Teacher Aide

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 03/04/2023 - 13/04/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1336159

Reference: 1336159

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3    Demonstrated 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 in respect to the work area.

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


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.


  • Provides coordination support to teachers through rostering and the organisation of the work of a team of aides, including supervision and guidance.
  • Conducts routine presentations to parents to assist teachers in communicating objectives and outcomes relating to educational programs and/or students.
  • Liaise with external providers of support services.
  • Provide medical intervention support that involves a specific medical condition approved by the Department, requires specialised training/instruction that requires regular updating and has clearly defined responsibility for the administration of such support.

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

Specific information in relation to this position can be found on the College website under the Employment Tab  (www.hopcross.vic.edu.au)

 The Selection Panel reserves the right to seek referees other than those nominated on your application.

 All applicants need to be aware that with regard to the Child Safety Standards, information may be collected in order to establish their suitability for child-connected work.

 All staff employed by the Department of Education and Training and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.

Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to the satisfaction of pre-employment conditions.

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 online at the Department's Human Resources website at:-


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

Hoppers Crossing Secondary College opened in 1984 and is a single campus, co-educational college with an enrolment of approximately 1,500 students. Situated in an urban growth corridor, approximately 20 minutes west of Melbourne, we welcome students from Years 7 to 12, from Hoppers Crossing and the surrounding district.

The College places great importance on developing innovative and challenging educational programs, through which young people recognise the value of growth through learning. Academic rigour is valued at all stages of learning.

We aim to achieve the extra-ordinary by providing an education which has a focus on developing our students' academic potential. Our classroom focus is on challenge, engagement and achievement.

A highly committed staff share in the vision and values of the College and are dedicated to supporting students, throughout all stages of learning. The time and effort teachers put into their classes ensures the best educational outcomes which is reflected in our academic results. The College is very proud of its highest ever ATAR score of 98.90. We have excellent growth in study scores above 40 and consistency in the achievement of high ATAR scores. Over 90% of our Year 12 students progress to tertiary education or training institutes or vocational positions.

Our students are guided throughout their chosen pathway of VCE, VCAL or VET studies and are prepared for post-secondary options, including tertiary entry and further training or employment.

A diverse range of innovative educational, co-curricular and enrichment programs are offered across Years 7 to 12.

These programs include the Estancia High School Exchange Program, Chinese Overseas Learning Experience, Italian Language Immersion Program, Wakakirri Competition, Inter-School Sports, Year 7 and 10 Scholarship Programs, Student Representative Council, Youth Parliament, High Resolves Student Leadership and Work Experience Programs.

Additionally, Year 11 and 12 Enhancement Studies make it possible to incorporate TAFE certificates and University studies within the VCE program as a result of strong partnerships with a range of tertiary institutions.

The College prioritises ICT across the curriculum with the inclusion of: interactive whiteboards or media projectors in every classroom, Apple Mac laboratories and a 1:1 Netbook Program.

These facilities are aimed toward preparing students with the skills required for them to take their place as 21st century learners and citizens.

Our College grounds are immaculately presented and maintained, providing our students with a positive learning environment.

Our students are also able to enjoy upgraded facilities including plexi-paved basketball and tennis courts in addition to our $2 million state-of-the-art Science Centre.

Parental involvement in College operations and the learning process is encouraged as we consider this contribution to have a positive effect on the education of our young people.

Teacher Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 03/04/2023 - 13/04/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Julia McCahon | 039/974-7777

Teacher Aide