Academic Coordinator, Rural Health Partnerships

Wangaratta / Shepparton, Australia
$80,258-$136,136 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super
20 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job no: 0059672
Location: Shepparton or Wangaratta
Role type: Part-time (0.5 FTE); Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: School of Health Sciences
Salary: Level A or B– Level A $80,258-$108,906 p.a.OR Level B $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

  • Drive rural healthcare education innovation and impact lives by expanding access to healthcare training.
  • Thrive in a  supportive team culture and professional development opportunities.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinical educator to join the Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) in supporting its Strategic Plan 2023 – 2033. As a key player in this dynamic multi-disciplinary education team, you will be instrumental in increasing access to education in allied health and nursing for rural communities while providing valuable training experiences for students. This role offers a unique chance to work collaboratively, develop innovative inter-professional learning models, and make a meaningful impact on healthcare education in rural areas.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to develop innovative inter-professional approaches to education using diverse delivery modes for students undertaking a rural clinical placement.
  • Promote existing, and where required support the design of new, educational resources for students and supervisors in rural settings in collaboration with the Going Rural Health Team
  • Monitor and evaluate new placements to ensure these meet the learning needs of students of nursing and allied health.

Who We Are Looking For

You excel in communication, mentorship, and curriculum development, driving innovation in healthcare education. Your cultural competence and knowledge of rural healthcare are essential.

You will also have:

  • Masters in nursing or allied health discipline;
  • Experience in providing clinical education to nursing and/or allied health students or professionals;
  • Commitment to working in multidisciplinary settings and adopting interprofessional approaches;
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of partnerships with local health, education and other stakeholders

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Melbourne School of Health Sciences

The Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) provides qualifying and postgraduate courses in the disciplines of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Audiology and Speech Pathology, and Optometry and Vision Sciences. As a candidate, joining our team means being part of a dynamic and impactful community dedicated to advancing healthcare education and practice. You will have the opportunity to shape the learning experiences of our students and make a positive impact on their future careers.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

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 the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

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Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

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

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Tara Amini via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 20 October 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description:  0059672 - Academic Coordinator, Rural Health Partnerships - PD.pdf