Education Placement Coordinator

Swinburne University of Technology

Job Details
5 hours ago
Full Job Description
This is an exciting opportunity for an Education Placement Coordinator to join our Academic Operations Unit.

The Education Placement Coordinator is responsible for providing expert administrative support to the Department of Education in relation to all aspects of teacher education placements. This includes placing students in education facilities, responding to student placement related requests, liaising with the relevant school leaders and academic staff.

This role is expected to foster positive relationships with education settings to facilitate students undertaking Professional Experience as part of their degree.

About You

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

Identify and liaise with relevant professionals in education settings (early childhood, primary and secondary) to assist in the development of new placements.

Ensure all placement documentation is completed for all placements

Communicate with students regarding compliance requirements and placement information

Obtain from students all pre-placement compliance documentation (WWCC)

Communicate with placement facilities about plans for student placements (dates, student numbers, etc.)

Coordinate placement and liaise with placement providers regarding student and supervisor details and resolve issues as they arise

Record information on agreements developed with schools and sites including key contacts, placement arrangements, staff supervision etc.


A degree with substantial subsequent relevant experience; or extensive experience in similar administrative fields; or equivalent combination or relevant experience and/or education/training

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply

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Applications Close: Sunday 26th March 2023, 11pm

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant


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