Coordinator, Professional Placements

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
24 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Engagement, Professional Placements
  • HEW5: $64,646-$71,057 plus 17% superannuation
  • Full time, 12 month fixed term position, based at Hawthorn Campus

Swinburne University of Technology is an internationally-recognised provider of quality education and an institution with a rich legacy of industry collaborations. We are an innovative University at the forefront of technology and are committed to delivering excellence in higher education, vocational training and research.

The Coordinator, Professional Placements operates within a shared services model and is accountable for the provision of effective and efficient coordination of placement services across the University. This will include the provision of advice and services to managers, staff, students and external customers across a broad range of professional placement issues and related functions, with emphasis on ensuring the day-to- day operational aspects of the Professional Placements Office run smoothly and efficiently.

Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role you will need demonstrable experience in the provision of high level, quality administrative and support services within a demanding, client focused environment. You will also need to possess well-developed conceptual and problem solving skills, including the ability to interpret and effectively communicate policies, procedures and strategies within a large, complex and often sensitive environment. A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description

At Swinburne we recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. You will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision to be Australia’s leading university of science, technology and innovation.

How to apply
To start an application, click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

For further information, please contact please contact Jackie Berry on or 9214 6087

Applications close: 5pm, Sunday 12 March 2017


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