Senior Coordinator (Work Integrated Program and Clinical Placement)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 22 Mar 2024

Job no:516683
Work type:full time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Student Administration / Support Services, Science, Teaching support and design


  • Opportunity to develop and support the next generation of Accredited Exercise Physiologists
  • Ability to work within clinically active, academic team to support exercise student experience
  • Full-time appointment on an ongoing basis
  • Base salary range: Level 7 $95,737 – $106,223 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

The School of Human Sciences was formed in 2017 as an amalgamation of the School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology and the School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health. The School is one of the largest in the University and makes a significant contribution to the BSc majors in Anatomy and Human Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Science and Sports Science. The School also contributes to medical, dental and paramedical education in all tertiary institutions within Western Australia. Specifically, you will be working with the Work Integrated Learning Team and course coordinators within the Department of Sport Science Exercise and Health to support the delivery of nationally accredited education courses in Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under broad direction, be responsible for supporting the delivery and operations of the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program, including student placements, as part of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Department of Sport Science, Exercise and Health. This includes relationship management between all stakeholders (e.g., academic team, students, placement hosts), and responsibility for coordinating, allocating and administrating clinical placement programs with internal and external hosts.

In consultation with the course leaders and the academic unit coordinator, you will support the management and evaluation of the WIL program. This includes sourcing and assisting external placements hosts, scheduling and overseeing student outcomes and compliance, WIL program compliance with industry accrediting body and industry standards, supporting student experience outcomes across the WIL program and assisting with the vocationally aligned training of students within units/course.

About you 

We are looking for an accredited clinical exercise physiologist who is passionate about educating others in this field. The role involves working with academic staff, students, and industry to facilitate work-integrated learning experiences. The ideal candidate should possess experience in student supervision and coordination of work-integrated learning, including preparing and supporting students for industry opportunities, assessing competency, and working across teams to support program outcomes.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Sport Science, Exercise and Health or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Current accreditation in Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology with the Exercise Science and Sports Australia (ESSA)
  • Substantial relevant experience in vocational educational design and delivery
  • Relevant industry experience as a clinical exercise physiologist working across multiple domains of health and/or disease
  • Experience in the management of WIL programs, and/or Exercise Physiology clinical education
  • Experience in facilitating WIL for students (e.g. identify and respond to risks, implement student safety planning etc.)
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and specialised placement management digital tools (e.g., SONIA)

Please note the below additional requirements for this position:

  • A current National Police Clearance (NPC)
  • Working with Children Check
  • First Aid & CPR Certificate
  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   PD - Senior Coordinator 516683.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

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday, 22 March 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Michael Rosenberg 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. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.


Advertised:23 Feb 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:22 Mar 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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