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. 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, Latrobe City and Cardinia Shires are welcome to apply for the program.
Work Experience Periods & Application Dates
To be advised. Currently on hold/unable to offer due to COVID-19 restrictions. WGHG are hopeful that the program can be offered in 2021. Notifications to the schools will occur once WGHG can open the program again.
Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Speech Pathology/Dietetics & Medical Imaging (one day in each department)
Allied & Community Health
Consumer Engagement & Volunteer Coordination
Community Development, planning events & general administration
General workshop and maintenance
Finance administration and data entry
General food services/kitchen & catering services
Community events & engagement
During work experience in Health Promotions, students may be involved in attending community events, including delivery of healthy eating education to Early Learning Centres, Schools and local organisations, attending Community Stakeholder meetings and general administration duties.
Limited dates are available for this department.
General IT (basic IT skills required)
How to Apply
The Application process will be advised once the program is on offer again.
Thank you for your interest in joining our Work Experience Program.