Clinical Education Coordinator, Speech Pathology

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 to $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)
19 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2023
Contract Type

Location: Carlton/Parkville
Role type: Full-time or Part-time/ Continuing 
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

  • Level A – $77,171 - $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)
  • Level B - $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology is a research and teaching department within the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Our Department offers graduate-entry Masters Courses in both Speech Pathology and Audiology. The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology has an international reputation in pioneering research in speech sciences including discovery of genetic causes of speech disorders and development of biofeedback treatments for progressive neurological diseases and has strong research links with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

About the Role

These positions will have joint responsibility for the coordination of clinical placements in the Master of Speech Pathology Course at The University of Melbourne, with a focus on organisation of student clinical placements throughout the course and responsibility for student placement assessment. This role includes liaison with clinical education partners in hospitals, education and community clinics.

The successful applicant will also contribute to excellence in clinical teaching, and will support and provide ongoing professional education and training for clinical educator partners.

Responsibilities include:

  • Clinical Placements Officer to ensure that placements meet student learning needs, compliance and accreditation requirements;
  • Provide support to students and clinical educators in relation to clinical placements, including management of marginal students who require extra support;
  • Contribute to coordination and supervision of students on ‘pre-clinical’ placements;
  • Contribute to coordination and delivery of clinical practice / simulated learning workshops

About You

You will have a high level of organisation skills, with the ability to work proactively, independently and collaboratively in a team to achieve goals and meet agreed deadlines. You will bring your demonstrated knowledge and understanding of speech pathology management and clinical service provision across a range of clinical settings.

You will also have:

  • Bachelor or postgraduate degree in Speech Pathology or equivalent, with eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia;
  • Experience in provision of clinical education to speech pathology students and a demonstrated understanding of student competency assessment in speech pathology;
  • Experience in coordination of clinical placements, at University or workplace level;

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Applications close: 10th April 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0044691_Clinical Education Coordinator - Speech Pathology_PD.pdf