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Student Placement Adviser

Navitas Limited - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


About the role:

ACAP is seeking a highly organised Student Placement Adviser who is responsible for preparing and assessing students for placement, developing long term relationships with new and existing placement agencies, assessing each potential placement agency to ascertain the best fit between students on placement and the requirements of the agency and its client populations, and contributing to course requirements with regard to preparation for placement.

The position directly reports to the Campus Student Experience Manager and functionally reports to the National Placement Operations Manager. This position works closely with the National Placements Team, student placement team members on all campuses and Discipline members to ensure potential placements meet course requirements. Strong relationships with the Academic placement and Field Staff, and Chairs of Disciplines are essential to the success of this role.

Placement agencies may include:
Community organisations; Non-government and not-for-profit organisations; Government services and departments e.g. State Health Departments; State Education departments and schools; Private sector organisations; Faith-based services; Social welfare and casework organisations; Human services organisations; Counselling and coaching organisations; and other suitable organisations able to meet placement requirements.

The candidate we seek will ideally have:


  • A relevant degree or equivalent experience in higher education and/or student placements
  • Strong connections with industry
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills and capacity to work in a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated excellent client service orientation
  • Intermediate MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills on Windows platforms
  • Ability to work in and foster a harmonious working environment
  • Understanding of WH&S, Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Access and Equity, Privacy legislation, EEO principles and practices and other relevant legislation


  • Minimum 2 years' experience within a Placements Team
  • Experience working with students in a higher education institution and student placement management systems
  • Knowledge of Higher Education and Vocational Education regulatory environment

What we can do for you:

  • Career progression and leadership development pathways
  • Collegial and collaborative environment with the aim of academic excellence
  • Mobility within the organisation and locations
  • Staff study scholarship 75% for all courses
  • First class modern facilities
  • Health & Wellbeing packages which includes free counselling for employees and family, discounted gym membership, movie tickets, discounts on travel, accommodation and insurance
  • Salary packaging and novated leasing

About us:

We are ACAP, the Australian College of Applied Psychology. We are a tertiary education institute that specialises in psychology, counselling, social work and criminology and part of the Navitas Group.

35 years ago we opened our doors and sought to provide aspiring practitioners a modern approach to understanding the human mind and behaviour, through applied learning. This approach to teaching is what makes us different. It's why curious minds choose to learn and develop their skills with us. ACAP is proud to hold Self Accrediting Authority with TEQSA and 7 year registration with ASQA, in both cases quality indicators with regulators for the education sector in Australia.

We were the first non-university higher education provider to offer a range of qualifications recognised by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC). Our range of courses are also recognise by The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), The International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Our smaller classes and flexible studying options help each student navigate their journey in their own way. Visit acap.edu.au.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Navitas promotes and embraces an inclusive and diversified workforce. We believe equality, flexibility and diversity in the workplace will deliver a rich and collaborative environment for our employees, students and clients. We encourage applications from candidates with disabilities, of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and diverse community groups.

Successful candidates will require full working rights in Australia and to undergo a criminal records check & working with children check.

How to apply:

Please apply online, or for further information, please contact Zoe Apostolatos on 02 8236-8018.

Applications close on 1 April 2021 at 11.59pm however, we reserve the right to progress or confirm applicants prior to close date. Applications received after the close date may be considered pending the recruitment process.

Extra information:

For further information and other opportunities, please visit https://www.navitas.com/careers
Successful candidates will require full working rights in Australia and undergo criminal records and working with children check.

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