Careers in Health Work Experience Program

West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG) recognises the need to promote healthcare as a rewarding and exciting career choice to strengthen our workforce in to the future. Work experience helps young people understand career options and related courses of study that they may wish to pursue.

West Gippsland Healthcare Group has been offering the work experience program since 2012 which is run by the Human Resource Department. This year is our first year back offering the Work Experience Program since having stopped in 2020 due to Covid 19 restrictions.

As a child safe organisation WGHG works to ensure young people are safe in the workplace and have a beneficial experience during the time they spend at WGHG on work experience.

Work experience provides students with learning opportunities guided by experienced and passionate health professionals. The work experience program allows students exposure to a broad range of careers including, but not limited to, physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, medical imaging, engineering, finance, food services, information technology and administration.

Year 10 students attending school full time in the Baw Baw and Latrobe City are welcome to apply for the program.

Due to the high number of applications received West Gippsland Healthcare Group are unable to offer work experience to all students who apply.

The current open intake is only for the first semester.

Please note: We are unable to allocate students to work directly with doctors or nurses or clinical areas such as: emergency department, intensive care, the operating theatres and procedural suites and other mental health care services.



West Gippsland Healthcare Group will be offering two intakes for applications:

Semester 1 intake:


Semester 2 intake:




Allied Health:

Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Speech Pathology/Dietetics & Medical Imaging (one day in each department)

Allied & Community Health:


Food Services:

General food services/kitchen & catering services



West Gippsland Healthcare Group are working in partnership with Baw Baw Latrobe Local Learning & Employment Network to streamline the application process.

To view all position vacancies and submit your application please follow the below link to our partner website:


Tip: Use keyword search ‘West Gippsland Healthcare Group’

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Jenni Graham from Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN on 5633 2868 or

For more information please contact:

Ellie Whiting from Human Resources on 5622 6422 or

Thank you for your interest in joining our Work Experience Program.