University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Associate Lecturer in Interprofessional Education for Rural and Aged Care Settings


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Associate Lecturer in Interprofessional Education for Rural and Aged Care


Job no: 0028294 Location: Ballarat Role type: Part Time (0.8 FTE); Fixed term for 12 months Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences School: Melbourne Medical School, Department of Rural Health Salary: Level A – $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. pro-rata plus 17% super

  • Facilitate nursing and allied health placements in rural and aged care settings
  • Design novel educational experiences and actively contribute to the Going Rural Health (GRH) program
  • 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role

    This role in Ballarat offers a unique opportunity for a nurse or allied health practitioner to drive innovation in rural health education, particularly in aged care settings. The position involves designing and implementing novel placements within the Going Rural Health program, emphasising flexibility, evidence-based approaches, and collaborative leadership to shape the future of the nursing and allied health rural workforce.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Facilitate nursing and allied health placements in aged care settings, notably at Beaufort Skipton Health Service.
  • Design and implement diverse and high-quality rural placements within the Going Rural Health program, ensuring they meet the learning needs of various health disciplines and education providers.
  • Drive evidence-based approaches in education, teaching, and student placement design, while actively contributing to research and presenting educational models at health conferences.
  • Lead strong partnerships with health services and community organisations, actively promoting rural placements, supporting GRH initiatives, and contributing meaningfully to communication forums and meetings.
  • Who We Are Looking For

    You are a nurse or allied health practitioner with a wealth of experience in supporting and developing student placements in rural settings. Your innovative approach to nursing and allied health education aligns with our values, and you possess commitment to interprofessional education, individual mentoring, and service learning.

    You will also have:

  • A postgraduate qualification in nursing or an allied health discipline.
  • Proven experience in supporting, facilitating, or developing student placements in rural settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing interprofessional education to nursing and/or allied health students or professionals.
  • Track record of developing partnerships with local health, education, and other stakeholders.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Department of Rural Health

    The Department of Rural Health, part of the prestigious Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne, is making a significant impact on rural healthcare. With locations in Shepparton, Ballarat, Bendigo, and Wangaratta, as well as associations with over 40 rural towns in Victoria, we are dedicated to providing professional health education and research training in a rural context. Our mission is to increase the rural health workforce, and we achieve this through strong partnerships with the local community and healthcare providers, ensuring our programs remain relevant and connected.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Katherine Robertson via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 16 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 07 Dec 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Job details


    Associate Lecturer in Interprofessional Education for Rural and Aged Care Settings


    University of Melbourne




    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 07, 2023

    Job type



    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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