Skip navigation
The Australian National University

Simulated Patient

Apply now Job no: 522437
Work type: Casual
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: Casual Simulated Patient
Salary package: As per the ANU Enterprise Agreement plus 9.5% superannuation
Terms: Casual Appointment


Training in clinical skills is a major component of the ANU Medical School curriculum and the ANU Medical School uses a range of teaching approaches and technologies to deliver this training.  One of these approaches is for medical students to work with simulated patient role-players (SPs).  Simulation allows medical students to learn in a safe and controlled environment  which replicates aspects of real life situation.  Students  learn, develop and practice interviewing and communication skills by role-playing different consultation scenarios with simulated patients.

Clinical Skills teaching takes place at The Medical School’s Canberra Hospital Campus.  Under broad supervision and direction of their supervisor, Simulated Patients work in different parts of the clinical skills program: lecture demonstrations, classroom teaching/tutorials/workshops/video consultations and student assessment.

For further enquiries, please contact Alastair Walters on T: + 61 2 6244 3389 E:

The Australian National University (ANU) is the #1 ranked University in Australia with an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world.  This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy.  The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health.  These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.




Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Back to search results Apply now

Share this: | More
Existing applicant login


Work type





Updated:  20 March 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems