Student Placements Officer

Camperdown, Australia
$91,644 - $98,796 (contingent upon experience) + 17% superannuation
28 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Multiple positions available: full-time continuing, and fixed-term positions based at our Camperdown campus
  • Opportunity to provide a broad range of administrative and operational support to student placements within the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Base Salary $91,644 - $98,796 (contingent upon experience) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is now ranked 38th in the world for 2022 university rankings, moving up 5 places in the last year. Our graduate employability is 1st in Australia, and 4th in the world; our subject rankings in Medicine are rated 1st in Australia, and 18th in the world.

As such, we are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University's ambitious strategic plan, we are seeking Student Placements Officers to join our growing team on a full-time continuing and fixed term, full-time basis. This role will be a great opportunity to use your exceptional administrative and organisational experience to plan, organise, negotiate, and source both domestic and international student placements across a range of programs.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • negotiate, source and coordinate student placements for specific units of study
  • liaise with stakeholders to organise student placements
  • provide support to academic staff to ensure placements are effectively managed
  • use the placement management software, Sonia, to ensure that placements are being processed and delivered as effectively as possible
  • provide support for both students and placement providers to ensure that a high quality, client-focused service is being provided.

About you

  • strong administration background, preferably attained in a tertiary environment
  • effective and tactful verbal and written communication skills
  • strong problem-solving skills
  • exhibits initiative and sound judgment
  • excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes
  • great attention to detail.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Esra Yavuzcehre, Recruitment Consultant, via email to


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Applications Close

Tuesday 11 April 2023 11:59 PM

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