Student Welfare and Management

Job posted: 28/06/2024
Applications close: 22/07/2024 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 09/09/2024 - 08/09/2027

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1423407

Reference: 1423407

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

2024 AP Student Wellbeing and School Management


Outstanding capacity for visionary educational leadership of a school, together with highly developed skills in leadership of others through managing the process of change. 

A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build effective teams.  A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, with exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity, when working with students, staff, parents and the broader community.

Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes. A demonstrated ability to implement Department of Education and Training policies to a high level. An understanding of, and a commitment to,the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills which includes but is not limited to overseeing budgets, managing CRTs and Occupational Health and Safety.  


A demonstrated capacity to build, enhance and make a strong contribution to the Mt Eliza Primary School community, with a high level capacity to lead our three key pillars of wellbeing (student management), learning (curriculum and data) with a focus on implementing English 2.0; and school operations (timetabling).


The assistant principal reports directly to the principal.

Assistant principals have a primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.  In exercising the responsibility, assistant principals will have the authority to make all significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies and budget.  Assistant principals will contribute to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making.

The management of significant school program or functional areas in schools involve assistant principals in the analysis of the needs of students and the translation of state educational policy and frameworks into appropriate education programs to meet the needs of all students.

Typically assistant principals will be responsible for the effective use of the teaching staff and program budget of a defined area of the school's operation and for the oversight and leadership of the educational programs provided utilising these resources.


Typically, assistant principals perform one or more of the following functions:

  •    supervision and coordination of the work of senior curriculum or level coordinators;
  •    allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility;
  •    supervision of the delivery of teaching programs;
  •    management of programs to improve the knowledge and experience of staff;
  •    responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and year level coordinators;
  •    contribute to the overall management of the school;

Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

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:


Other Information

We will hosting a school tour at 3.45pm on Wednesday, 17th July for interested parties.

You may book either by sending an email to our school email address - mount.eliza.ps@education.vic.gov.au or by phoning the school office on 9787 1385 when we return from holidays on Monday, 15th July.

Thank you

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


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Location Profile

Mt Eliza Primary School is a vibrant school that strives to provide the best learning opportunities for its students in a friendly, respectful, caring and professional environment.

As you enter our school you will notice the warm and inviting atmosphere. We pride ourselves in the development of a stimulating and engaging learning environment that focuses on our students developing academically, socially and emotionally.

Our vision for education encapsulates an environment that is the nerve-centre for learning; a place that promotes and encourages students, teachers, families and industry to be partners in the learning journey; a place that puts the child at the centre of all decisions. We believe in finding the balance between explicit teaching and guided inquiry to build the capacity of all learners ¿ a culture of collective responsibility.

At Mt Eliza Primary School, we promote a distributive leadership approach and encourage all members of the school community to have a voice. This starts with developing a shared vision with high expectations at the core, where:

  • Relationships are fostered and developed, and collective wellbeing is paramount
  • Collaboration is the culture of being and doing
  • Successes are celebrated and a continual process of improvement is the expectation

Drawing on research, we are committed to creating a culture of innovation and agency, with a view to developing an engaged and high achieving learning community.

Mt Eliza Primary School has a student population of 476 students and this year we are running 20 classrooms with specialist programs in: Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Physical Education. Our Grade 3 and 4 students have cooking classes in our Kitchen Garden Program where they grow their own vegetables and herbs in our Kitchen Garden. They develop global connections through learning Indonesian as an additional language, and sessions that support our STEM focus.

We see our parents as our partners in their child¿s education and encourage families to become involved; we welcome the support of our incredible community. Our School Council and PTA meet regularly and work hard to support the staff and students at Mt Eliza Primary School.

In partnership with our community we have developed a culture that reflects our five values:

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Connectedness and Challenge. These values are the cornerstone of what we do, they support our approach to learning and are key in the way in which we develop respectful relationships across the school.

We are extremely proud of our school and invite you to explore our website further to experience more of the wonderful things we do here.

Student Welfare and Management

Job type:

Full time / From 09/09/2024 - 08/09/2027

Job classification:

Assistant Principal-Range 1


Kim Wheeler | 039/787-1385

Student Welfare and Management