Assistant Coach Netball

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Location Profile

Location Profile

Rowville Secondary College’s (RSC) moral purpose is to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in a rapidly changing world and prepare them for the possibility of having a range of different jobs, some that don’t exist yet, using technology that hasn’t been invented yet. The workforce of the future will need to be creative, collaborative and resilient problem solvers.

That is why at RSC, we have adopted a strength’s based approach to education that values diversity and uses students’ passions to motivate individuals to be curious and powerful learners.

RSC provides a multitude of pathway options for every student, ensuring that each individual is provided with the opportunity to fulfil his or her potential. Our focus is on high expectations, mastery and a strong sense of the importance of learning. Working through an individual’s strengths increases confidence and promotes self-esteem. This enables students to take risks with their learning, even in subject areas and disciplines that they find challenging.

Students enrol in one of four learning programs.

  • Rowville Institute of the Arts (RIA) based at the Eastern Campus offers an integrated arts and academic education for talented and aspiring students who love dance, drama, media, music and/or visual art. Students spend one-third of the curriculum completing specialist and broad arts subjects that are enriched in a variety of ways including Artists in Residence, workshops led by industry professionals and regular excursions and incursions. The 500 seat Performing Arts Centre and two specialist dance studios allow students to participate in authentic performance and exhibition opportunities at an industry acclaimed standard.
  • Rowville Sports Academy (RSA) based at the Eastern Campus is a full time integrated academic and sporting program for students that love Football (Soccer), Basketball, Golf, Australian Rules Football, Volleyball, Cricket, Netball and Tennis. Students spend one-third of the curriculum working with highly qualified sporting coaches to develop their skills, talent, strength and conditioning. The exceptional facilities available in the RSC Sports Precinct allow students to be supported by physiotherapists, exercise psychologists, dieticians, and podiatrists. An intensive leadership program is also an integral part of the development of our young athletes.
  • Rowville Maths and Science Academy (MSA) based at the Western Campus promotes academic excellence and innovative thinking through an integrated, themed and practical curriculum for students who love maths and/or science. Students spend one-third of the curriculum completing innovative mathematics and science curriculum including design and exploration through extended projects. Research and real life application of scientific method combined with an integrated robotics program underpins acceleration, enrichment and promotion of STEM from year 7 to year 12. We have built strong partnerships with CSIRO and Swinburne University who mentor students in Year 8 and 9. Mentoring is extended in Year 10 through our partnership with the Rowville-Lysterfield Rotary Club which enables students to contribute actively to the local, national and international community.
  • Rowville General Excellence (GE) based at the Western Campus is an academic program that provides for diversity of talent and interest. It has the broadest range of both core curriculum and elective subjects and allows students to explore and discover their strengths and passions. It provides curricula and extra curricula opportunities for students who love a combination of arts, sports, mathematics, science, language, literature, technology and humanities subjects. In year 11 and 12, students can select to complete VCE, VCAL, VET or SBAT.

All ‘Program for Students with a Disability’ students have an individual learning plan developed. These students are supported by an

Integration coordinator and team of Integration aides to assist them in working towards achieving their goals.

Our school has 1781 students with 5 Principal Class, 123 teachers and 49 educational support staff.

We cater for the health and wellbeing of students through a specific pastoral care curriculum, vertical house structure, Heads of House, Deans of Students, School Nurses, Student Wellbeing Coordinators, Educational Psychologists, Social Workers, Youth Workers and Counsellors.

Please refer to our website for more information

Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria

1. Demonstrated high level coaching and/or playing experience. For coaching this means coaching appointments as a minimum at junior or senior club level in the highest level competition for your sport in either a development and/or competition role or registration as an accredited coach in your sport. For playing this refers to participation in at least a peak competition within your state.

2. Capacity to work with other Assistant Coaches and the Director of Coaching to develop and document an elite level school sporting program consistent with those described in the typical duties for the position below.

3. Demonstrated capacity to assist in the delivery of a benchmark school sports program in Australian schools.

4. Commitment to continued professional growth so as to consistently understand and champion the philosophy of RSA and to help create demand from families for the program

5. Capacity to work co-operatively and supportively with the Director of Coaching, other Assistant Coaches within your sport and the coaching team across RSA to build a culture of respect and endeavour within the RSA program

6. Demonstrated capacity to build relationships with the student cohort that enable you to build on their talents, deliver effective feedback and identify when they need support and assistance and direct them through the Director of Coaching to those who can provide support.

7. Demonstrated commitment to supporting and encouraging success of your students in their academic pathways at Rowville Secondary College



Attendance requirement for this position require attendance at school for all designated hours of coaching.

Assistant Coaches of RSA Sports report to the Director of Coaching to assist in development and to implement a specialist sporting program. Their high level sports coaching and/or playing background provides motivation to the students within the program and their knowledge gains them respect and the capacity to make a significant difference to the talents of the students in the program. Their influence will also impact positively on students’ approach to their academic pathways.


Typical Duties

  • Work under the leadership of the Director of Coaching and as part of a team to develop and deliver a sporting program that is reflective of the status of Rowville Sports Academy as an elite provider of school-based sporting programs to their students
  • Model exemplary program delivery during sports coaching and all program activities e.g. competitions, additional elite sessions, athletic development, recovery, exposing students to the highest of standards
  • Proactively bring their strengths to the development and delivery of our elite program
  • Communicate regularly with students and give feedback to them on the tasks that they are expected to complete
  • Support the Director of Coaching to monitor student engagement and wellbeing and help to draw up a schedule within the team to share responsibility for all students in the program
  • Collaborate proactively with other coaches across all sports in RSA to share ideas that maximise the sporting and learning culture of Rowville Sports Academy
  • Assist students to maintain the appropriate balance in their sporting and academic commitments.
  • Continue to grow the reputation of Rowville Sports Academy within the community by promoting the program at various forums and by providing ideas for program improvement to the Director of Coaching
  • Support the program budget by participating in revenue raising events such as RSA Elite Sports Camps and other fundraising ventures

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

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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.
  • This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.