Admin Assistant, General - Rainbow P-12 College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Rainbow P-12 College, Albert Street, Rainbow VIC, Australia
  • 23 Jun, 2022
Part time - Fixed Term Administrative and other Support Services Other

Job Description

Job ID: 1284237
Location: Rainbow P-12 College
Department: Rainbow P-12 College
Role Type: General Admin
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 1
Apply By: 04/07/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date: 25/07/2022
End Date: 20/12/2023
Hours: 19.00
Contact Name: Colleen Petschel
Phone: 03 5395 1063
School Website:


Work hard. Be Kind. Dream Big.

Rainbow P-12 College is located in the northwest corner of Victoria. It is located in a predominantly grain and sheep farming region.

In 2020, the school had a student population of 114 students, spread evenly between the junior and senior sections of the school. Our students are from Rainbow and the surrounding districts, including Jeparit, Yaapeet and Kenmare.

The school’s socio-economic band value is low-medium. There are no ATSI students.

The school had 20.2 equivalent full time staff comprising of 2 principal class, 2.8 education support staff and 15.4 teaching staff. The school’s Leadership Team consists of the principal, an assistant principal and a leading teacher.

The school offers a broad curriculum from Prep to Year 12. Rainbow P-12 College provides specialist classes for Arts, Music, Food Technology, Digital Technology, German Language, Health and Physical Education and Science for all students from Prep to Year 6.

A comprehensive range of subjects and programs are also provided for students from Years 7 to 10, such as Design and Technology, Digital Technology, Hands on Learning and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards,

The school provides a wide range of senior secondary pathways including the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning), VET (Vocational Education and Training) and School Based Apprenticeships and Work Placement opportunities.

These programs were impacted by COVID restrictions and Remote Learning.
Many of the extra-curricular activities, such as Work Experience: inter-school sports and excursions and camps; usually available to our students; were suspended during 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

Rainbow P-12 College is an active member of the Southern Mallee Lakes Cluster along with Yaapeet Primary School, Jeparit Primary School, Beulah Primary School, St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Hopetoun and Hopetoun P12 College.
There are excellent ties with the community. The school provides fortnightly Shake, Rattle and Read Literacy sessions for preschool families.

The students have, through school-related activities, connections with the Lions Club, Parks Victoria, Rainbow Men’s Shed, Rainbow Oasis, Landcare, The Hindmarsh Shire Council, The Wimmera Southern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Networks (WSMLLEN), Skill Invest, Uniting Wimmera, West Wimmera Health Service and Federation University.
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.

Nil school holiday attendance required.

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.


  • Undertake clerical and keyboard duties in support of the school administration function.
  • Provide document preparation support.
  • Maintain, enter and retrieve data from the schools computer system.
  • Perform reception duties, including the screening of visitors to the school, and arrange interviews as required.
  • Prepare straightforward correspondence according to school procedures (e.g. sending out form letters).
  • Prepare inventories, requisitions and uncomplicated documents.
  • Maintain and update basic written records.
  • Obtain basic data or factual information from given sources, e.g. books, reports, manuals, catalogues, tables, forms, etc.
  • Check for simple inaccuracies in forms and correspondence such as spelling, punctuation and spacing.
  • Make less complex routine entries in records, e.g. stock movement; file movement, accounts, leave.
  • Make appointments and maintain diary records.
  • Select and use equipment in accordance with school procedures and manufacturer's instructions.
  • Receive enrolment documentation and record data.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

04 Jul, 2022