Rossbourne School is an independent secondary school catering for students with additional needs who do not meet the criteria for a special school but still require a more supported environment than a mainstream school may be able to provide. Students who attend have a range of developmental or mental health issues such as, for example, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Severe Language Disorder, Specific Learning Difficulties, mild cognitive impairment.

Students audition for the selected musical or volunteer for back stage roles. The School Production is a highlight of the school year for both the cast and crew and their families, and the student body and staff. It is directed by the School’s Performing Arts Coordinator.

The role

The role for the ACU Community Engagement student is a fairly open one, depending on areas of interest within performing arts or if you have a skill set you might want to offer. A number of staff and students support the Director in roles such as lighting, costumes, props, set design and building, vocal training, choreography etc. and the ACU Community Engagement role would assist as agreed with the Director.

This position would suit someone with a particular interest in the performing arts or related fields and who enjoys supporting young people in their personal growth.


  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Interview with School staff

When and where

Each Friday afternoon in Term 2 (17th April - 19th June) from 1pm - 3:30pm, plus three Sundays in June from 10am - 4pm.

Rossbourne School, 131 Power St, Hawthorne, 3031

Applications are currently closed

Before applying for this opportunity please ensure:

In the 'Message' section of your application please note:

  • Any area of passion/talent/skill that you might be willing to share with students within the Friday Activities framework.

By applying to ACU Engagement for this opportunity, you acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential. 

What you need to know

What is community engagement? Why do we do it and how do you get started? ACU Engagement answer your frequently asked questions and help you get the most out of your community engagement experience.


Policy and procedure

ACU's policies and procedures aim to keep both you and the communities you interact with legally, physically and ethically safe. It is a requirement of all community engagement placements that you read these policies prior to commencement.

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Before you begin

Before you undertake your community engagement experience there are often a number of pre-requisites that need to be completed. Make sure you are ready to go with our handy checklist.

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