other vegetation from gardens

Plant shrubs and trees

Remove rubbish form outdoor areas

Work with other maintenance staff as required


Physical strength and stamina

Attention to Detail

Manual dexterity

Problem solving skills

Self-motivation and ability to work autonomously

An interest in plants and gardens

Who May Apply

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

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education 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. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

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:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:


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

Rowville Primary School has extensive grounds and gardens including a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden. Our grounds create a sense of place, and visitors often comment on the high quality of our outdoor environment. We are seeking a meticulous, hardworking person who has a passion for working in gardens. The successful applicant will maintain our outdoor areas so that they are safe, clean, and attractive.

Hours of Work: 8.00am- 3.00pm Monday to Friday


Selection Criteria

Please address skills and your relevant experiences.


Job type:

Part time / From 29/07/2024 - 31/01/2026

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2


Anne Babich | 03 9764 1955