Placement Officer

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 24 May 2024

Job no:517268
Work type:part time, full time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Administration & Executive support


  • Shape the educational journey of students.
  • Full-time appointment on a 12-month fixed term/secondment basis. Part-time appointments are also considered.
  • Base salary: $76,422 increasing 1st July 2024 to $80,243 p.a. plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team
College Services provides essential academic administration and technical support services to the University’s schools, facilitating the smooth operation of academic activities. We are dedicated to upholding the University's strategic objectives through effective service delivery, continuous improvement, and adherence to best practices. The Schools Operations team, within College Services, is responsible for offering academic support services and general administrative assistance to the University’s Schools.

Reporting structure:
Reports to: Senior Coordinator (School Operations)

About the opportunity
As the Placement Officer, you will work under general direction to coordinate professional placement opportunities for students while managing the administrative functions associated with the placement program.

Key responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary contact for placement students, staff, and organisations, offering support, advice, and accurate information.
  • Facilitate administrative arrangements for all placements, ensuring compliance with program requirements and University policies.
  • Assist Academic coordinators with various aspects of placement units, including selection, host placements, and final presentations.
  • Contribute to the development, documentation, and implementation of procedures related to student placements to ensure compliance with legal, risk, and health and safety requirements.
  • Process and track placement requests, allocate students, and liaise with stakeholders.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with industry partners and external placement providers, exploring opportunities for new partnerships and managing placement agreements.
  • Generate placement data and reports as needed.
  • Support in-school outreach activities associated with placements.
  • Provide administrative support for LANTITE and TPA.
  • Collaborate with other teams across School Operations, offering administrative support across various areas as required.

About you
To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent competency.
  • Substantial administrative experience at an appropriate level.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet, and email.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Capability to provide student support and learning assistance in a higher education setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise effectively with professionals and establish strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A commitment to delivering high-quality customer service.

About your application
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   Position description - Placement Officer (517268).pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria .

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday 24 May 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Martin Swann, Senior Coordinator (School Operations), on (08) 6488 2380 or at [email protected]

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity
UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.


Advertised:02 May 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:24 May 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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