International Students Assistant - Vietnamese

Reference: 1198825

Location Profile

Rosehill Secondary College sits on a large, attractive site with views over the Maribyrnong River Valley and is part of the Moonee Valley Network of schools in the South West Region.

The school is a single campus with Years 7 to 12 divided into a Junior School (Years 7-9) and a Senior School (Years 10-12). The school has 1200 students with an even balance of girls and boys. The values of Respect, Initiative and Learning (RIL) underpin the core work of the College.

Rosehill provides excellent facilities for our VCE students with a designated Year 11 Study Centre, and a purpose built Year 12 Study Centre. An EAL and international student collaboration space compliments our International Student Program. As a multicultural community we understand the benefits of globalization and exposing local students to other perspectives and experiences. We enjoy recently refurbished science and art rooms and a well-resourced library, which is open from 8.15am each morning. A large oval, basketball and tennis courts, cricket nets and the gymnasium provide ample space for students. Significant passive recreational areas are also available throughout the school grounds.

Rosehill Secondary College is a school with a strong academic focus and a history of consistently high academic results. At Years 7 and 8, in addition to core and elective subjects, there are two periods each week of Literacy and Numeracy Enhancement. The Year 10 level is structured as an introductory year to VCE. Rosehill Secondary College has excellent VCE results and is committed to supporting a broad range of careers and further education pathways by also offering the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) within the Senior School. A Selective Talent and Enrichment Program (STEP), is designed to cater for intellectually and academically capable students and this is further enhanced by our Advanced Mathematics (RAMP) and English Programs (REAP) at Years 7-10.

There is a dedicated sporting program, a comprehensive languages program offering Japanese and Italian, supported with international cultural tours and a sister school relationship with a prestigious Shinto Secondary College in Japan. The Performing Arts faculties excel in producing a musical or dance performance every year for the local community, with the Visual Arts department celebrating students’ work with a bi-annual art show, which has gone from strength to strength.

A new Strategic Plan was developed for 2019-2021 with a greater emphasis on improving the processes that are already in place with our Professional Learning Community structure. A more rigorous PLC process has been established with a focus on detailed analysis of student outcomes data and greater differentiation. The Rosehill instructional model is based on “Classroom Instruction that Works” and the related GANAG instructional process. Student Agency is also a major priority. The College has committed to working with Russell Quaglia for 2021.

Rosehill Secondary College provides a calm environment for students and staff, with a strong emphasis on positive relationships, through a Welfare and Discipline structure that is consistent, successful and underpinned by our School-Wide Positive Behaviours Program.

Sound financial management has enabled the College to implement programs to support student learning outcomes with a major focus on Literacy and Numeracy improvements, and a continuous physical maintenance program. A new state of the art $4.5 million STEM Centre will be ready by Term 4 2020, as well as a total oval upgrade by end of 2020.

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.


There are no attendance requirement for this 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.


International Student Program Assistant
  • Carry out allocated activities and tasks determined by the school consistent with this role description.
  • Communicate with the International co-ordinator, School administration, teachers and parents about routine matters.


The incumbent will work under the guidance of the International Student Co-ordinator and the Business Manager.

Classroom Support

  • Assist with airport pick-ups and meet new Internationals Students on arrival in Melbourne as required.
  • Assist international Student Coordinator (ISC) to implement Orientation Program for new students.
  • Assist ISC to manage welfare and academic progrss of international students.


  • Develop and promote relationships with parents, Homestay providers, students and agents.
  • Implement, manage and monitor Homestay arrangements and the health and welfare of all international students, including inspection of Homestays.
  • Provide pre-departure materials about the college and Victorian education to students and their parents.
  • Assist newly arrived students in completion of forms, and introduction to College life.
  • Translation of Reports and correspondence to International Students’ families.
  • Provide summary of student reports from English to Vietnamese.

Records Management

  • Maintain databases and records, ensuring compliance with International Education Division, DET quality Assurance Framework.
  • Assist with daily roll-calls, monitoring and recording of international students’ attendance and follow-up with phone calls/correspondence to parents/relatives/Homestay providers as required.
Maintenance of School Resources
  • Ensure identified risks regarding equipment, resources and facilities are reported to appropriate personnel within the school.
Other Typical Duties
  • Administrative tasks such as photocopying, data entry
  • Assist the International Student program Co-ordinator in day-to-day tasks as required for the successful delivery of the International Student program.
  • Other duties as determined by the ISC and Assistant Principal in charge of the program.

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

Hours of Duty - 30hrs per week

Monday to Friday (9:00am to 3:35pm)

Conditions of Employment

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Program Benefits

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