A message from the Principal

Education for a sustainable future is education of a different kind. It is education that aims to take students to depths of understandings that are transferable beyond school, preparing them to make a difference for a better world.

The Cornish College Rings of Sustainability provide a lens through which we can operate, design curriculum and engage in critical thinking. The Rings represent four dimensions of sustainability that are interdependent – personal, socio-cultural , urban/technological and natural. We understand that each of these dimensions must be in balance in order to ensure a future where there is enough for all forever.

Our educational vision is about so much more than numbers. Every outcome that our students achieve, whether it be related to their ATAR; sporting achievements; participation in gifted and talented programs; social justice initiatives or the assessment of a unit of inquiry, should be an outcome that develops essential understandings about our world and builds upon the skills, knowledge and attitudes young people require for a sustainable future.

Employment at Cornish College offers teachers the opportunity to design and implement curriculum that makes a difference. It offers the opportunity to be part of a team where responsibility is shared, ideas are welcomed and pushing the boundaries of a curriculum framework is encouraged.

Nicola Forrest


Located on 100 acres of natural parkland next to the National Water Sports Centre and adjacent to Patterson Lakes and Chelsea, Cornish College opened in 2012 and offers programs from Early Learning Centre to Year 12. Cornish College has a double stream at all primary year levels and triple stream in all secondary year levels with a fourth stream Year 8 in 2021. Currently there are 700 students from Early Learning Centre to Year 12. The College offers an Early Learning Centre program influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to education and runs the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme from Early Learning Centre to Year 6. This approach to teaching and learning is embraced in a multidisciplinary, concept-driven and inquiry-based program in the secondary area. The Victorian Certificate of Education is offered in the senior secondary years.

With a strong emphasis on inclusion and respecting the individual differences the College strives to see all young people thriving in the areas in which they have special aptitude. In line with this thinking the College offers vibrant programs across the curriculum.

Applying for a position at Cornish College

Positions are advertised on our website, on www.seek.com.au, IS Recuit, LinkedIn and usually, in the My Career section of The Age newspaper. They are also advertised on industry employment web pages, as appropriate.

Applicants should carefully review and address the position details of the role they wish to apply for and submit their application, together with any further information or documentation they feel will best support their application, in one combined pdf file.

Your response to the Position Description should focus on the following:

  • Your experience in education and care of young people
  • Your experience with working in teams
  • Any other information demonstrating your suitability to working in this role at Cornish College

Please also ensure you complete the Application for Employment and submit this with your application.

Please note, in fairness to all other applicants, Cornish College does not consider late applications.

The College is committed to the occupational health and safety and wellbeing of all employees and students and all staff are expected to observe the Cornish College Child Safety Code of Conduct.

Child Safe Statement

Cornish College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and all staff are expected to observe the Child Safety Code of Conduct.

The College is a Child Safe employer and is committed to the safety and welfare of children in our protection.

Cornish has systems to protect children from abuse, and will take all allegations and concerns very seriously and respond to them consistently, in line with our policies and procedures.

All potential employees and volunteers will be required to comply with the College’s Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy and Child Safety Code of Conduct, which are available on its website. Cornish performs thorough assessments of potential and existing employees in accordance with the legislated Child Safe Standards. The assessments will be used to ascertain whether the potential or existing employee is a fit and proper person and is suitable for child related work in a school environment and in the position applied for or held. The screening process includes, but is not limited to, Police Checks, Working with Children Checks, identity, qualification, VIT registration and reference checks.

Equal Opportunity

Cornish College is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity principles and is committed to the principles of merit-based selection, equity, diversity and procedural fairness in our recruitment process.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply for all positions at Cornish College.


If you have any questions or would like further information relating to employment at Cornish College, please email employment@cornishcollege.vic.edu.au

Current Opportunities

Please see below for current employment opportunities at Cornish College.