St Francis Xavier Primary School deeply values the individuals who work here, and aims to ensure our employment relationship is professional, fair and consistent at all times.

We warmly welcome interest and applications from experienced teachers, graduates and support staff of the highest calibre to join our dedicated team. Our recruitment practices have been shaped to ensure child safety, and include a rigorous screening process.

To apply for any of the positions listed below, please read through the application documentation and submit as per the instructions.

All candidates will receive an acknowledgement of their application. Those who are not invited for an interview will be notified of the outcome of the process at the appropriate time.

Thank you for your interest in working at St Francis Xavier Primary School.

Application Process

As part of our screening process, St Francis Xavier Primary School will confirm your Working With Children Check and National Police Check status, obtain proof of your personal identity and qualifications, verify your history of work involving children and obtain references that address you suitability for the job and working with children.

Our externally-offered positions are advertised on our website, and the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Education Office employment page. All applications should include:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter
  • Your response to key selection criteria listed in the position description.
  • Three referees, including your current employer.

Current Advertised Positions – as of Monday 31st January 2022

School Administration Officer

We are seeking to employ a School Administration Officer who is welcoming and friendly, shows initiative and has the ability to be both organized and flexible in the work situation. The successful applicant must be able to work well in a small team and interact effectively with both children and adults, showing discretion and respecting confidentiality.


  • Contract Type: Contract Position – Part Time (0.60 FTE) (Wednesday to Friday)
  • Applications Close:4:00pm Monday 14th  February 2022

Knowledge of financial procedures and a willingness to learn in this area will be a developing component of the role.

The successful applicant will also require:

  • a warm, positive, caring and welcoming presence in the School Community
  • an ability to work with a dedicated team
  • effective interpersonal and organisational skills
  • knowledge of financial procedures and /or a willingness to learn in this area
  • a commitment to Child Safe Standards and the wellbeing of children
  • a current WWCC

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a commitment to the ethos of Catholic Education, be able to work in a consultative manner and have demonstrated a capacity to show initiative and independence in the workplace.

Remuneration and conditions are as per the Victorian Catholic Education Multi Enterprise Agreement 2018 (VCEMEA )

How to apply:

Further information about the position including a detailed position description and application requirements can be accessed via the St. Francis Xavier Primary School website at http://www.sfxballarat.catholic.edu.au/our-school/employment/

Applicants need to provide:

  1. A completed St. Francis Xavier Application Form (Attached)
  2. A cover letter clearly indicating the specific vacancy you are applying for
  3. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  4. Contact details for two employment referees (referees will only be contacted with your consent).

All enquiries can be directed to the principal@sfxballarat.catholic.edu.au  or (03) 53316311

Applications Close: 4:00 pm Monday 14th  February 2022

Recruitment Agencies – thank you for thinking of us, however we do endeavour to fill our opportunities through direct channels wherever possible. If we find that we do need agency assistance, we’ll be in touch.

In applying for a position with St. Francis Xavier Primary School (SFX), you will be asked to provide certain personal information to enable your application to be considered. Any personal information that is provided to SFX in relation to an application for employment will be handled in accordance with SFX obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). To find out more about how SFX handles personal information, you are encouraged to read the SFX Privacy Policy which can be found on the website.

This school community promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.