Work Experience and Structured Workplace Learning

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Bendigo Health offers Work Experience (WE) and Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) opportunities to year 10, 11 and 12 students who are interested in clinical and non-clinical pathways into Healthcare. WE and SWL clinical placements at Bendigo Health are purely observational whereas the non-clinical placements are practical. See below for the opportunities offered within our service:

Opportunities offered

Administration and Support Services

Students who obtain a five day Administration placement will rotate through each of the following non-clinical departments: Finance, The Bendigo Health Foundation, Organisational Development, People and Culture and Supply.

Community Services and Allied Health

Students who obtain a three day Community Services and Allied Health placement will experience Bendigo Health’s Transition Care Program, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services and The Hospital Admissions and Risk Program. This placement allows students to observe Allied Health professionals in the community and at our offsite facilities such as Golden Oaks Nursing Home.

Medical Imaging

Students who obtain a three day Medial Imaging placement will observe Medical Imaging Technologists, Nursing Staff, Radiologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists and Sonographers. Students will rotate through different modalities within the department including CT Scanning, MRI, Ultrasound and general X-Ray.

Nursing

Students who obtain a five day Nursing placement will observe Nursing staff within each of the clinical units/departments within the service including: Children’s Ward, Ward 4B Orthopaedics, Golden Oaks Nursing Home, Ward 6C Rehabilitation and Ward 4A Medical.

Paediatrics

Students who obtain a three day placement will observe clinical staff within each of the following clinical units within the service including: Special Care Nursery, Women’s Ward and Birthing Suite and The Children’s Ward.

Allied Health (Physiotherapy)

Students who obtain a one day placement with Physiotherapy will observe the Allied Health professional with outpatient physiotherapy treatment and assessments, participate in group exercise programs including hydrotherapy and assist with setting up activities for patients. 

Placements at Bendigo Health

More information

All placements at Bendigo Health must be obtained via the Careers Coordinator at each Education Institution, the careers teachers will advise of placement availability and the coordination of booking placements on the student’s behalf. Once an opportunity is obtained all of the relevant documentation must be completed which will be arranged via Bendigo Health and the Careers Coordinator.