Student Support Coordinator, Southern Queensland Rural Health

Brisbane, Australia
11 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences is a strong faculty that has a coherent focus on health and well-being underpinned by a clear integrative theme related to preventative health and behaviour change. 

Furthermore, the Faculty provides the opportunity for the non-medical health sciences to have a stronger voice and greater visibility within the University.

The Faculty currently includes six schools, three research centres and a University Department of Rural Health:

  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
  • School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Psychology
  • Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research
  • RECOVER Injury Research Centre
  • Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
  • Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
  • Business and Economics of Health
  • Southern Queensland Rural Health

More information about the Faculty is available at:

About Southern Queensland Rural Health  

Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH) is a new joint initiative of The University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service and South West Hospital and Health Service funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health as a University Department of Rural Health.   

SQRH has been established to provide high quality rural training experiences for pre-registration allied health, nursing and midwifery students in rural and remote communities across Southern Queensland with a focus on improving the recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote communities. Additionally SQRH is funded to engage with the local communities to support the delivery of training to students, maintain and progress an evidence base and the rural health research agenda, support improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and provide regional leadership in developing innovative training solutions to address rural workforce recruitment retention.

The role

SQRH is seeking a full-time person to coordinate activities to support students to integrate into the communities where nursing, midwifery and allied health students are undertaking clinical placements across the South West Queensland region.

Located in Charleville, the Student Support Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and administering all non-clinical student support aspects of clinical placements in relevant disciplines including accommodation management. 

The position will work alongside clinical educators and other SQRH staff to achieve an optimal working environment for students. 

The position plays a key role in supporting students in communities across the South West Queensland region, thereby ensuring students are provided with a quality rural experience.

The person

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to supporting students, rural workforce development, and the promotion of rural communities.

Applicants should have relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/ or education/ training. 

They must have strong organisational skills, and experience in building and maintaining cooperative working relations with internal and external stakeholders.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.
Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment at HEW Level 5 until 31 December 2018 with a view to extension dependent on ongoing Commonwealth funding of the program. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597 - $72,348 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,578 - $84,647 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 504785_SQRH StudentSupportCoordinator_SouthWest.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Louise Sanderson, Operations Manager on +61 427 035 800 or

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