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2024 ERH Work Experience Program

Echuca Regional Health provides work experience opportunities for secondary school students (generally Years 10 and 11) who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

ERH is committed to offering each of our local secondary schools 3 to 5 days of placement for a total of up to ten places. This is dependent on student numbers and availability of areas. Students must be a minimum age of 15 to undertake work experience at ERH.

ERH aims to provide a high-quality work experience which provide students with valuable insights into the industry and the workplace. Each student will be buddied with an ERH staff member for the time that they are on work experience.

Students are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities which require extensive training or expertise. We aim to provide a realistic learning experience that demonstrates daily activities and requirements of each role, in a supported setting. We meet with the students at the end of each day to check in and share the student experiences.

Note: Other surrounding secondary school students may apply during proposed weeks allocated but our local schools take priority.

Application process:

ERH Work Experience details are advertised online via the ERH website and social media. ERH will liaise with each individual school’s Careers Advisor to promote via the school directly.

Due to heavy demand and to facilitate coordination of the program we do adhere to application open and closing dates.

We ask that students write a brief letter of application outlining their area/s of interest and a curriculum vitae. This should be emailed to to apply.

If required, due to overwhelming numbers, interviews will be conducted in conjunction with the school careers advisor to assist with this process.

Once selected, successful applicants will be guided through the ERH Orientation process prior to commencement and will be provided with the appropriate documentation.

Any student attending work experience at ERH, whom is aged 16 years and over, MUST have a current Police Check to undertake the work experience placement. This is a Department of Health and Human Services requirement.

2024 dates:

Echuca College: May 6–10, 2024

Applications open: 8/4/2024

Applications close: 22/4/2024


St Joseph’s College Echuca: July 15-20, 2024

Applications open: 17/6/2024

Applications close: 1/7/2024


Australian Christian College Echuca: August 26-31, 2024

Cohuna Secondary College: August 26-31, 2024

Applications open: 29/7/2024

Applications close: 12/8/2024

(inclusive external applications)


Moama Anglican Grammar: November 11-15, 2024

Applications open: 21/10/2024

Applications close: 4/11/2024


External applications: (for students outside the Echuca-Moama area) Applications are invited for the August 26-31, 2024 placement and subject to availability.


Please note: Application opening and closing times are strictly limited to advertised dates.

Work experience areas offered:

There will be two work experience positions available in five areas across ERH.

Students will rotate through the varying departments within each area. These areas include:

1. Nursing/Medical (x2 positions)

Medical Ward, Surgical Ward, Maternity, Theatre and Emergency Department.

2. Allied Health (x2 positions)

Allied Health Assistants, Speech Pathology, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology.

3. Hospital Support Services (x2 positions)

Food Services, Orderlies, Patient Transport and Theatre Technician.

4. Engineering (x2 positions)

General Maintenance, Gardening, Plumbing and Electrical.

5. Human Resources and Administration (x2 positions)

Ward clerk, Administration roles in Education and Training, Health Information Services and other roles around the Health Service.

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