Majarlin Kimberley Centre for Remote Health

  • Part time (0.4 FTE) contract position until 31 December 2021
  • Level 5 (AUD 80,925 pa including Leave Loading & 13.25% Super plus Remote Allowance and Additional 2 weeks leave

About the University

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a private Catholic university with over 1,000 permanent staff providing an exceptional educational experience to over 12,000 students across our Broome, Fremantle and Sydney campuses.


Majarlin Kimberley Centre for Remote Health (Majarlin) is a University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) based on the University’s Broome campus. Majarlin’s aim is to contribute to strengthening the allied health and nursing workforce in the Kimberley.  This is achieved through student placement, clinician support, teaching and research. 


The student placement support officer will be responsible for developing and implementing procedures that will ensure Majarlin can efficiently facilitate student placements.  The incumbent works collaboratively within the regional academic and professional team to increase the number of nursing and allied health placements in the region through new initiatives.  The incumbent will also be responsible for managing the day to day administrative functions associated with student placements and student support.  These activities will contribute to building a health workforce for the Kimberley.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement administrative procedures to efficiently facilitate student placements and meet strategic outcomes.
  2. In collaboration with academic staff, foster and maintain strong relationships with universities, health services and health science students to support quality post-graduate and undergraduate student placements.
  3. In collaboration with the Broome student coordinators, provide Derby pre-placement information to students (including travel and accommodation arrangements), orientation, ongoing problem solving during placements and evaluation follow up.
  4. Provide administrative support to health providers offering placements.
  5. In collaboration with academic staff, develop initiatives to expand student placements within the region.
  6. In collaboration with the Broome student coordinators, maintain comprehensive databases on placement activity and contacts to enable timely reporting.
  7. Participate in health career expos and other activities to promote the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) activities including simulation support as required.
  8. In collaboration with the Cultural Security Officer, organise cultural education and immersion.
  9. Provide students with social and emotional wellbeing support.
  10. Be available to assist students after hours if required.
  11. Regular communication with students via email, newsletters and social media.




  1. Supportive of the Objects of Notre Dame as a Catholic University.
  2. Completion of an undergraduate degree or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training.
  3. Experience in, or ability to quickly attain proficiency, in organising health professional student placements in a rural and remote context.
  4. Effective oral and written communication skills, as well as well-developed interpersonal skills.
  5. Well-developed organisational and administrative skills, including a demonstrated ability to use initiative, identify priorities, work to deadlines and solve problems.
  6. Advanced computer skills including database use, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Publisher, Email and Internet use.
  7. Demonstrated ability to prepare presentations, reports and promotional materials.
  8. Ability to liaise professionally with a wide range of community and health stakeholders.



  1. Knowledge of the local region, health services and Indigenous cultures.
  2. Understanding of the current issues in higher education relevant to the training of future rural health professionals.
  3. Experience in educational administration and/or student coordination or experience in similar environment.


How to apply

Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria in their Cover Letter and have current and valid work rights in Australia. 

For further information on how to apply visit:

Applications close 16 May 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

The University of Notre Dame Australia seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the different needs of the University and its stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our staff.

May 3, 2021


Posted by: Jordyn Townsend