Principal Level P2 - Austral Public School

$160,154 - $177,356 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Austral NSW 2179, Australia
  • 24 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008JRQ Number of positions: 1 Total remuneration package: The total remuneration package will be $177,356.00. This classification attracts a base salary of $160,154.00. Contact: 9203 9942 - Dace Elletson Closing date: 08/12/2021 - 04:00 PM Principal network: Glenfield Staffing area: Liverpool School name: Austral Public School FTE: 1.000


Austral Public School is located in a rapidly growing area of South West Sydney which is currently undergoing redevelopment. The school supports a community which is increasingly diverse in socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. There are approximately 370 students in 16 classes in 2021. 70% of students are from non-English speaking backgrounds, with the predominant language group being Arabic. The Italian language, heritage and culture are fostered through our Italian community language program and 3% of students are Aboriginal. The school identifies a growing need to support students and their families who have language backgrounds other than English. The teaching staff has a balance of experienced and newly appointed teachers. As the school grows and new staff are employed, the school is committed to ensuring that current methods of best practice are embedded in all classes. There is a strong culture of quality teaching through continuous reflection and high impact, as well as quality professional learning. As enrolments increase, so does the complexity of student need, including those requiring additional support in learning and behaviour, supported through individual learning plans. Explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy, which is differentiated to meet the needs of all learners, is a focus for the school. Austral Public School has been a long term participant in the Early Action for Success initiative. The school has two Instructional Leaders who work with leaders and teachers to improve outcomes for all students K-6. The school is committed to improving the engagement of students, who have a sense of belonging and connectedness with the school community and each other. The development of self-directed learners, who are equipped with the skills and strategies to take part in a future focused society is a priority of the school. This includes the use of, but is not limited to, a variety of technology to enhance learning. The school has computers, laptops, iPads and surface tablets, which are accessible to all classes. The school has a computer learning centre with 30 computers in the school library. Austral Public School is supported by an active Parents and Citizens Association who are involved in decision making, and also assist in implementing school programs, as well as fundraising to improve facilities and school initiatives.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria,

  • An inspirational, highly visible, collaborative and consultative leader who has a deep understanding of leading and managing a rapidly growing school, while empowering others and building strong relationships with all stakeholders
  • Proven ability to improve student learning outcomes while building the capacity of staff who have varying levels of experience, interest and expertise
  • Demonstrated strong leadership in the development of student and staff wellbeing practices
  • A proven capacity to inspire a culture of continuous school improvement while leading data informed and evidence-based practice

General Selection Criteria

  1. High level educational leadership with the skills to lead and manage a complex public school focused on the delivery of high quality education
  2. Ability to lead and manage rigorous and inclusive whole school teaching and learning programs
  3. High level communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build positive relationships and engage all levels of the school and educational community
  4. Ability to lead and manage the development and performance of staff to improve teaching and learning
  5. Ability to plan systems and manage resources effectively and equitably to enhance teaching and learning
  6. Capacity to lead staff in implementing the Department's Aboriginal education policies and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people


If you have not held a substantive principal position in a NSW Public School at any time in the past five (5) years, you need to have completed the NSW Public School Leadership and Management Credential to be eligible to apply, and you will need to attach a copy of your provisional credential certificate or final credential certificate as part of your application.

An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines were in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020.
The guidelines are located at:

Special Notes

Classification Structure for Principals:

The Crown Employees (Teachers in Schools and Related Employees) Salaries and Conditions Award 2020 details the new principal classification structure based on complexity of schools which commenced in 2016. Please view information on the Classification structure for Principals at

The classification and remuneration of our school principals is based on school complexity, as measured through each school’s RAM allocation. As part of the ongoing application of the new structure a review of thresholds and outcomes will occur on an annual basis. The principal classification for this school is Principal Level P2 for 2022.

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalising the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty. Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at