1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      School Principal

Manages the educational operation and administration of a primary or secondary school.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least 5 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • manages the educational, administrative and financial affairs of schools
  • develops management and policy approaches within broad governmental guidelines in conjunction with the school council
  • implements systems and procedures to monitor school performance and student enrolments, the receipt of fees and the collection and storage of information required for reporting purposes
  • supervises the maintenance of school facilities to provide a safe working environment for staff and students
  • promotes the educational program of the school through the development of publicity material and contact with appropriate organisations including school councils
  • manages arrangements for internal examinations
  • enforces a disciplinary code
  • represents the school at community and administrative meetings
  • organises and implements methods of raising additional funds in conjunction with parent groups
  • manages staff recruitment and training
  • may perform teaching tasks

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