Department of Education
Independent Public School - Wheatbelt Education Region
WA College Of Agriculture - Cunderdin
Technical Officer - Agricultural Instruction - Butcher
Level 2, $63,172 - $68,256 per annum (PSCA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS664056

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021 

Do you have the skills we need to show our students how farming really works? Do you have previous experience being a butcher and slaughterman? If you believe that you are the best candidate for our school, apply now! 

The WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin (WACOA) is seeking to appoint an honest and reliable Technical Officer – Butcher/Slaughterman to join their exceptional team.

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join our College farm team to manage the day to day activities of the College abattoir and butcher shop. Duties including process, packing meat, orders to kitchen, maintaining and implementing HACCP plan. The successful applicant will be someone who displays integrity, initiative, and has a willingness to teach others and or to learn. Being able to work with students in a team environment in a teaching/training capacity is also highly regarded. Ideally the person would have the relevant skills in both slaughter and butcher; however, competence in butchering is essential. We are able to provide training to gain slaughtering competence.

You will be required to help in a wide range of general agricultural tasks including supporting cropping and livestock production systems.  Duties will include operation of machinery and equipment, assisting with the daily duties of Livestock enterprises.  The officer will supply basic mechanical and farm maintenance duties and undertake rostered weekend duties as required. 

The successful applicant will have the ability to work as part of a team and with upper secondary students in years 11 to 12 delivering and assessing units of competency to small groups of young adults. The college requires you to hold a C class drivers licence and you will be required to gain HR licence and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment within 12 months of commencement.

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. 

Please note: The salary level for this position will be determined after the successful applicant is assessed as addressing all eligibility and selection criteria indicated in the relevant attached JDF in the context of the outcomes and selection criteria described.

The highest rate an applicant can start at as a L1 is Level 1.4 (as negotiated with the principal). However, applicants may still be able to commence at a L2.1 or L3.1 if suitably qualified or with requisite experience.

Level 2, $62,172 - $67,256 per annum (PSCA 2019)

Level 3, $70,896 - $76,717 per annum (PSCA 2019)

Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements (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 WA College Of Agriculture - Cunderdin can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Daniel De Beer, Farm Manager, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Cunderdin, by telephoning (08) 9635 2100 or 0407476414 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 two (2) 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 four (4) pages 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.

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 12 March 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Cunderdin
CLOSING DATE: 2021-03-12 4:30 PM