Assistant Principal-Range 1 - Mansfield Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Mansfield VIC 3722, Australia
  • 16 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1283187
Location:  Mansfield Secondary College
Department:  Mansfield Secondary College
Role Type:  Assistant Principal
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Ongoing
Classification:  Assistant Principal-Range 1
Apply By:  10/07/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  30/01/2023
End Date:  27/01/2028
Hours:  38.00
Contact Name:  Janessa Burkhardt
Phone:  03 5775 2022
School Website:


Mansfield Secondary College, is a small, rural Victorian school, close to Mt Buller and the snow fields, which offers a wide range of education and training programs to support our students as they transition into adulthood.

COLLEGE VISION: A dynamic learning environment where the whole community takes responsibility in preparing for the future.

COLLEGE VALUES: The College is committed to a Positive Behaviours program, which aims to encourage student performance and lift engagement by explicitly teaching desired behaviours and using all opportunities to reward student efforts and performance. The program underpins an evolution of a school culture which is based on mutual respect.

CURRICULUM: Year 7 students study a common curriculum covering domains as outlined in the Victorian Curriculum. To aid transition, experienced staff work with students to develop student’s knowledge and skills and to help socialise them into a new environment

Junior School students (Years 7-9) select individual electives, which enable them to develop their particular skills, talents and interests.

Senior students, (Years 10-12) can elect alternative pathways by selecting from a broad range of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) units or undertake the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

The College is recognised for successfully linking these studies to Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Australian School Based Apprenticeship programs.

COLLEGE TEACHERS AND STAFF: The relatively small size of the College enables staff to extend additional support to individual students and to create an enriched learning environment.

Counselling and support is provided for students from a range of professionals including Year Level Co-ordinators, social workers, psychologists and a school nurse.

STRATEGIC PLAN: The College Strategic Plan aims to improve student learning and engagement, teacher education and facilities. The Strategic Plan is available at the College website.

FACILITIES: The College boasts a recently built language centre, music centre and hospitality centre. In 2019 we opened our new STEM Building. The stage two extension to this facility was completed in early 2021, and in term 4 2021 we opened a new Community Sports Precinct.

The College also enjoys a modern library and recently refurbished administration area. We have extensive information technology facilities, science laboratories and spacious attractive grounds.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Educational leadership

(i) Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college

(ii) Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

SC2 Financial, managerial and administrative ability

(i) Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

SC3 Planning, policy and program development and review

(i) Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.

(ii) Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.

(iii) An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

SC4 Leadership of staff and students

(i) A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.

(ii) A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.

SC5 Interpersonal and communication skills

(i) Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.

(ii) Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.

(iii) An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.


The assistant principal reports directly to the principal.

Assistant principals have a primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.

In exercising the responsibility, assistant principals will have the authority to make all significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies and budget.

Assistant principals will contribute to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making.

The management of significant school program or functional areas in schools involve assistant principals in the analysis of the needs of students and the translation of state educational policy and frameworks into appropriate education programs to meet the needs of all students.

Typically assistant principals will be responsible for the effective use of the teaching staff and program budget of a defined area of the school's operation and for the oversight and leadership of the educational programs provided utilising these resources.

Typically, assistant principals perform one or more of the following functions:

  • supervision and coordination of the work of senior curriculum or level coordinators;
  • allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility;
  • supervision of the delivery of teaching programs;
  • management of programs to improve the knowledge and experience of staff;
  • responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and year level coordinators;
  • contribute to the overall management of the school;

Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.