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Student Placement Officer

Adelaide, Australia
$77,686 - $85,736 p.a.
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Position Details

  • Fixed term until June 2025 | Part-Time at 0.6 FTE
  • Higher Education Officer Level 5 | $77,686 - $85,736 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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About the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students)

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) provides administrative support to key strategic and operational functions of the University’s student-related and academic services. Under the general portfolio, the Office team support Portfolio leadership and facilitate dialogue between key service areas to help the Portfolio ensure Flinders educational offerings are innovative, of assured quality, and are student centred. This drives our values and ethos, our impact and engagement, and our vision to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

About the Role

The Student Placement Officer, internally referred to as the Work Integrated Learning Support Officer is responsible for providing a range of support services for the College’s Work Integrated (WIL) programs. You will work closely with the WIL Team Leader to leverage opportunities internally and externally and assist with administration, matching students to placements and ensuring that students meet the requirements for preplacement/WIL experience and contribute to enhancing positive graduate outcomes.

You will be required to provide timely advice to various stakeholders and students to support WIL supervision and exercise sound judgement when dealing with sensitive or urgent issues relating to student placements.

As the successful candidate you will be accountable for:

  • Liaising with placement providers and undertaking any administration required for placements, including the preparation of contracts, and maintaining quality student data.
  • Processing and maintaining accurate data of student placements experience and supporting academic placement coordinators.
  • Maintaining data records in relevant systems and preparing reports and correspondence as requested.
  • Assisting with the organisation and sharing of WIL information via online and in-person methods to students, industry and academics.

About You

The key to your success will be your well-developed organisation skills as you demonstrate your ability to prioritise operational situations and meet urgent deadlines. The Work Integrated Learning Support Officer will exercise initiative and problem-solving skills to interpret and advise on systems, policies and procedures for the continual improvement of WIL support services.

You will have excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills, allowing you to work collaboratively with a range of university stakeholders and external organisations.

To be successful you will also demonstrate:

  • Relevant administrative experience and/or education and training.
  • Experience in maintaining positive relationships, with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Effective use of systems and databases including the ability to extract, manipulate and analyse data.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise initiative and sound judgment to solve problems and make decisions.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

How to Apply and Information


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

16 June 2024

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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