2020 Administration Trainee

Certificate III in Business

Position available at Thornton Campus

Rubicon Outdoor Centre is a Secondary School within the Department of Education and Training (DET) with full-time teachers, a business manager and contract caterers, cleaners, and maintenance personnel. Rubicon is a member of the Residential Outdoor Schools Association (R.O.S.A.); a group of outdoor schools operating within the state education system. Rubicon is a school that specializes in providing Outdoor Education experiences for students from Victorian State Schools. Rubicon consists of 2 campuses: Nayook and Thornton.

Nayook Campus

The Nayook campus is located in West Gippsland half an hour north of Warragul, one and a half hours from Melbourne. The campus is situated on 35 hectares of native forest with facilities including a dormitory complex accommodating up to 26 students and 6 staff, indoor and outdoor teaching areas, kitchen, dining room, amenities, administration centre, staff residence and student recreation hall.

Activities taking place onsite include rock climbing, high ropes course, rogaining, initiatives and environmental activities. Nayook also has a developing environmental focus educating for sustainable living. The centre currently has a permaculture garden, animals, and a water conservation program.

Offsite activities can include bushwalking, canoeing, sea kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, skiing and caving.

Thornton Campus

The Thornton Campus is in the picturesque Rubicon Valley approximately 100km north-east of Melbourne. The small township of Thornton is approximately 6 km away and the larger centre of Alexandra is approximately 18 km from the campus. The campus is situated on 2.1 hectares of land with facilities including a dormitory complex accommodating up to 60 students and staff, indoor and outdoor teaching areas, kitchen, dining room, amenities, administration centre and student recreation areas.

Activities taking place onsite include rock climbing, rogaining, initiatives and environmental activities. Thornton also has an environmental focus educating for sustainable living. The centre currently has a vegetable garden and a water and power conservation program. Offsite activities can include bushwalking, canoeing, high ropes, rafting, rock climbing, horse riding, skiing and cycling.

The Program

Rubicon is a statewide resource providing programs to Victorian Government schools. Activities may vary depending on the aims and culture of the school; the age and experience of the students and seasonal factors. The length of attendance by students ranges from half a day to eight days.

Rubicon Outdoor Centre develops learning relationships with visiting schools. Learning goals are negotiated and developed with a specific focus on student learning outcomes. Our staff conduct a visit to the school, meeting with students and accompanying teachers. This meeting is an integral part of the Rubicon program and helps develop the ownership of the program for students and staff alike.

The Person

Rubicon is looking for an Administration Trainee to assist with the running of the office. You will be required to complete a Certificate III in Business and be interested in pursuing a career in Administration.

Rubicon Outdoor Centre is a workplace where all staff need to be able to work as a team This requires flexibility and willingness to take on new jobs.

 Working Conditions

Working day is 7.6 hours generally from 8.30am until 4.36pm. The school is a smoke and alcohol-free workplace.

This is a demanding position and requires flexibility and a good sense of teamwork. Duties are office and administration related, from reception to answering phones.

Training conditions

The traineeship runs for 12 months and during this time trainees will be employed on a full-time basis for the operation of the school programs. During the year trainees are also enrolled in an approved course.

Trainees are responsible for the costs associated with training, enrolment and travel to the VET provider plus association and first aid course fees, and other personal outdoor equipment costs (eg thermals, walking shoes, etc.). In the past, this has amounted to around $4500 depending upon eligibility for concessions. Fees are set by the VET provider and change from year to year. The contract is conditional on you paying all fees to the training provider and being able to successfully complete your training. If for any reason you are unable to complete your training, we reserve the right to end your employment contract immediately.

The position attracts level B State Training Wage Category, which for a school leaver post year 12 is approximately $398.50 per week.

Specific Duties

  • Data Entry
  • Filing
  • Reception
  • Answering phones
  • Financial transactions
  • Invoicing
  • Accounts payable

The Process

There are four parts to the application process.

Step 1

You must provide a C.V. including an indication that you meet all the prerequisites listed below and a list of referees with contact details.

Prerequisites:

  • Successful completion of year 10
  • Over 18 years old or turning 18 in early 2020
  • Currently hold or be able to pass a “Working with Children Check”
  • An interest in business administration

Step 2

Secondly, you must write and tell us how you meet the key selection criteria upon which we evaluate you against the other applicants.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Ability to work in a small productive team working towards a common goal and as a constructive member of a community
  • Capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students
  • High level of computer skills
  • Capacity to prioritise tasks
  • Good organisational skills

Step 3

Lodge your application by email. Email: rubicon.oc@edumail.vic.gov.au

Step 4

Be available for an interview in early November. Interviews could include a group tour of the facilities followed by a meeting with the selection panel and may take several hours to complete.

Applications close 29/10/2019.

For further information please contact the centre on (03) 5773 2285 or email the address above. Contact person is the Campus Principal.