Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Bungaree Primary School
Education Assistant - Mainstream
Level 1/2, $25.29 - $29.59 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2019)

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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS615562

Please be advised that the closing date of this advertisement has been extended to Wednesday, 5 February 2020.

Please also note that the FTE has changed from part-time (0.2FTE) to full-time (1.0FTE).

This is a permanent, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020

 Do you want to make a positive difference?

Bungaree Primary School (PS) is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Education Assistant - Mainstream to join their team.

As the successful applicant, you will be highly competent, experienced and passionate. Ideally, you will have sound teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills in a recent and relevant educational environment that will demonstrate your capacity to assist the teacher with the delivery of planned education programs.

An integral part of the role includes assisting with the care and well-being of students. You will also be required to maintain equipment and resources for use in classes and to ensure a safe learning environment for students.

Bungaree PS opened in 1969 and services the central area of the older part of Rockingham. It is located near Rockingham City Shopping Centre, and enjoys pleasant grounds and large garden, play and oval areas. The school receives support from our parent community, built on a strong tradition of community connection and involvement. Our Parents and Citizens' Association is very active and makes a highly valued and important contribution to the supportive culture of the school. Specialist areas, such as the performing arts, science, physical education and pastoral care programs, provide a major focus for our school community and are central to the school's teaching and learning program.

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:

  • Sound oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals.
  • Sound interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Sound organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective educational programs to students.
  • Ability to assist with the general health and well-being of students.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements 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 Bungaree Primary School 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 Sharon Albers-Smith, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9553 8400 or emailing

Over the vacation period, please contact Sharon Albers-Smith, Principal, on 0409 119 985.

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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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:

  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.

Education Assistants working with Kindergarten Students are required to have, or be actively working towards, a Certificate lll in Education Support (or equivalent), consistent with the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care, as determined by the Principal.

Approved equivalent qualifications are published by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.


Employees will be required to:

  • 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 Accountability 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 Wednesday, 5 February 2020



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Rockingham
CLOSING DATE: 2020-02-05 4:30 PM