Student Placement Officer

University of Queensland
November 30, 2022
Offerd Salary:$72,212
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Working Time:Full time
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  • Faculty of Science

  • HEW Level 5

  • Full-Time, Continuing Position

  • Closing Date: 30 November 2022 (R-19069)

  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking a Student Placement Officer to join the Placements Team within the Faculty of Science. You will support the student placement processes within the Faculty, ensuring compliance with all University and program requirements.

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide timely and accurate information to students, staff, placement providers and other stakeholders within the University policies and procedures framework, Faculty guidelines and relevant legislation;

  • Undertake student placement processes, including direct allocations, opportunities, self-placements, provider preferences, and pre-placement compliance;

  • Identify and escalate risks and issues as appropriate;

  • Assist with the review of procedures and processes, and assist with implementing agreed change;

  • Assist with reviewing the accuracy of information in University databases, websites and publications, including study guides, faculty website, UQ Answers and information sheets;

  • Provide secretarial support at meetings, committees and working parties as required;

  • Maintain records as relevant to placements in the placement management system, including a register of providers, placements supervisors and student participation.

  • Prepare, analyse and interpret reports from information management systems;

  • About You


  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant area or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education/training.

  • A sound understanding of key administrative processes relevant to WIL placements, or the ability to rapidly gain such knowledge.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.

  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy in written work.

  • Ability to exercise initiative and judgment and to work independently and autonomously.

  • High level written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

  • The ability to work collaboratively and effectively within the team and across other organisational units.

  • A strong orientation to the provision of a high level of customer service.

  • An empathy with and ability to communicate with students, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds.

  • Desirable

  • Experience in a tertiary education institution or other large organisation in an area related to student administration would be highly regarded.

  • Knowledge of University student computer systems and packages e.g. Microsoft office, SI-net, Business Objects, InPlace and the use of CRM systems would be desirable.

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a full-time, continuing position at HEW Level 5.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $72,212.51 to $80,430.02 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $84,488.64 to $94,103.12 per annum.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Amanda Cooke at

    For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

    Other Information

    Work Rights

    You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    Background Checks

    All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion . We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity , LGBTQIA+ , cultural and/or linguistic , Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples , or people with a disability . Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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