Work at Toorak

Our dream at Toorak College is to develop passionate, proud and confident young people who dream big and believe there are no limits to what they can achieve. Our passionate staff are integral to making this a reality.

Toorak College is a thriving Independent School on the Mornington Peninsula. All our staff, whether they work in education or operations, are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our students. Through collaboration, professional development and the pursuit of continuous improvement, our staff play a critical role in encouraging and inspiring students to be the best versions of themselves now and in the future that awaits them.

What our staff say

'We are very progressive in what we do and I’m lucky to have the freedom to take risks. We are truly promoting and embedding digital technology skills to boost digital engagement for the students and open new doors to their future careers.' Mr Phil Carew, Head of Digital Technologies & eLearning

'Some of my favourite memories have most certainly been formed on the various Beyond Boundaries journeys I have undertaken over the years; getting to know the girls outside the walls of the classroom and watching them grow through the challenges these adventures provide.' Mrs Lisa Hamilton-Smith, Head of Year 7

'I love experiencing the spirit of working here - which I engage in every day when I walk around these magnificent grounds and buildings. I feel very privileged to work here knowing that I am a part of the Toorak community and contributing to the history of this amazing school.' Mrs Emma Jensen, Head of Performing Arts

View our employment opportunities and learn more about our recruitment process.



As a staff member of Toorak College, you will enjoy:

  • Participation in diverse, relevant and engaging professional development opportunities in the pursuit of continuous improvement and excellence.
  • A collaborative, innovative and dynamic work environment in which all staff can thrive in their field of expertise.
  • Extensive IT and e-Learning networks and support.
  • Active participation in our School community steeped in over 145 years of history and spirit.
  • An extensive and evolving bayside campus located in the heart of Mt Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula.
  • Staff discount on tuition fees.
  • Access to financial planners, KRA. 
  • Access to workplace benefits through our provider, Maxxia, such as salary packaging (the payment of your mortgage, rent, gas or electricity etc with pre tax dollars to reduce your income tax) and also access to Maxxia Rewards which entitles you to discounts, promotions and exclusive offers on lifestyle and retail expenses, like cinema tickets, food, fashion, travel and leisure.


Child Safety

All staff at Toorak College are expected to take an active role and are well informed of their obligations in relation to Child Safety. The Toorak College Statement of Child Safety Commitment is incorporated in the Toorak College staff employment cycle from recruitment and reference checking to induction, 3 and 6 month probationary review processes and regular staff training and professional development. Employment with Toorak College is subject to school policies including the Child Safe policy, Code of Conduct and Statement of Understanding of Professional Expectations. To refer to the Toorak College Statement of Child Safety Commitment, please click here.

Equal Opportunity

Toorak College is committed to a learning and working environment that promotes wellbeing, is positive and supportive for all members of the School learning community and is committed to ensuring that the environment is free from discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), vilification, victimisation and bullying.Through our recruitment processes we encourage as many applicants as possible to apply for roles within the School regardless of gender, cultural background or the existence of a disability. The skills, abilities and experience of the candidate are fundamental in all recruitment decisions. As part of our recruitment process, all employees and volunteers are screened (including Reference, Victorian Institute of Teaching and Working with Children checks).

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