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Job Ref:  00008145
Employer:  Department of Agriculture and Food (WA)
Job Type:  Part Time
Fremantle WA 6160, Australia (Show on map)
Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Fremantle Primary School
Gardener - Handyperson
Level 2, $958.00 - $975.80 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2016)

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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS530586

This is a permanent part-time (0.25FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2018

Fremantle Primary School (PS) is seeking a hardworking Gardener – Handyperson to join their friendly team.

The Gardener - Handyperson will work to provide gardening, grounds and facility management to ensure a safe and clean school environment. They will maintain and present the school grounds and gardens in an attractive, clean and tidy condition, and provide a suitable growing environment for both soft and hard landscaping, including turf management. The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring that tools and all horticultural equipment are maintained in a serviceable condition, formal and informal sports areas are marked, as required, and maintained. The successful applicant will also perform minor repairs and maintenance as requested, as well as other Gardener - Handyperson duties in accordance with the Department’s policies and guidelines.

Fremantle PS is a unique learning community located in Fremantle, Western Australia's bustling and vibrant port city. With a rich diversity of cultural, artistic and sporting facilities within walking distance, students are privy to an array of options uniquely available for an inner-city school. Our school grounds host new and challenging play equipment suitable for all ages and we also enjoy a shared play facility with the City of Fremantle. Students make the most of the open areas playing a variety of sports in an all-encompassing manner.

Fremantle PS prides itself on a sense of community - a genuinely inclusive and nurturing learning environment. With a rich and embedded values program, our students show respect, honesty and responsibility in their learning and behaviour. Parents are partners in our school and take an active and engaged approach to their children's schooling. Our school P&C is a dynamic group that supports the school through a number of different avenues while the School Board plays a pivotal role in assisting the Principal set the strategic direction of this Independent Public School.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

For further information about Fremantle Primary School please visit or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Leesa Franey, Manager Corporate Services by telephoning (08) 9335 3647 or

Application Instructions

Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!

Simply select from one of the following options:

  • Click on the “Apply for Job” button located at either the top or bottom of this screen. You will be asked to complete a series of questions which will become your online application. It is recommended you allow enough time to complete this process. Further instructions are available on the attached ‘How to Apply’ document
  • Visit the school during office hours (Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 3pm) to use a school computer, with technical support available from school-based staff. 
  • Telephone Leesa Franey, Manager Corporate Services on (08) 9335 3647 during office hours (Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 3pm) to answer a series of questions over the phone, or request an application form.
  • Download the application form below and return it completed to the school reception or by emailing it

Applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

If you are having trouble submitting your online application, please contact the Recruitment System Support team on (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a ten (10) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 3.30pm (WST) on Friday, 25 May 2018



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.25
LOCATION: Fremantle
CLOSING DATE: 2018-05-25 3:30 PM 

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