Assistant Principal-Range 1 Job at Schools (Government) – Melbourne VIC

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2022 – 27/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1255972

Selection Criteria

SC1 Educational Leadership

Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.

Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

SC2 Financial, managerial and administrative ability

Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

SC3 Planning, policy and program development and review

Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.

Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.

An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

SC4 Leadership of staff and students

A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.

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.

SC5 Interpersonal and communication skills

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.

Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.

An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.

SC6 Local criterion – Instructional Leadership

Demonstrated high level of expertise and knowledge in Learning and Teaching.

A demonstrated highly developed ability to work independently and develop strategic plan.

A demonstrated ability to lead whole school improvement in student outcomes.


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

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

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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Lyndale Secondary College is a large Years 7-12 single campus educational provider with a student population of 850. Serving our local community since 1961, we are extremely proud of our leading-edge educational practice, exceptional pathway management for all students, and our strength through cultural diversity.

As part of our dedication to providing the very best outcomes for all students, we offer VCE, VET and VCAL, as well as English as a Second Language, Integration, Numeracy and Literacy support programs. The College also provides a Select Entry Learning Programs (SEAL and STEM) which allows gifted and talented students to explore their academic potential in a challenging and supportive environment.

Our staff are dedicated to providing our students with the best-practice teaching and learning, and are supported to be their best professionally and personally. Teachers collaborate to create engaging environments for students, including the use of team-teaching, cross-curricular approaches, community projects and peer observation.

Over 40% of the school population was born outside Australia in 47 different countries, and 64 different languages at home, providing our students with a rich experience of cultural awareness and immersion. Our Performing Arts program is second to none and provides our students with opportunities to participate at the very highest level.

Our student’s voices are heard strongly through our student voice program and the many leadership opportunities. At Lyndale we listen to our students to strengthen our College – they are our greatest asset.

The College has nearly completed a comprehensive rebuild program which has seen new state-of-the-art facilities and learning spaces created – including a STEM Centre, Technology/Arts Hub, Aviation and VR Centre, extensively resourced library and our world-class Performing Arts Theatre.

Lyndale has a long and proud history of students achieving professional success in a wide range of careers such as in medicine, law, commerce, business, emergency services, sciences and on the sporting field.

About the Company

Company: Schools (Government) –

Company Location:  Melbourne VIC

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