Lead, Simulation Based Learning

Melbourne, Australia
$169,094 – $186,288 p.a. plus 17% super
21 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job no: 0059819
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Collaborative Practice Centre
Salary: Level D – $169,094 – $186,288 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Join the dynamic environment of the Collaborative Practice Centre at the University of Melbourne.
  • Make a real impact – contribute to innovations in the health professions training to improve interprofessional collaborative learning and practice.
  • 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 to join the Collaborative Practice Centre in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences as the Lead, Simulation Based Learning.

The Collaborative Practice Centre has a mission to be a catalyst for collaborative practice in our health care system, equipping current and future teams for patient-centred care and improved health outcomes.

You will be responsible for leading a range of simulation-based education and research programs within the new Collaborative Practice Centre to promote excellence in learning and teaching in authentic interprofessional education contexts. This will include the design of simulation curriculum that is aligned to the ‘Collaborative Practice Ready’ framework and its implementation across 11 entry to practice professions within the faculty MDHS.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, implement and research a new interprofessional simulation-based education program with a strong focus on authentic learning to enhance collaborative practice.
  • Active leadership in the communication and dissemination of teaching innovation and research in interprofessional education.
  • Promote student engagement in novel interprofessional simulation-based learning approaches, including co-design of curricular and research initiatives.

Who We Are Looking For

To be successful in this role, you will be a dynamic and motivated individual with strong experience in health professions education, with a focus on development, implementation and evaluation of interprofessional simulation-based education. Additionally, you possess outstanding communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

You will also have:

  • A research doctorate in an area related to health professions education.
  • Expertise in interprofessional collaborative learning and practice in health.
  • An established and exemplary track record of publication in health professions education.
  • National recognition as a scholar in health professions education.

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 – Collaborative Practice Centre

The Collaborative Practice Centre was established in February 2023, and provides the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) and health partners with leadership, high level implementation and research into collaborative practice and learning in health and social care. The Centre builds from the work of the previous interprofessional education and practice portfolio, with a four year commitment to building a ‘colllaborative practice ready’ curriculum for students across the MDHS.

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

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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 Katie Robertson 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: 15 October 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description:  0059819 Lead -Simulation-based Learning_PD.pdf