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Expression of Interest - Teaching Associates (Practice Educators) in Occupational Therapy

Job No.: 642070

Location: Peninsula campus

Employment Type: Sessional

Duration: Sessional for up to 12 months until 31 December 2024

Remuneration: Sessional rates apply

  • Teach in a variety of settings and gain valuable experience
  • Great rates of pay - For both graduate and experienced teachers
  • Supportive team environment

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. So if you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers.

The Opportunity

Monash University’s Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Primary and Allied Health Care is seeking to appoint sessional Teaching Associates. Opportunities exist for keen occupational therapists to join our team of Practice Educators in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Monash University.

We are seeking registered occupational therapists as Practice Educators across a variety of fieldwork settings in which Monash University undergraduate and masters entry level occupational therapy students undertake professional practice placements and simulated placements. To date, our team of practice educators have worked with occupational therapy students to facilitate their learning and development within aged care facilities, kindergartens and primary schools, physical and vocational rehabilitation, telehealth practice, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers and community mental health programs in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Practice educators must be registered occupational therapists with a minimum of two years professional practice experience since graduation, and prior experience of providing occupational therapy placement-based education is desirable. Professional practice experience in one or more of the specific practice areas listed above is preferred (not essential). Practice educators are part-time, with flexible schedules depending on the type and duration of student placements. Practice educators have access to professional development activities that support further development of educational roles.

A Working with Children Check (WWCC) is required. Depending on the nature of the placement sites, a National Disability Insurance Scheme Worker Screening Check (NDIS Check) may also be required.

We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.

Join us in our commitment to ensuring a better future for ourselves and for the communities in which we study, work, live and engage – #ChangeIt with us.


Professor Ellie Fossey, Head of Department, +61 3 9904 4131 or


To express interest in joining our team of practice educators, please submit your resume and an accompanying cover letter as part of your application, outlining your interests and experience relevant to practice education.

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs".


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