Technical Officer (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 20 Nov 2022

  • Technical Officer (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy) role within Swinburne Univeristy
  • School of Health Sciences
  • HEW6 salary and benefits

About the Role
As the Technical Officer (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy) you will provide a high level of technical support within the dedicated physiotherapy and occupational therapy laboratories to students, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate, as well as Academic and Research staff within the School of Health Sciences.The Technical Officer (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy) will be required to utilise a large scope of skills including the use, maintenance, and calibration of specialised equipment.

The position works closely with the Manager Technical Services - Health, Team Leader Technical Services (Allied Health), and academic staff within the discipline to ensure that training and support is provided in a timely manner for all laboratory and clinical activities. This position provides accurate advice to the Manager Technical Services - Health and the Team Leader Technical Services (Allied Health) concerning the current and forecasted operations of the physiotherapy and occupational therapy laboratories and required purchases of new equipment and laboratory or clinical consumables. The position also collaborates with and supports other Technicians and Technical Officers within the Health Technical Services Team.

About You 
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 

  • Significant knowledge and demonstrated experience in the procurement, operation and maintenance of a wide range of physiotherapy and occupational therapy equipment.
  • Well-developed word processing, spreadsheet and database skills. Familiarity with the use of propriety software for laboratory or clinical equipment and systems.
  • Familiarity with the use of digital programs for Allied Health management including, but not limited to, teleconferencing software and electronic medical records databases.
  • Good understanding of occupational health and safety and other statutory and reporting requirements relevant to clinical and teaching environments.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting safety risk assessments, preparing safety documentation (such as safe operating procedures) and demonstrating the safe use of laboratory and clinical equipment.
  • Resolve student and staff queries and problems accurately, in a timely manner and with a “can do” approach and providing clear advice and options directed to student and staff needs.
  • Good organisation, time management and prioritising skills.


  • A relevant degree in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sports science or another related health discipline or significant equivalent industry experience.
  • Extensive experience supporting physiotherapy and allied health teaching and research activities in a higher education environment.

About Swinburne University of Technology 

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that: 

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.  

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Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on . 

Applications close Sunday November 20th, at 11PM

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

For any support please contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator at or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


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