Position Description

San • 20 May 2021

Position Title – Holmesglen Diploma of Nursing Student Representative

Department – Nursing


Position Objectives:

  1. Gather the collective learner voice in relation to the Diploma of Nursing’s:

         a) Course design and delivery

         b) Quality enhancements and assurance of teaching and learning

        c) Assessment methods/marking

        d) Clinical work/placements


  1. Advocate for the learner body to ensure learners contribute meaningfully to Holmesglen’s decision making practices relating to points listed in sections 1a-d.
  1. Act as a communication channel between Holmesglen and its learners.
  1. Continuously improve the Holmesglen learner experience in partnership with Holmesglen by helping to identify solutions or potential system changes to identified concerns.


Specific Accountabilities:

  • To attend and actively participate in student representative training.
  • To collect the views and opinions of Holmesglen Diploma of Nursing leaners in relations to points listed in section 1a-d of the position objectives and present these views and opinions to Holmesglen via committee meetings.
  • To formally document the collective opinion and concerns of learners in the form of meeting minutes and repots.
  • To communicate feedback to the wider learner body on adjustments or improvements Holmesglen is making in response to the collective learner voice.


Internal communication requirements:

  • The Diploma of Nursing learner body, including fellow student representatives
  • The Head of School of Nursing
  • Faculty Dean
  • Key Holmesglen governance committees & councils


Requirements & Knowledge

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled within the Diploma of Nursing program at Holmesglen (Moorabbin and Bourke St Campuses)
  • Strong knowledge of the Diploma of Nursing program and services available to the learner cohort
  • An understanding of the diverse types of learner enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing



  • Confidence in speaking to a diverse audience.
  • Highly organised with the ability to multitask.
  • Advocacy skills, including the ability to objectively collect and present opinions or views of the majority.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to relate professionally to various stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic to support peers.
  • Empathetic and resilient with the ability to apply knowledge, experience and skills to solve problems and provide sound advice.


Key selection criteria:

In addition to being currently enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing at Holmesglen, Student Representatives will have the best combination of the following characteristics:

  1. Demonstrated advocacy skills, including the ability to objectively collect and present opinions or views of the majority.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communications, negotiation and customer service skills with a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with various stakeholders.
  3. Demonstrated problem-solving skills with proven ability to investigate and make informed decisions regarding complex issues.



  • This position description describes in general terms the normal duties this position is expected to undertake.  Duties not specifically mentioned in this document, but within the capacity, qualifications and experience normally expected from people occupying positions classified at this level may be allocated.


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