Course Support Officer

Brisbane, Australia
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
22 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

The Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) envisions securing a self-sustaining medical workforce for regional Queensland through excellence in medical education, research and community service.  With a footprint encompassing the greater part of central and western regional Queensland, the School comprises four Clinical Sites – Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Toowoomba. Each site, where there is significant investment in people and training infrastructure, provides the operational focus for a network of smaller clinical training locations in host communities across the State.  With a recurrent budget of up to $9m per annum provided through the Australian Government’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program and a capital works portfolio in excess of $20m, UQRCS is a substantial enterprise.

A rapidly expanding research profile focusses on clinical research and epidemiology/population health. There is a significant component of Indigenous health research, particularly programs designed to translate and improve health outcomes amongst the Indigenous population. Research productivity is evidence through a successful track record in attracting competitive funding from agencies such as the NHMRC  and, in 2015, at least 51 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in journals varying from ‘Rural and Remote Health’ to ‘Nature Genetics’.

The role

The successful appointee is to contribute to optimal learning and teaching experiences for medical students undertaking their clinical training via the UQRCS, through the delivery of high quality student and academic administrative support services.  Under the direction and guidance of the Program Coordinator/Team Leader, Rural & Remote Medicine, this position coordinates a range of functions including student orientation; the formation, dissemination and administration of discipline specific assessment and timetables; and, student accommodation.

This position must be based at one our four clinical sites – Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Toowoomba. This position may require some travel, the individual must be willing to undertake air travel as needed particularly between the Rural Clinical School sites and any of the University’s domestic campuses or locations. 

The person

Applicants should possess a degree and, ideally, previous experience in student and academic administration. The successful applicant will have high level communication skills, demonstrated commitment to the provision of excellent client service, excellent problem solving skills and the ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines. The appointee will require the ability to resolve issues through negotiation and consultation with other team members and a commitment to, and an understanding of the issues surrounding living and working in a rural and/or regional area.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 5. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597 - $72,348 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $75,579 - $84,648 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Mrs Clare Butters on +61 7 4633 9705 or

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