Classroom teacher aide - ed support level 1-range 1

Location Profile

Werribee Secondary College is a highly regarded school in the Wyndham Education District. A consequence of the College’s standing and its excellent Year 12 results is that applications for enrolments far exceed the Colleges intake capacity. The College is a TAASS accredited provider of a Select Entry Learning Program.  The College attained accreditation as an International School with the Council of International Schools in 2006 and in 2013 became the first state secondary college in Victoria to be accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation and authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate. Werribee Secondary College has instilled a culture which embraces hard work and high achievement. All students wear the traditional uniform of blazer, shirt and tie.

The College has implemented a number of curriculum structures and programs which have further enhanced an exciting teaching and learning environment. A re-building program has upgraded the level of many facilities 6 years ago. These have been be augmented by the completion of a new Recital and Performance Centre in early 2016 and the construction of a further $7 million dollar stage which started in 2016.

A broad range of co-curricular activities includes amongst others, music, drama, chess, debating, public speaking and Leadership Programs. Further leadership opportunities for male and female students are provided through the College’s Australian Army Cadet Unit, which was formally inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard in early 2012 and is only the third AAC Unit in a Victorian state school.

Resources, Welfare and other Features

The College has implemented a BYODD program which encompasses Years 7 to 12. Most of the classrooms in the College are equipped with Interactive Projectors. There is a student Wellbeing and Leadership Program which is implemented through a House system, weekly Tutor groups and a Pastoral Leadership program.

Werribee Secondary College has 60 International Students who have selected the College to complete their secondary education.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC2 Show evidence of the ability to speak Haka Shin and experience in working with students from language backgrounds other than English.

SC3 An understanding of the teaching and learning issues associated with new arrival students including those with severe interruption to schooling and implications for program planning, development and delivery.

SC 4 Demonstrated ability to work with vision impaired students.

SC 5 Experience in using UEB braille from RENWICK School for the blind and Duxbury Systems for Mac and PC. Troubleshooting knowledge of the Polaris Virtual Braille Tablet and some familiarity with a Perkins Brailler machine.


48/52 position

Undertakes routine tasks that are usually carried out under close supervision and direction.  Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established and direction is readily available.

Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices.  Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction.  Assistance is readily available when problems arise.  An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.

Does not carry responsibility for the work of others.  More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.

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.

Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1.  Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.


-    Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas.
-    Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions.
-    Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
-    Participate in team meetings.
-    Assist with toileting, meals, lifting, and administration of medication to students requiring special care.
-    Assist with the supervision of pupils in playgrounds, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities and life skills.
-    Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment.
-    Prepare basic curriculum support resources.
-    Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs.
-    Observe students and draw the attention of the teacher to them where necessary.
-    Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement.
-    Assist with communication between teachers and non-English speaking parents/students.
-    Assist in the translation of documents.
-    Assist students with the preparation and service of meals.
-    Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.
-    Assist in the preparation of equipment and purchasing of materials and supplies as required.

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 values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

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

Other Information

This position is for 3 days per week.

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

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.

Program Benefits

Please note that all applications must go through the application steps described on the original position description.

Department of Education & Training VIC


Posted: 27 November 2019

Location:  Geelong, VIC