Western District Health Service facilitates placements for students as part of their undergraduate and postgraduate studies in several disciplines.  We host many experienced and dedicated staff members who provide a high standard of supervision and preceptorship and contribute to the professional development of students at varying skill levels, through coaching, mentoring and acting as role models.
Placements are currently available in the following disciplines:

  • Registered Nursing (acute, aged and community care)
  • Enrolled Nursing (acute and aged care)
  • Personal care work (Cert III and Cert IV)
  • Lifestyle Coordination (Diversional Therapy)
  • Medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatry
  • Health information and
  • Community services. 

Placements in other areas may also be available upon negotiation.

We have received much positive feedback from students who have completed a placement with us.  They have commented on how welcome they are made to feel, the excellent support and learning opportunities that they receive and the positive attitude of the staff. 

For further information please contact the Undergraduate Nursing Coordinator (for nursing, personal care work and lifestyle coordination placements) on 03 5551 8337 or the relevant Allied Health Manager via Allied Health Reception on 03 5551 8349.

Enquiries regarding work experience should be directed to the Human Resources Department on 03 5551 8225.

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