Work Experience

Each year Austin Health places secondary school students from within the local community for work experience. This provides an opportunity to promote health professions to the youth of today who may become your workforce in the future. It also gives students the chance to observe a workplace and learn about the jobs available within the Health industry.

Post-secondary student placements (tertiary or adult applicants)

For post-secondary placement opportunities, please contact the relevant department directly.

Secondary student placements

The Banyule Nillumbik Workplace Learning (BNWL) organisation facilitates Austin Health's work experience program. There are two programs available:

  1. Work Experience - Targeting typically year 10 students. Placements are available in one-week blocks.
  2. Structured Workplace Learning Programs - Targeting mainly year 11-12 students. These placements allow students who are part of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program or Vocational Education and Training (VET) program to acquire the skills and knowledge in an industry setting. This enables students to apply theory learnt in the class room in a practical way.

How to apply:


Applications for Work Experience and Structured Workplace Learning Placements in 2017 are now open.

Please be aware that only a certain number of placements are available. Placements are allocated on a "first come - first served" basis. Unfortuntely not all departments are able to offer placements and not all weeks are available.

**Please note: Popular weeks book out very early (including school holidays) and all students must be over the age of 15 at the time of their placement** 

To apply for a placement please download and complete the Austin Health Student Application Form below and return to

Student Application Form (PDF Version)

Student Application Form (Word Version)


For more information:

If you have any further queries regarding the Austin Health Work Experience please email us at