Work Experience

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.


Allied Health

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

Engineering Department

General workshop and maintenance

Finance Department

Finance administration and data entry

Food Services

General food services/kitchen & catering services

Health Promotions

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.

Information Technology

General IT (basic IT skills required)

How to Apply

The Application process will be advised once the program is on offer again.

Please note that there are limited placements available and should you have any questions, please contact Human Resources team on 5622 6422 or email

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