Farm Assistant – Full Time – Temporary – Hurlstone Agricultural High School


Farm Assistant – Full Time – Temporary – Hurlstone Agricultural High School – 00009Y49


Sydney Region 

Advertisement Number A900125936

Number of Positions


Total Remuneration Package: The salary range for this position is $1,034.50 – $1,189.30 per week (pro-rata for part time roles). Package includes employer’s contribution to superannuation and leave loading.

School Name Hurlstone Agricultural High School

Principal Network Glenfield

Staffing Area Liverpool

Hours/Minutes 38 hours 0 minutes per week

FTE 1.000

Contact Name Paul Dait

Contact Phone number 0419 272 607

Contact School Admin – 99999999

Closing Date

27-Oct-2023, 5:00:00 AM

Job Category



School Administrative and Support 

Position Information The NSW Department of Education provides, funds and regulates education services for NSW students from early childhood to secondary school, delivering world-class education through its public schools and providing funding support to non-government schools. We employ, develop and support teachers, leaders and other staff to deliver the best outcomes for students and to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

About the Role

To be successful in the role you will need to have good planning and prioritising skills and good communication skills to work effectively with others.

You will perform a range of tasks in relation to the preparation and maintenance of a Departmental agricultural plot at a secondary or central school that offers agriculture on its curriculum. The role assists with: crop production and disposal; machinery operation; maintenance of machinery, tools and equipment; care and supervision of livestock; receipt and storage of supplies; and general farm maintenance.

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Essential Requirements

Must have valid motor vehicle licence, and willing to undertake driving tasks;

Must be able to drive a tractor, operate and maintain farm machinery and farm equipment

Talent Pool

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of candidates who have undergone an assessment process and have been identified as suitable for this role or similar roles for a period of 12 months. Being part of a talent pool means that you may be considered for ongoing or temporary employment for a range of similar roles. This offers exciting opportunities for you to gain a wide range of experiences to build your public service career.

Hurlstone Agricultural High School (HAHS) is the only NSW government coeducational selective agricultural High School with boarding facility and large school farm. There are just over 1000 students enrolled, with a boarding facility able to accommodate at least 180 students, and a large multi-enterprise farm. HAHS is currently situated within 159 hectares, sharing the educational land with four other departmental entities. Most of the land is used for farming. It is five minutes from the M5 entry/exit and 250m adjacent the Glenfield rail station. It borders the Hume Highway M5 on the western side, residential homes on the north farm boundary, and adjoins the NSW Transport boundary on the eastern and southern sides. Both the boarder accommodation and farm are planned for a major upgrade during 2023.

Special Notes NOTE: This is a temporary role for 12 months with possible extension or possible ongoing

About the NSW Department of Education 

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability. If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team ([email protected]) or visit NSW Department of Education Diversity and Inclusion

How to Apply If you are interested in this role please apply online and attach a covering letter (max 2 pages) and your resume (max 5 pages) which clearly details how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of this role. It is a requirement that you include the name and contact details of two referees.

You must answer both targeted questions which should be included in your cover letter

We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your responses with this in mind.

Note: it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via iworkfor.nsw No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.

If you are successfully progressed to interview, you will be required to provide your proof of identity information and complete a CRIMTRAC declaration. As this is a child-related position, you will also be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this). For more information, visit

Targeted Question 1 Provide an example of how you care for livestock, assist with crop production, and/or undertake paddock management and any relevant skills that would apply to a husbandry enterprise. (max 300 words)

Targeted Question 2 Please provide examples of farm machinery and equipment you operate, and your level of experience to maintain same. (max 300 words)

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