Work Experience

Work Experience Program and Placement Programs

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. This assists these individuals as it helps them to decide which career path suits them best.

Austin Health is partnering with the Banyule Nillumbik Workplace Learning (BNWL) organisation to facilitate our work experience program into the future and ensure successful placements. There are two programs available:

  1. Work Experience - Targeting typically year 10 students. Placements can be up to two weeks (usually one week).
  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:

Thank you for your interest in undertaking a placement at Austin Health.

NEW APPLICATIONS - Secondary Students

Applications for Work Experience and Structured Workplace Learning Placements in 2016 are now open.

Please be aware that only a certain number of placements are available therefore 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 (Word Version)

Student Application Form (PDF Version)

NEW APPLICATIONS - Post Secondary (Tertiary or Adult)

For post-secondary placement opportunities, please direct your queries to the relevant department. You can search the department's list here.

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