Program Details

WDHS participates in the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Work Experience Scheme.  The scheme is the short term placement of secondary school students with employers, to provide insights into the industry and the workplace in which they are located.  Students are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities which require extensive training or experience.

Download Work Experience Form

WDHS offers students the opportunity to undertake work experience in one of the following programs (subject to availability):

Allied Health (5 day program)
Occupational TherapyMon9:00-3:00
Speech PathologyTues9:00-3:00
Nursing (5 day program)
District NursingMon7:55-3:00
Medical UnitTue9:00-3:00
Diversional TherapyWed9:00-3:00
Surgical UnitThu9:00-3:00
Social Support GroupFri8:45-3:00
Office administration (5 day program)
Budget and FinanceMon9:00-3:00
Corporate ServicesTue9:00-3:00
Executive OfficeWed9:00-3:00
Learning & DevelopmentThu9:00-3:00
Human ResourcesFri9:00-3:00
Maintenance/Trade (5 day program)
Maintenance/Trade area**Mon-Fri7:00-4:00
Farmers and Community Health (4 day program)
National Centre for Farmer HealthMon9:00-3:00
Primary Care PartnershipTue8:30-3:00
Primary Care PartnershipWed8:30-3:00
Community LiaisonFri9:00-3:00

Students are requested to bring bathers and a towel in order to participate in a hydrotherapy session in the pool.

**Trade areas available include Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry or Painting

Application Process

Students interested in applying to WDHS for a work experience placement are required to complete the online application form and submit this to the Work Experience Coordinator via email: or by mail to Work Experience Coordinator (People, Culture & Development) Western District Health Service, PO Box 283, Hamilton VIC 3300.

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