Ed Support Level 1-Range 1

Coburg Primary School is located in Bell Street, Coburg in the City of Moreland, 8km north of Melbourne. Established in 1853, the school is very proud of its history and its commitment to the education of the children in the Coburg Community.

The diverse nature of our school community is valued highly and reflected in our programs. Many of our students have come from families where English is an additional language. There are still a high number of families who come from language backgrounds other than English even though Coburg is changing demographically.

The school is organised into junior (Foundation -1) and senior (2-6) areas. The junior campus is situated on the south side of Bell Street, and is a beautiful historic building, classified by the Historic Buildings Council. Our senior campus is situated on the north side of Bell Street and is a two storey red brick building. In recent years additional facilities have included an upgraded Library and Technology Centre, an outdoor learning centre to support the schools’ cooking garden program on the senior side and a Performing Arts Centre situated on the junior side.

Student enrolments are currently 310 and over the next five years, stronger and more predictable enrolment growth is expected. With the population growth expected in the City of Moreland, and in expected in the future.

Coburg Primary delivers a broad and well balanced curriculum in all the learning areas, with a major emphasis on literacy and numeracy. Teachers plan together and use a variety of teaching and learning strategies using the Victorian Curriculum that focus on the individual needs of the child. Specialist and support programs include Visual and Performing Arts and Physical Education. We have a Languages Other Than English Program with offering Italian. A successful Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) is supported by education support staff. The school has an on-site kindergarten on the senior side which work in conjunction with the local council.

The school atmosphere is supportive and friendly, where a child’s education is an enjoyable experience. Our school values are Respect, Learning, Team Work, Resilience and Honesty and underpin all relationships and behaviours across the school community.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.

SC3 Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

SC4 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5 A commitment to professional learning and growth.


Attendance is 4 days a week
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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is specifically linked to Student Support Funding and is ongoing. If the funding reduces or ceases during the first seven years of employment, employment may cease subject to the provision of at least 12 weeks’ notice.