Are you our next Project Officer - Playground Inspector?

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21 Jun 2022

About the position -

The aim of the Kidsafe NSW Playground Advisory Unit (PAU) is to provide expert advice on the development and maintenance of safe, challenging and innovative playspaces for children 0-15years, across NSW, and to ensure that the Australian Standards are the benchmark for safety and design.
Kidsafe NSW provides comprehensive information and resources on child injury prevention and supports parents, carers, communities and industry bodies across NSW in child road safety, home safety and playground safety. Nationally recognised training is also conducted in child car seats and playground inspecting.


  • Either -  Part-time: 21 hours per week or Full-time: 35 hours per week 



  • Full-time: $78,150 plus entitlements @ 35 hours per week
  • Part-time: Pro rata @ 21 hours per week

Role Overview:

  • To conduct and report on playground safety inspections (may include playground surface impact attenuating tests) and review of plans for playground developments across a range of sectors, in line with the Australian Standards for Playground Equipment and Surfacing.
  • Assist clients in understanding and conforming to the Playground Standards; and 
  • Proactively work with clients to create inclusive playspaces.

Required Qualifications:

  • Tertiary and/or vocational qualifications in early childhood, primary and/or secondary education; and/or
  • Tertiary qualification in landscape architecture/design, horticulture, work health and safety or equivalent; and/or
  • Vocational qualifications in playground inspecting e.g AHCPGD505 Conduct Comprehensive Playground Inspection of Park Facilities, or equivalent professional development and experience. 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to assess play environments against Australian Standards or relevant regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to produce reports and to clearly document expert recommendations
  • Knowledge of inclusivity as it relates to children's play and playgrounds
  • Good interpersonal skills, including ability to work constructively as part of a team, and to liaise with a range of external clients and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to organise schedules and manage timelines
  • Computer literacy and demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Current ‘C’ Class Driver’s Licence
  • Working With Children Check
  • Proof of up-to date COVID vaccinations



  • Trained and/or experienced in playground surface testing
  • Industry knowledge relating to children’s play equipment
  • Knowledge of current theory and practice relating to child injury prevention, particularly as it relates to children's play.


Closing Date & Contact Details:


Submit application by COB Thursday 30 June 2022 

via email to

Enquiries to Kim Cooke on 0447 636 818

Further information at