Ref 5446/23 Technical Support Officer, Allied Health Support, Office of Teaching and Research Technical Services

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Campbelltown, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 03 Dec 2023

  • Full-time, Fixed term position commencing 8 January 2024 until 1 July 2024 based at Campbelltown campus
  • Remuneration: $94,265 to $106,603 p.a. (Includes 17% Superannuation)
  • Flex Leave | Professional Development Opportunities

Full-time fixed term position from 8 January 2024 until 1 July 2024
Campbelltown campus

About our University
Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 11 campuses – many in Western Sydney CBD locations – and more than 200,000 alumni, 49,500 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 14 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry. 

About TRTS
The Office of Teaching and Research Technical Services (TRTS) is a large organisation with over 100 staff divided into 5 clusters. The three teams within the Health Cluster provides specialist technical support to students and staff from the Schools of Health Sciences, Medicine, Science and Nursing and Midwifery.

The Medical and Allied Health team at Campbelltown provides technical service in support of the School of Health Sciences, their undergraduate teaching programs such as Speech Pathology, Podiatry, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the activities undertaken in the UniClinic. (UniClinic | Western Sydney University ) The UniClinic offers a range of therapeutic health practices to members of the community and is an integral component in preparing students to be work ready in a variety of health sector environments.

TRTS embraces a culture of continuous improvement to refine and enhance team processes and the student experience.

Your role
The Medical and Allied Health team support the learning and development of future Allied Health healthcare workers by supporting practical activities and maintaining the high standards of the UniClinic. You will work with professional and academic colleagues preparing resources for classes and equipment in the Clinical Teaching spaces, perform cleaning and sterilisation of instruments used in the Uniclinic and off-site clinics, and preparation of simulation materials and clinical documentation.

Technical Support Officers are responsible for the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment, for the purchasing of resources and minor equipment and ensuring that there is a safe working environment. 

Skills and Experience
You will be client focused, can think innovatively, be a good problem solver with the ability to identify and implement solutions.

Prioritise support outcomes leading to a high-quality student experience.

Exposure to undergraduate technical support including preparing and setting up practical teaching places, including laboratory, clinical and any other specialised practical teaching facilities is highly desirable.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken by this position and the potential exposure to human tissue, blood or body fluids, laboratory workers in this area are strongly recommended to consider vaccination for Hepatitis B in line with the Vaccination for people at occupational risk guidelines of the Australian Government Department of Health.

TRTS staff work alongside Academic and Professional colleagues to adapt, innovate, and shape the future of learning for a transformative student experience.

Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally.

Applicants should be aware that this role will be based at Campbelltown campus, however as Western Sydney University is a multi-campus university travel to other campuses may be required when operational needs arise. 

Hours of work for employees in Teaching & Research Technical Services may vary due to operational requirements in supporting teaching classes and further details are outlined in the position description.

This will be a fixed term role commencing January 2024 until 1 July 2024

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 5 $94,265 to $106,603 p.a. (comprising Salary of $79,655 to $90,081 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

What We Offer in Return
At Western Sydney University, we deeply value our staff and recognise their invaluable contributions that drive our mission and uphold our values. In return for your dedication, we offer:

  • 35 hour work week
  • Flex leave for Professional staff
  • 17% super contributions

Position Enquiries:

Please contact Nicole Joel, Technical Team Leader, Medical & Allied Health via email at

[email protected]

Recruitment Enquiries: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at [email protected]

Closing Date: 8:30 pm on Sunday 3 December 2023

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility 
You must provide evidence of your fulltime working rights in Australia at time of application. 

All ongoing and fixed term employees seeking to apply for this position as a secondment must have completed a minimum of 12 months’ full-time continuous service to be eligible to apply for this role, as per Part D of the Recruitment and Selection Policy.

Please note, only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

This is a previously advertised position, previous candidates need not apply

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Western Sydney University is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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