Fieldwork Officer

Updated: 20 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1227127

Your new role


Are you ready for a rewarding and permanent role at a prestigious institution? The Faculty of Health Sciences has an exciting opportunity for

 a Fieldwork Officer 

to join the team on a permanent continuing full-time (1.0 FTE) basis! 

In this role, you will coordinate the administrative requirements of the Faculty’s fieldwork courses. You will also work with academic course/unit coordinators with the management of placement allocations and timetabling, and liaise with students and fieldwork industry partners to resolve day-to-day operational issues associated with fieldwork.

As the 

Fieldwork Officer

, your previous experience with SONIA or similar software or database administration in a tertiary environment will be beneficial to your success in this position.

In this role, you will (but are not limited to):
  • Review and maintain data in the SONIA placement management software, including extracting and analysing data and compiling reports.
  • Manage verbal and written communication with fieldwork industry partners and students before, during and after completion of fieldwork.
  • Assist the Fieldwork Coordinator with the preparation, scheduling and coordination of timetabling of student placements.
  • Advise students regarding travel requirements for fieldwork placements.
  • Coordinate and organise workshops, training programs and seminars for students and staff and industry fieldwork partners.
  • Provide accurate and timely advice/guidance to internal and industry fieldwork partners regarding policies and procedures related to fieldwork placements.
Selection Criteria
  • A diploma qualification and considerable relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to deal with others sensitively and constructively and to develop and maintain effective professional working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Well-developed organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple and often competing tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills with the ability to draft a range of correspondence and documentation which is clear and concise.
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgment in the resolution of day to day issues arising.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as autonomously with limited direction.
  • Desirable
    • Previous experience in the higher education sector in a student focussed role.
    • Previous experience working with SONIA placement system.
    • Experience with Student One information system.
    About us

    Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences has four academic schools that deliver a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research (HDR) courses. The four academic Schools are Curtin Medical School, Curtin School of Allied Health, Curtin School of Nursing and Curtin School of Population Health. Together, the four schools educate more health professionals than any other Western Australian tertiary institution.

    Why Choose Curtin?

    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes a gym, day-care centre, a medical centre, art gallery, endless food options including a supermarket, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, good parking, and excellent public transport connections.

    • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
    • Rewards Beyond Salary: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) with cash out options*, customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise; as well as Hotel and Health Insurance discounts.
    • Time Well-Spent: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Leave (5 days)*, Study Leave, Community Service Leave, and access to Long Service Leave after 7 years of continuous service for Professional Staff. Plus, 18% more observed days off - enjoy 12 Public Holidays each year (including Easter Tuesday!), and 2 extra University Days over the Christmas/New Year Period (see EBA 51.1 and 51.9).
    • Recognition for Prior Service: Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be* eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.
    • Health and Wellness: Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin’s wellbeing locations at

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    Join us!

    Please provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (noted above), and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.
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    Applications close: Sunday, 30 June 2024, at 10:00 AWST
    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.
    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.
    Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

    We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

    We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

    Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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