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Work Experience

Each year Austin Health is pleased to offer placements to Secondary School students. This provides a valuable opportunity to promote Health professions to the youth of today who may become your workforce of the future. It also gives students the chance to observe the Health industry in action first hand, and to learn about available jobs within the Health industry.

Post-secondary Students (Tertiary or Adult applicants)

For post-secondary placement opportunities, please direct your query to the relevant department. You can search the relevant department list here. See the list of departments.

Secondary Student Placements


Austin Health partners with Banyule Nillumbik Workplace Learning (BNWL) to facilitate our placement program and ensure successful placements. There are two programs available;

1. Work Experience: Typically targeting Year 10 students, placements are offered in one week blocks only.

2. Structured Workplace Learning: Targeting mainly Year 11-12 students. These placements allow students enrolled in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) or Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs to acquire skills and knowledge within an industry setting. This enables students to apply theory learnt in the classroom to a practical setting.

Placements are available to Victorian Secondary students aged 15 or older at the time of the placement.

Limited placements are offered and placement dates vary across departments throughout the year (ie. Placements are not available in all departments or at all times of the year). Applications are processed according to order of receipt and popular dates book out *very* early. It is highly recommended that students nominate more than one area of interest, and that students indicate all dates they are available to enable an alternative preference to be offered in the event their first preference is unavailable.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Careers Week (September 16-20)


Austin Health is pleased to offer a Work Experience Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary School students seeking to learn more about careers in the Health Industry. The program in 2019 will run from September 16 – 20, during which time students will be mentored by staff across a number of different departments with the opportunity to participate in simulation labs and observe a range of Health services in action.

Applications for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Careers Week are processed in partnership with Banyule Nillumbik Workplace Learning. For details on how to apply, please see below.


How to Apply

*Applications for 2019 are now OPEN.*

Secondary school students who wish to apply for;

-          Work Experience

-          Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)

-          Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Careers Week (Sept 16 – 20)

are requested to complete all sections of the application form below and return to Banyule Nillumbik Workplace Learning at

Student Application Form (Word Format)

*NB. Students must be over the age of 15 at the time of their placement. Placements are available in one week blocks only and limited to one placement per student, per year.

If you have any other queries regarding the Austin Health Work Experience Program, please email Banyule Nillumbik Workplace Learning at