Campus Principal - Cherry Creek Campus - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Little River, Victoria
Close Date: 03/11/2022
REF: DETcpp0922
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Campus Principal – Cherry Creek Campus

Fixed Term
Little River, Victoria
Close Date: 03/11/2022
REF: DETcpp0922

The Campus Principal, Cherry Creek is a critical role that requires an exceptional leader and experience working in an environment that is complex and multi-faceted. This position will be located at the Cherry Creek Campus, in Little River.  Reporting directly to the Executive Principal, the Campus Principal will be part of the Parkville College leadership team.

The Organisation

Cherry Creek is a newly established campus of Parkville College servicing young males aged 15-18 who have been sentenced to a youth justice centre order or who are on remand at the Cherry Creek Youth Justice Facility. It is part of the multi-campus Parkville College delivering education services at the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct, Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct, and Secure Care Units in Maribyrnong and Ascot Vale.

Operating six days a week, 52 weeks per year, Parkville College is a registered specialist school that delivers educational programs to meet the needs of young people aged 10-21 years in custody, both sentenced and on remand in youth justice precincts operated by the Department of Justice and Community Safety and those in secure care services operated by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.

Parkville College delivers education to, and in the best interest of some of Victoria’s most vulnerable, yet inspiring young people who are filled with enormous potential. The Parkville College education model incorporates strong local partnerships to deliver a flexible range of educational options including senior secondary and VET, in addition to the provision of holistic support to meet well-being needs and rehabilitative goals. In recognition of the custodial environment and existing educational disadvantage, the educational program includes weekends and term breaks to enhance the learning opportunities for young people.

The Position

The Department of Education and Training is developing the Cherry Creek Education Model, the principles of which build on the Parkville Model. The enhanced Cherry Creek model reflects the opportunities provided by the physical infrastructure and enhanced educational offering to support a behaviour shift in how young people engage with education and improve rehabilitation outcomes.

The Campus Principal of Cherry Creek, under the leadership of the Executive Principal of Parkville College, will contribute to the development of the education model and be responsible for localised implementation.

Once established the Cherry Creek Campus Principal will oversee the operation and delivery of educational services at the Cherry Creek Youth Justice site and will:

  • Work closely with the Department of Justice and Community Safety operations team to deliver education services as part of the structured day.
  • Oversee the teaching and learning practices and approach.
  • Be a lead practitioner of educational delivery within a custodial context and exemplary exponent of engagement with young people, families and stakeholders.
  • Work to build the educational leadership capacity of team leaders.
  • Oversee the delivery of ICT enabled learning.
  • Work in close collaboration with a TAFE partner to design and deliver appropriate vocational education offerings.
  • Oversee an approach to transition that ensures young people are connected to their base school and successfully re-engaged on release from custody.
  • Design and deliver education programs and offerings that respond to the young person’s length of stay.



The Campus Principal will perform the following functions:

  • Pursue student achievement and engagement in education or training.
  • Ensure the education model is implemented effectively.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of all staff at Cherry Creek.
  • Supervise the delivery of learning and teaching programs as part of the structured day.
  • Contribute to the management and operation of Parkville College.
  • Partner with other providers to design and deliver services in an aligned and complementary way.
  • Integrate and tailor application of broader departmental systemwide supports for schools and young people involved in youth justice.


Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

To Apply

Please click on ‘Apply now’ below, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton using reference DETcpp0922, or call 1300 347 437 for further information or a confidential discussion.


EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available here.

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available here.

Other Information

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department’s Human Resources website.



To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.


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