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Thank you for your interest in a role with in Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS).  This is the first step in your application and will ensure that we have the right information about you.

We ask that you provide a recent copy of your resume and a brief summary of your experience.

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Residency Status: Eligibility and the Right to Work in Australia
Employment at MITS is based on your ability to demonstrate that you have a legal right to work in Australia. If appointed you may be required to provide evidence of this entitlement.
what is your current status in regard to your eligibility and the right to Work in Australia

If you are not a Citizen or Permanent Resident, please provide details of your Visa enabling you to work in Australia

Please provide the Visa subclass recorded in your passport

Provide details of any limitations on your work rights including the dates covered by the Visa

Unfortunately you may not be legally entitled to work at MITS. If you would like to provide further information please do so here
Contact Information

First Name
Last Name
MITS is committed to valuing and validating the gender identity and expression of all. One way that MITS seeks to be gender-inclusive is by enabling all members of our community to indicate the pronouns they use for themselves, if desired and by encouraging others to respect these pronouns.

Address Line 1
Address Line 2
ZIP/Postal Code

IMPORTANT! Please provide an email address that you will be able to access.

Your Requirements

Please provide a brief summary to help us to understand your background and experience. You can give details here or attach a covering letter. This may include: 1) a brief description of your background 2) your experience and skills relevant to any role that you are applying for 3) reason that you are interested in working at MITS.

You may choose to attach a brief covering letter, summarising your experience and career requirements
MITS is a diverse organisation - tell us what type of role interests you/
Please indicate the basis of your available for employment at MITS

If you are seeking part time or casual, please advise the approximate time period per week that you are seeking.
Finance and Administration Roles
Tell us about which positions in the Boarding House may interest you

Teaching Roles
Please indicate your current level of teacher training
Please indicate the major areas of your experience
Boarding Shifts
Boarding House Shifts are rostered for Boarding Staff over the course of the school year so you can plan in advance. Your shift roster is confirmed when you join MITS but may be varied at any time with mutual consent and to meet the needs of MITS students. Shift include Night, Afternoon and Day shifts. A full time role is approximately 8 shifts per fortnight and will be a mix of the above. Part time staff are prorated on this basis. All Boarding Coordinators are required to work a mix of shifts which will include both Saturday and Sunday.
Tell us about which positions in the Boarding House may interest you
Our Boarding Program focuses on care for students when they are not at school so includes extensive weekend, afternoon and overnight shifts. Public holidays during the school term are also part of the standard shift roster. Please indicate which shifts you are able to complete
The Sex Discrimination Act says that, in some circumstances, it is not unlawful to discriminate against a person on the basis of their sex in employment. There may be circumstances where it is appropriate to hire only a man or a woman for a particular position at MITS because the person’s sex is a genuine occupational qualification. MITS complies with the highest level of child safety which requires that a person’s sex is considered when appointing Boarding Staff to provide overnight supervision. We have separate Boarding Houses for male and female students. We have roles in both so this question is only for the purpose of allocation to appropriate House. All advertising specifies when there is a requirement.
Please advise of any flexibility that you may require if appointed to a Boarding Role at MITS. Part Time staff should specify if they have days in which they are not available so we can avoid any clash with the MITS roster.

Background and Qualifications

Please attach a current CV
Experience and Background
Employment, Living experience in remote Northern Territory or similar

Please provide insight into the remote Indigenous communities where you have lived and/or worked
Do you identify as:

Do you identify with any specific Australian Indigenous Traditional Owner Group
Working With Children Check or VIT membership
To work at MITS you must have a current Working with Children Card or be a current Member of the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). You will be asked to provide full details if your application proceeds to interview

A current WWC Car or VIT Card is mandatory for employment at MITS. If you do not have a current WWC you can apply for one online via the following link.

Please provide details if required
Driving Licence
A drivers licence is not mandatory but is helpful in some roles. You will be required to provide details if you application progresses to interview.
Do you hold a current drivers licence valid under Australian law?

Any other details about your licence

Are there any adjustments that you would require to enable you to apply for and/or fulfil this role?
Covid Vaccination and Safety
At the time of this application please select the option that best describes your current Covid vaccination status. Please note, vaccination is mandatory for all MITS staff
Boarding Management Key Criteria
For Boarding Manager or Senior coordinator roles, please address the following key criteria. Record NA or NONE if you have no experience in a particular aspect of the role. Your response may be brief where sufficient information is already described in your attached CV.

In this role you are responsible for rostering and ensuring full staff cover, breaks are coordinates, missing staff are replaced. This includes arrange shift covers when required if a Coordinator calls in sick or is unable to complete their shift. Please describe any experience you have with managing shift rosters. Describe your experience in carrying out this responsibility.

Outline your experience in coaching, supervising, and training new staff.

Describe your experience of encouraging a positive workplace free of bias, discrimination and harassment; one which encourages teamwork and discourages cliques and gossip.

The Boarding Manager and Senior Coordinator work together to provide 24/7 coverage of the Boarding House during the term. The person on duty during the day may be on call for emergency or to support the Boarding staff for the full 24 hour of their roster. What experience have you had previously and how would you ensure you are available to respond appropriately.

Describe your experience of coordinating a complex travel schedule including multiple students, catering for diverse dates and destinations.

MITS provides students with a Weekend Program which requires planning, an understanding of risk management and a child safety. This including communication, supervision and assistance to volunteers who play a critical part in the program. Describe your experience in carrying out a similar role

The Senior Coordinator and Boarding Manager coordinate student medical appointments, respond to critical health incidents, and monitor administration of medications within the whole Boarding House. Describe your experience in carrying out this responsibility.

MITS Staff work together to appropriately respond student behavioural issues and ensure a consistent approach in keeping with the MITS Behaviour Management procedure. Describe your experience working with young people to develop appropriate standards of behaviour within a fair , consistent and patient framework.
Please let us know how you heard about MITS employment opportunities.
I acknowledge that the information provided is true and correct. It is provided to MITS in regard to my interest in working in a paid staff position.
Agreement: information provided is true and correct