Job Details

Project Officer - Playground Inspector

Kidsafe NSW

New South Wales
22 June 2022
30 June 2022
Kim Cooke

About Kidsafe NSW Playground Advisory Unit  (PAU) The aim of the Kidsafe NSW PAU is to provide expert advice on the development and maintenance of safe, challenging and innovative playspaces for children 0-15 years, 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 conduct in child car seats and playground inspecting.
Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

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: Either:

• 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 impact 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

Note: Applicant must have a legal right to work in Australia

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