Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
WA College Of Agriculture - Denmark
Deputy Principal
Level 4, $133,513 - $141,996 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP749262 

This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2022

Are you an effective leader who values collaboration to achieve strong student outcomes? 

WA College of Agriculture – Denmark (WACOA-Denmark) is seeking a dedicated and highly motivated individual to join their team as a Deputy Principal.

The successful applicant will ideally have excellent communication and interpersonal skills including an ability to mentor, guide and advise staff and students. You will work collaboratively with staff, parents and students to achieve student centred goals based on a positive, educative and restorative mindset. You will ideally have the ability to develop strong relationships allowing you to engage with students, staff, parents and the wider College community in a transparent and approachable manner.

The successful applicant will ideally have expertise in the development, implementation and monitoring of systemic and sustainable College wide strategic plans that ensure that students have the academic skills necessary to be successful at school, work and in further education. You will ideally also have the ability to recognise, promote and build the leadership capacity of staff, creating opportunities to promote strong leadership across the College community.

The successful applicant will ideally have administrative leadership and an ability to plan strategically. Your leadership will support our strategic intentions which will be centred on school improvement, by enabling staff to work in a supportive and trusting environment which promotes high expectations of success for staff and students. You will ideally have strong analytical skills to ensure that this forms the basis of all decisions in overseeing the performance of students.

As a key member of the leadership team you value relationships, understanding their importance in maintaining a collegiate team. You will mentor the Program Coordinators of Student Services and Teaching Learning; providing support to staff when needed, modelling effective working relationships. You will share our vision of student advocacy and work closely with our newly established Student Services team. You will lead the dynamic VET team, as the College’s RTO manager, valuing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

WACOA-Denmark is one of only five agricultural colleges in Western Australia. We have the unique opportunity to combine farm, residential and class to create an engaging environment that results in strong outcomes for our students. All our students are on a WACE pathway, completing either ATAR, trades or agriculture pathways. There is no requirement for the successful applicant to have experience in an agricultural college. All aspiring leaders, no matter their educational context, are encouraged to apply.

In WACOA – Denmark, the majority of students are residential, there are a number of day students and a bus service is provided to and from Albany. From its early beginnings in 1942 on the site of the current campus, The College has evolved considerably and moved to its present purpose-built facility in 1999, with a capacity of around 140 students. 

Our educational program is balanced and provides a mix of hands-on practical work complemented by supporting knowledge provided in a classroom environment. The College is unique in that it offers accredited industry training alongside secondary education. As well as Certificates in Agriculture and related trades, the College offers a variety of accredited short courses for study each year. 

The College offers students wide range of excursions and camps throughout their attendance. Students attend shows such as the Perth Royal Show; Wagin and Woolarama. There are regular camps to regional beaches, surfing and local and regional sports including the Country week competition in Perth. 

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:

  • Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings.
  • High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes.
  • Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
  • Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.

Applications will be assessed against the 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 WA College of Agriculture - Denmark 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 Rebecca Kirkwood, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Denmark, by telephoning (08) 9848 0200 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 four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to five (5) 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:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
  • Hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia.
  • Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.


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.


Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces (

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

Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Friday, 27 May 2022



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2022-05-27 4:30 PM