Educational and Developmental Psychology Placement Coordinator

Melbourne, Australia
29 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Part Time

Campus Location: Melbourne, Australia

Job No: APTAV101732#001

  • Contribute to the teaching and management of professional practicum in Psychology
  • Review, improve and implement course curriculum nationally
  • Continuing, part time (0.6 FTE) role (3 days per week), Melbourne based

About ACU:

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses - Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Blacktown and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

About the Faculty of Health Sciences:

The Faculty of Health Sciences comprises three schools: Allied Health, Behavioural and Health Sciences and Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine There are currently approximately 14,000 students (EFTSL) and 530 (FTE) staff in the faculty under the disciplines comprising occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, exercise science, exercise physiology, nutrition science, biomedical science, nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, physiotherapy, psychology and public health. The Faculty is represented across seven ACU campuses and it's current research priorities focus on Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolism, Health Services Research, Nutrition, Sports Performance and Rehabilitation, Psychology and Mental Health. All students have professional and clinical experience that is supervised by specially qualified practitioners. Catholic hospitals and other public, private and specialty organisations, as well as schools and the health and sports industry, are involved with preparing for promoting and offering this valued and essential experience. Further information about the Faculty can be found at:

About the National School of Behavioural and Health Sciences:

The National School of Behavioural and Health Sciences is located on seven of the University's campuses and is currently responsible for delivery of programs in six professional disciplines across Biomedical Science, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Nutrition Science, Public Health and Psychology. Further information about the School can be found at:

About the role:

As the Psychology Placement Coordinator, you'll make a significant contribution to the academic and administrative activities of the national School of Behavioural and Health Sciences, with key responsibilities in the ongoing teaching and management of professional practicum in the discipline of Psychology, with particular focus in the Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental) program.

More specifically the role entails:

  • Maintaining and building relationships and pathways for the practicum requirements of postgraduate psychology students and undertake associated administration.
  • Contributing to the provision of student teaching and provide support for learning, development and professional placement to enhance graduate outcomes.
  • Supporting student engagement with learning activities and contribute to the supervision of postgraduate clinical practice in the Melbourne Psychology Clinic.
  • Review, improve and implement course curriculum on a national basis.

You will need to have:

  • A postgraduate qualification in Psychology and professional recognition of the following: a. Registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) b. Endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology; and c. Approved by PsyBA to provide supervision.
  • Evidence of quality student-centred teaching and/or case supervision at a tertiary level in an area relevant to professional psychology.
  • Evidence of effective unit or course administration at a tertiary level or equivalent administrative or project management skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and research in approaches to learning and teaching, and to research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to relevant ethical, legal, and professional codes (e.g., APS Code of Ethics).
  • Relevant experience in the provision of psychology services in relevant settings.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and/or Working with Vulnerable People Check (WWVP) (ACT only).

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply:

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Total remuneration valued to $123,584 - $145,913 total rem (pro rata) pa, including salary component $104,430 - $123,298 (pro rata) pa (Academic Level B), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be sent to Tom Whelan, Deputy Head, National School of Behavioural and Health Sciences, VIC/Melb at:

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

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ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.