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Opportunity to be part of a specialist school environment and to make an impact on the lives of students using innovative teaching methods.

  • Registered Independent Specialist school.
  • Very small community-based school Based in Melton with maximum enrolment 50 students.
  • Highly attractive remuneration package with Salary packaging available (up to 30K per annum) to reduce your tax and increase your take home pay.
  • Highly qualified and dedicated team of Educators, Wellbeing and Support staff.

Who we are:

Djerriwarrh Community College is a registered independent specialist senior secondary school based in Melton.  The College delivers the Victorian Pathway Certificate (VPC) and VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM) certificate for students aged 15-19 years. It provides a safe and inclusive learning environment for young people who may have been disengaged or are at risk of disengaging from education.


The Principal is a pivotable position responsible for school operations, school finances, Compliance, risk mitigation, learning programs, welfare of students, staffing, administration and management under that delegation. Their primary duty is to lead a team that achieves positive learning, personal and vocational outcomes for students.

The Principal acts as an executive officer to the Djerriwarrh Community College (DCC) School Council, Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services (DCES) Board and lead the implementation of policies and procedures necessary to comply with the regulatory authorities.

This is full time, fixed term family leave cover position commencing October 2024.



  • Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Registration.
  • Working with Children Check clearance.
  • Satisfactory National Police History Check.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role, ideally within a school environment.


  • Experience of working in independent special assistance sector is advantageous.
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training or willingness to undertake.
  • Berry Street Education Model Training or willingness to undertake.
  • First Aid Training and Anaphylaxis Training or willingness to undertake.
  • A commitment to Equal Opportunity and Workplace Health and Safety principles and practices.
  • A commitment to continuous school improvement.

Position Description:

Click here for Position description. All completed applications must be emailed to Please refer to application directions before submitting your application.

Applications must include a cover letter, resume and address the nominated Key Selection Criteria.  Please call the school and ask to speak to the Principal – Amy Farrell. If you wish to have a confidential discussion regarding the position.

Applications close: 11.59pm, Friday 12 July 2024

Djerriwarrh Community College actively encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Djerriwarrh Community College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. The College has zero tolerance for child abuse.