Vacancy Details

Campus Location: Brisbane, Australia

Job No: APTAV102279#002

  • Do you have strong organisational skills and thrive in a fast paced environment?
  • Support the placement of our students as they gain professional experience
  • Part time (2 days per week), continuing position located on the Brisbane campus

About ACU:

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses - Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Blacktown and Rome.

ACU aspires to be a home for our staff, offer the care of a family and develop an academic and professional community. Whatever your faith or culture, and whether you are academic or professional staff, there are many opportunities both for learning and contributing at ACU.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

About The Faculty Of Health Sciences:

The Faculty of Health Sciences comprises three schools: - Allied Health - Behavioural and Health Sciences - Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine There are currently approximately 14,000 students (EFTSL) and 530 (FTE) staff in the faculty under the disciplines: occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, exercise science, exercise physiology, nutrition science, biomedical science, nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, physiotherapy, psychology and public health. The Faculty is represented across seven ACU campuses. The Faculty's current research priorities focus on Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolism, Health Services Research, Nutrition, Sports Performance and Rehabilitation, Psychology and Mental Health. An expanding portfolio of postgraduate courses is also available in coursework and research. Many postgraduate courses within the Faculty have been developed in conjunction with industries in order to meet specific needs of the professions and industry. Some postgraduate units are offered in flexible learning mode by online study. All students have professional and clinical experience that is supervised by specially qualified practitioners. Catholic hospitals and other public, private and specialty organisations, as well as schools and the health and sports industry, are involved with preparing for promoting and offering this valued and essential experience. The goals of the Faculty are closely linked to and emanate from the Mission of the University. The areas of achievement by the Faculty include the key areas of teaching and learning, research and scholarship, community engagement in addition to specific objectives regarding internationalisation, quality and resource management. It has well-established procedures for evaluating performance and ensuring quality which involve students and representatives of the various statutory registration authorities and professional organisations, as well as recent graduates and employers. Further information about the Faculty can be found at:

About Office Of Associate Dean, LTPE:

The Office of the Associate Dean, Learning, Teaching and Professional Experience (OADLTPE) is a unit within the Faculty of Health Sciences comprising the Departments of Technical Services, Placement Services, FHS Learning and Teaching and the FHS Student led Health Clinics. Departments in OADLTPE are responsible for providing support and service to schools in the faculty in the areas of clinical supervision, learning and teaching activity within the ACU Health Clinics and Specialised Learning Environments, and tutorial, practical and laboratory classes where specialist equipment is required. OADLTPE facilitates excellent student learning experiences by supporting on campus learning and teaching activities within the state-of-the-art specialised learning environments across campuses including: - Support learning and teaching activities including teaching grants and awards for staff in FHS, and - Service to Schools in relation to the professional practice placement of health sciences students; including maintenance of placement software, including InPlace and tracking of pre-clinical mandatory requirements; and - Developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with ACU's valued clinical partners via the Clinical Schools model; and - Management of the Faculty's Student led Health Clinics, currently operating in Brisbane, Melbourne, Strathfield, and North Sydney in a range of disciplines; and - Supporting the administration, resourcing and function of the Faculty's specialised learning environments.

About Placement Services:

Placement Services is a specialist unit within the OADLTPE in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The unit is dedicated to ensuring that every student in the Faculty has access to appropriate, sustainable and high-quality professional practice placements. Placement Services works collaboratively to support internal and external stakeholders with high-level customer service to enable seamless placement administration and student placement experiences.

About the role:

ACU Brisbane is looking to appoint a Placement Officer on 0.4FTE part-time basis who will play a crucial role in providing high level customer service to internal and external stakeholders that enable seamless placement administration support to the Faculty of Health Sciences at ACU.

More specifically the role entails:

  • Ensure professional practice placements are organised and allocated to Faculty of Health Sciences students in a timely and efficient manner, in accordance with University and relevant Government regulations.
  • Assist Placement Services office staff to ensure that all students meet compliance requirements for professional practice completion. This includes all pre-placement documentation queries and submissions, such as Police Checks, Working with Children checks/ Blue Cards, Immunisations etc. Allocate, monitor student lists, liaise with placement facilities regarding rosters and liaise with students regarding placements.
  • Utilise software packages, including InPlace, to publish information regarding professional practice placements in a timely manner.
  • Allocate placement educators/ supervisors to professional practice placements in consultation with Faculty of Health Sciences Placement Coordinators and/or Academics.
  • Create and manage contracts for placement educators/ supervisors, liaising with Human Resources to resolve any issues that may arise.
  • Ensure Faculty of Health Sciences Placement Coordinators and/or Academics are fully informed of any major issues relating to professional practice placements.
  • Ensure effective and accurate data is available for staff and agencies at all times, including maintaining placement agreements, ensuring agreements or schedules have not expired.
  • Respond to enquiries to the Placement Services office in a timely manner, including monitoring ACU emails and enquiries from students, staff and professional practice agencies.
  • Create a customer-friendly environment in the Placement Services office, ensuring a high standard of written and verbal communication is maintained with students, Faculty staff and other stakeholders, and participate in Faculty activities such as enrolment activities, orientation days and Government compliance days.
  • Undertake projects relating to process improvement that produce efficiencies to meet competing demands and timelines including administrative process and procedures, communications to students, academic staff and external bodies.

For full position details, refer to the position description.


General enquiries can be sent to Sue Hayes, Team Leader, Placement Services, Placement Services at:

What we offer:

  • The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.
  • Total remuneration valued to $95,827 - $103,735 total rem (pro rata) pa, including salary component $80,975 - $87,658 (pro rata) pa (HEW 5), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • 17% employer superannuation contributions to eligible continuing and fixed-term staff.
  • Annual leave loading of an equivalent to 17.5% of four weeks' salary pro rata payable, dependent on your commencement date.
  • As an ACU staff member, you will have access to generous benefits which include but not limited to: flexible work, study leave, a variety of leave provisions and salary packaging. Find out more information about the benefits or working at ACU here.

How to Apply:

Step 1: Review the Position Description and become familiar with Our Mission and the Application process

Step 2: Click the 'View Position Description and Apply' button, and populate your candidate application details, including your:

  • resume (maximum 5 pages).
  • responses to the Selection Criteria and Core Competencies in a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) or in the online Declaration and Criteria application page.
  • brief online responses to any pre-screening employment questions.

Candidates must hold Australian work rights to apply for this position. For permanent/ continuing roles, applicants must have permanent work rights. For further information visit Immigration and Citizenship(

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Applications close: 4-JUL-2024 at 11:59pm AUS Eastern Standard Time

ACU does not accept candidate applications submitted by external recruitment agencies through the ACU careers website.