Manager, Professional Placements

Boroondara, Australia
17 May 2018
End of advertisement period
31 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Focused on high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community
  • HEW 7, $85,461 - $92,156 plus 17% super
  • Full-time, ongoing, Hawthorn location

About Swinburne 

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community. Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

The Manager, Professional Placements acts as an ambassador for the University, initiating, securing and developing Work Integrated Learning (WIL) relationships in collaboration with faculties, centres and corporate services areas.

Under the direction of the Senior Relationship Manager, the Manager, Professional Placements manages Work Integrated Learning programs and contributes to Swinburne’s objective to be the partner of choice for the industries and communities we serve and to actively contribute to Swinburne’s employability agenda.

The Manager contributes to the development of initiatives aimed at establishing, maintaining and growing relationships with the University’s Work Integrated Learning partners. The incumbent will work with staff across the University and facilitate internal networks to build, promote and manage these relationships.

The Manager will also play an active role in the marketing of opportunities to prospective students and will have oversight of the relevant placement processes in conjunction with the Operations Team.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in the tertiary education environment with particular emphasis on Work Integrated Learning 
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining strong working relationships 
  • Ability to professionally match the needs of the University, its students and the interests of its external partners in the context of Work Integrated Learning 

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


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

Further information, contacts and support

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 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To start an application click on 'apply' 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.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Yuki Kojima on 9214 8621 or 

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

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close at 5 pm, Thursday 31st May 2018

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