Laboratory Technician

$59,189 - $63,931 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Subiaco WA, Australia
  • 09 Sep, 2021
Part time - Permanent Other

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Bob Hawke College
Laboratory Technician
Level 2, $59,189 - $63,931 per annum (DOE (SSO) CA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS697913

This is a permanent part-time (0.4FTE) position commencing Term 4, 2021

Bob Hawke College is seeking to appoint an organised and dedicated Laboratory Technician to join our friendly team.

As Laboratory Technician you will provide support to teaching staff in the area of routine chemical and equipment preparation, and construction of simple apparatus for science classes whilst ordering supplies, equipment and managing stock levels.

The successful applicant will perform basic repairs and maintenance on the equipment whilst constructing teaching aids as required. Additionally, you will be responsible for the labelling, maintaining and safe storing of laboratory chemicals, equipment and resources and the disposal of chemical, physical, and biological laboratory materials.

The successful applicant should have initiative, good interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, as well as exceptional organisational skills.

They will also ideally be motivated, and possess the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team. Previous experience in an education science laboratory setting is desirable.

All staff at Bob Hawke College have the following attributes: they will possess care; be curious about learning and about learners; be invested in the College and the community; have a sense of humour; and be reflective of themselves and their practice.

The College has emerged as a central hub of the Subiaco east Redevelopment precinct with its innovative design and shared facilities.

Bob Hawke College will deliver academic excellence in a learning environment that sets high standards in quality care for students. We aim to create experiences where students learn both about the world around them, and of themselves.

We seek to develop local, national, and international partnerships, creating meaningful relationships to improve learning opportunities for our students.

We are part of the fabric of Subiaco, with a commitment to excellence and equity.

The College is part of the exciting transformation of the area around Subiaco Oval which will become a new education, leisure and residential destination close to Perth's CBD.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment.

This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Experience working within a science laboratory, including knowledge of laboratory techniques and relevant safety and legislative requirements.
  • Knowledge of science subjects relevant to the curriculum taught in secondary schools and the ability to design and construct experiments and equipment to support curriculum requirements.
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Organisational and time management skills and ability to work independently.
  • Well-developed keyboarding and computer skills including a working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and word processing.

Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered.

It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Bob Hawke College can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Nicole Cooper, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning 0419 041 449 or emailing

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • Hold a Certificate lll in Laboratory Skills or equivalent qualification or experience;
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 20 September 2021




JDF - Generic - Laboratory Technician - Schools - MIN L2 - Oct 2019.pdf
applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.4
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-20 4:30 PM


Not Applicable

School Type

College or Tertiary

Job Closing Date

20 Sep, 2021