Deputy Principal Secondary - Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education

$147,776 - $164,536 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Richmond NSW 2753, Australia
  • 04 May, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008URA
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at $164,536.00. This position attracts a base salary of $147,776.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 0400718234 - Terri Tabone
Closing date: 18/05/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Hawkesbury
Staffing area: Windsor
School name: Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education
FTE: 1.000


The Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education is a unique institution in the NSW educational landscape. The CoE will deliver AgSTEM programs to 150 Richmond Agricultural College students in 2023, with a full capacity of students up to 600 college students when at full operation.

It will also host students and teachers from across NSW. The Centre currently operates from TAFE/WSU facilities on the Hawkesbury campus and in 2023 will move into our purpose built facility on the campus.

The new facility will consist of a school, operational farm, short stay residential facility and conference facility. The Centres delivers high quality, transdisciplinary AgSTEM programs utilising design thinking and partnered learning experiences, to students K-12 across NSW and a specialised secondary curriculum to the AgSTEM specialty and selective streams of Richmond Agricultural College.

The Centre is also responsible for the delivery of teacher professional learning across NSW. The programs developed by the Centre are focused on the pillars of Agriculture, STEM, Sustainability, Aboriginal Knowledges and transition pathways.

The Centre works in partnership with Western Sydney University, TAFE, industry and community. As a campus of Richmond Agricultural College AgSTEM specialist and selective students spend 60% of their week at the Centre.

Students follow NESA prescribed hours, content and outcomes in a pattern of study delivered in a transdisciplinary model.

For additional information please email the Centre for an Information Package. E: W:

Entry on duty date for this role is day 1 Term 3, 2022.

Selection Criteria
In addition to the general selection criteria,

Exceptional negotiation and networking skills to develop relationships and work collaboratively and innovatively with the educational/community/industry partners of the Centre and the Richmond Agricultural College campuses to manage programs that align with the Centre’s role in the state provision of AgSTEM education.

Demonstrated capacity and knowledge to lead inclusive, engaging and respectful wellbeing initiatives for a complex and ever-changing student community.

Demonstrated capacity as an innovative, strategic and engaging leader who can develop, embed and lead the implementation of quality innovative curriculum which results in high quality student outcomes.

Demonstrated experience to lead a culture of high expectations, inspiring and enabling all to contribute and achieve their best in a complex educational environment.

Demonstrated strengths in professional practice in developing self and others linked to the school’s priorities in the state and national educational landscape.

Demonstrated understanding and experience in the management of whole school operations and the capacity to lead, develop, implement, and manage whole school initiatives, organisational structures, and management processes that support learning in a College and shared campus model.

General Selection Criteria

  1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
  2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
  3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
  4. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
  5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
  6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies


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.

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 finalizing the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at

Special Notes

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